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Fastest route to Postgres and Python with psycopg2 on OSX.

Download Postgres.app from postgresapp.com. Unzip into /Applications, then run it. To get psycopg2 to then install do: PATH=$PATH:/Applications/Postgres.app/Contents//Versions/9.3/bin/ pip install psycopg2 Tada! Your done and without having had to use fink or brew.

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JSON Pretty Printer in Go

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A quick trial at creating color fields (and then sticking textured stuff on top).

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python-lzo

I realized that when searching for python and lzo, my github page is the first link. I’ve also noticed that people keep forking my github version and that there is no PyPI entry for python-lzo. So, I decided it is … Continue reading

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New experience:  a hard pretzel so fresh that the insides are still soft.  Yum.

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How to fix BIND’s journal out of sync error

This is a note for my future reference. Example error: zone example.com/IN: journal rollforward failed: journal out of sync with zone zone example.com/IN: not loaded due to errors. While named isn’t running, remove the .jnl file for the example.com zone. … Continue reading

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How to convert audio format in a video file: ffmpeg -i input.mkv -vcodec copy -acodec ac3 -ab 448k output.mkv

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irccat3

I liked last.fm’s irccat as an easy way to post events (task completion and errors) to an IRC channel. I was less crazy about the recommendation to use ant to execute it. When I moved it to a OpenVZ VPS … Continue reading

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I can’t believe that Game Developer Magazine is ending in July! I hope they don’t switch my remaining issues to some Windows publication like the last two computer magazines I subscribed to did when they ended.

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Google Calendar drops CalDAV

In January, Google said: “With the launch of CardDAV, it’s now possible to build a seamless sync experience using open protocols (IMAP, CalDAV and CardDAV) for Gmail, Google Calendar and Contacts. We’ll start rolling out this change as planned across … Continue reading

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