Category Archives: Programming

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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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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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Thankfully, I never switched to Google Reader

I’ve long had a suspicion that I should just switch to Google Reader instead of continuing to develop my own feed2 reader software (found on github). Today’s news that Google Reader is being shut down makes me feel rather vindicated. … Continue reading

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I just upgraded from PostgreSQL 8.3 to 9.2.  In doing so, I also went from a Sun optimized build (since I installed their supplied version before) to a self built version where I didn’t fiddle with optimization at all (the documentation suggests -O5, … Continue reading

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The Javacript Compiler I Want

There are a number of compilers that in something and output Javascript. A few of the more well known ones seem to be CoffeeScript, Dart, and emscripten. What I really want though is a Javascript to Javascript compiler that will … Continue reading

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Winter Banner

And now I have a new Winter themed banner. See the code and assets for it in my processing banners git repo here ( https://github.com/jd-boyd/processingjs-banners ). Processing.js can be found here This expands out into working with particles as objects, … Continue reading

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How I like to build for Windows

I’ve seen a growing number of free software Windows programs where the recommended (or only) build procedure is to cross-build from Linux. I really like this idea. The latest I noticed that did this is the Clementine music player (which … Continue reading

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I am now on Google+ http://gplus.to/jdboyd

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virtualenv and pip

Sorry, this isn’t a very original post. There are many guides on using virtualenv and pip. Some of them will be more comprehensive. Still, I find value in posting this because to some extent I do use my web site … Continue reading

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The Game Of Life

The new banner is Conway’s Game Of Life. To quote Wikipedia: The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970 This version is in a small … Continue reading

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