PyCon UK 2008
PyCon UK is a convention for the Python programming language in sunny old Birmingham. This year it is from the 12th to 14th of September and it only costs £75 for all three days.
Now I am using Python every day I think maybe I should attend this year. Looking ...read more
Links Innn Spaaace
Space effects, non-competes blown to smithereens, more mini-computers, a world where films are more entertaining, and something you should read about the history of the personal computer.
50 Photoshop Tutorials For Sky and Space Effects
Because you never know when you’ll need a picture of the sky that looks ...
It was hosted at the Sanger Institute which is part of the very impressive Wellcome Trust Genome Campus.
The Chip With Potential
To be ...
Roaming Programmer Invades Barcelona
I spent an extended weekend in Barcelona and thought I’d share some photos…read more
Creaking Under The Weight Of Links
Lots of links today…
Why do people leave the safety of a regular wage to go into independent game development? Well, creativity and satisfaction are two good reasons.
TextMate Plug-in: ProjectPlus
Interesting plug-in for TextMate which provides extra functionality including some Git support.
Mozilla Labs >> Concept Series
E-Ink Or Link?
Merging On The Mac
Because I’m a cheapskate even when someone else is paying I was trying to find some three-way merge tools for the Mac, unfortunately my Googling didn’t turn up anything that doesn’t appear on other platforms. Obviously you have things like ediff3 in emacs and erm….
One that ...read more
Links 2 – Hyperlink
First look: Ars reviews Firefox 3.1 alpha 1
An early look at Firefox 3.1, particularly of note is the built-in tab switcher preview which previously was only possible using some add-ons which weren’t particularly snappy.
John Carmack planning a “graphical tour-de-force” for the iPhone
What can he ...
Unit Testing In Python – No Dilemma
Unit-testing in Python today…
Having unit testing built into the language (or at least the standard library) is a good move. With an interpreted language like Python it is invaluable to test the various code paths.
It also helped me find some obvious bugs in my code, which I probably ...read more
The House Of Flying Links
KDE 4.1 Released
The new version of KDE has been released with lots of new features making use of the core KDE4 libraries and technologies. Lots of shiny screenshots too.
Something To Realise About Takeovers/Mergers
I heard on the news today that BA and Iberia are planning a merger. That isn’t anything special in the grand scheme of things (especially to a programmer), but they emphasized something interesting, that they would be kept separate brands like they are separate entities.
This never ever happens ...read more
Debugging In Python – Dilemma #2
The next stage in Python development is “how do I debug”.
I’m at the stage where I keep adding print statements into the code to spot code flows and inspect values (which is nice because you can print more or less anything). But this is an extremely archaic way ...read more
Par 3 On The Links
Bar-Camb 2 is this Friday
An open social wiki-like conference. It should be really interesting to see what subjects appear on the day. Also, I haven’t got the faintest clue what I could present…
Working In Python – Dilemma #1
I am still cleansing my body after escaping the confines of Visual Studio, hence the post about “regressing” (although in hindsight it is the wrong word, perhaps progressing is better).
I am now having to do development in Python on a Mac (personal choice), and this leaves me with a ...read more
Let Them Eat Links
World famous for Turing and the Enigma, and in need of more funds.
Microsoft trueSpace: Free Alternative to 3ds Max, Google Sketchup
A good free application for 3D graphics or another example of “embrace and extend”? 3D graphics software tends to be high margin, low volume so I ...
Accessibility – Mobile Phones
Link Dump 23/7
Some more interesting links from the net of the inter.
Django 1.0 Alpha Released!
The release gets closer.
Optimus Pultius OLED Keypad
The cut-down Optimus Maximus keypad thingy. At least it should be much cheaper.
AVR demo platform rocks the color VGA +audio
Home-made with 4-channel audio and 3D ...
I’m Regressing – The Command-Line
Cory Doctorow Talk In Cambridge
Cory Doctorow on Life in the Information Economy
We made a bet, some decades ago, that the information economy would be based on buying and selling (and hence restricting copying of ...