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Do you need a ticket to PyCon 2018?

I have one ticket (main conference, no tutorials) for Pycon 2018 in Cleveland that I will not be able to use. It is at the the early-bird rate of $350. Please contact me if you are interested in it.

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Using Beets from 3rd Party Python Applications

I am thinking of using Beets as music library to update a project. The only example of using it this way is in the source code of the Beets command-line interface. That code is well-written but does much more than … Continue reading

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Plane Spotter

My new app Plane Spotter has been approved. The interesting part of it is that it is written in Python and Kivy. Having written Android apps in Java, Cordova, and now Python, I can unequivocally say that the Python/Kivy combination … Continue reading

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Adding GIT branch to BASH prompt

Save this: to ~/ Then add to ~/.bashrc: source ~/ GIT_PS1_SHOWCOLORHINTS=1 PROMPT_COMMAND='__git_ps1 "\# \w" ": "' yielding: 19 ~/proj/app (develop): Note: There are more options to show the status of files. See the for info. Edit: This is … Continue reading

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New Programming / Shell / Vim Font

Thanks to Chris Weisel for pointing out a great new font for shells and Vim. I usually check out “great new programming fonts” and am consistently disappointed. This one is different. It is similar to Bitstream Mono, but not as … Continue reading

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Easy Erg – C++ Library for the Concept 2 Rowing Machine Released

I recently open-sourced some of my code. It’s a C++ library that wraps the API and provides an ‘Erg’ class. It currently it builds against an older version of the SDK – version 1.24 – and the current build system … Continue reading

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New Rowing Series on Row-2K

Row2K has posted the first video of a new web series. This one is called ‘Gut Checks.’ It is a series of short interviews with national-caliber rowers interspersed with some great rowing video. “The one that sticks out to me … Continue reading

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VI Joke

I have no idea where I found this. People don’t argue about editors as much as they used to. This joke was more relevant then. Two guys are sitting in a bar, and get talking. "What's you IQ?" one asks. … Continue reading

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RESTful API Design

I just stumbled on Geert Jansen’s book ‘Thoughts on RESTful API Design.’ Here he has documented things he learned while designing the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization API. The nice thing is that the source to the book is on github … Continue reading

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Repeating Sections in a Django Template

I have a need to have multiple sections of name/value pairs with a header on some pages. Something like: <div class="row">     <div class="span6">         <div class="row"><div class="span3"><h2>History:</h2></div></div>         <div class="row"><div class="span2">Date added to fleet:</div><div class="span2">{{plane.dateAddedToFleet}}</div></div>         <div class="row"><div class="span2">Total Flight Time:</div><div class="span2">{{plane.totalFlightTime|asTime}}</div></div>         <div … Continue reading

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