What I love about programming is the instant feedback. In most programming languages, after you set up a framework for the barest bones of a program you can then run it at every step of the way to confirm that you are moving towards your goal. What I love second-most about programming is the fact […]
Today I worked on a python program to create a graph of the views of all my photos in my 365 Project set. Here’s the result: (click for full size) I was curious how they stacked up and I wanted to see if I could detect any patterns. Except for a few outliers, they’re mostly […]
Brought to us by Randal Monroe of xkcd: Also, you much check this one out both for its mention of Python and the Asus EEE PC.
The plot twist at the end is awesome, but so is the programmer’s debate going on, especially since we were talking about this at work this week. Another great xkcd from Randall Monroe:
I’ve been very happy until now with drqueue. Developed by Jorge Daza, it’s a very nice render farm management software with a nice GUI. It worked relatively well for me for “Jose’s Dinner” and “Schrodinger’s Cat“. However, there were two big kinks in using drqueue. First of all, Windows support was so sketchy it might […]
Over the last two days, between playing Portal and Age of Empires III (both of which are…awesome!), I’ve been doing a little more flickr hacking. This is very closely related to my previous Flickr program where I checked if my pictures were ready to be moved into the next views groups. This time I wanted […]
I forgot to post this about 1 or so weeks ago when I finsihed up the script. So here’s how the output looks on my flickr views program: Now my next step is to put it on the web. However, the Python API I’m using doesn’t do web-based program authentication. It also doesn’t handle […]
So, thanks to a problem I had with rigging up Nick in “Sugar“, I’ve temporarily lost interest in animation. This happens to me all the time, and I think I’ve mentioned it before in previous blog posts that I’m too lazy to look up before that I tend to gain and lose interest in my […]
In celebration of the new year, and to solve a problem that I explain on the page, here’s a program to figure out which Zodiac animal corresponds to each year: Vietnamese Zodiac I’m still working some kinks out such as the fact that unicode is currently not working on my blog so depending on whether […]
I was writing a GUI for Pydvdauthor, my program for creating DVDs on Linux from an MPEG file. I wrote this in order to help me create the XML files necessary for dvdauthor. Here’s what the GUI looks like right now: I updated the project on freshmeat, but they haven’t updated my main page yet. […]
I have now adapted my blogroll code for YOU! That’s right! Now YOU can put in the URLs of blogs you want to keep track of and my program will put it all on one page for you! No more wandering from site to site! Just visit the link on the right or this one […]
You can find it here or on the right-hand side under “My pages”. This is a program that’s been in my head for about four days and which I spent most of yesterday working on until I realized I was going down the wrong path. Ah, but I’m getting ahead of myself. This program is […]
After spending the past three days futzing about, I’ve finally configured things on my new server so that GNaughtyNice will once again run. So visit the link on the right-hand side of my blog and see how Naughty or Nice any word is!
It took me the better part of about 2 hours to figure out how to get everything to work correctly, but I am finally done with my program, GNaughtyNice. It figures out how naughty or nice a word is by using the Google search API and searching once with the porn filter on and once […]
Football just gets in the way of the commercials I want to watch. So what did I do to kill time in between? I hacked Python, of course! I found a bit of humor in this, don’t know if you will if you haven’t taken CS classes. >>> li [‘a’, ‘b’, ‘new’, ‘mpilgrim’, ‘z’, ‘example’, […]