PIL + TIFF = Fun
We had to do some things at work using TIFF files with software that relied on the presence of certain TIFF Tags. We’re slowly phasing out some legacy C applications with Python equivalents, and decided to use Python Imaging Library for the task.
Everything worked brilliantly, aside from the ...read more
Evennia MUD Server IRC Channel
To improve collaboration, the Evennia MUD Server project now has an IRC channel on Freenode, #evennia. We have taken it a step further and linked this up with our test game, so those messing around in-game can still talk/listen on the IMCEvennia channel (which is also replicated to the ...read more
python-fedex 0.1 Released
After a few weeks of slow work, I finally have released python-fedex. This module is a very light wrapper around suds and the Fedex WSDLs. There is very little abstraction, the idea is just to handle the annoying WSDL stuff behind-the-scenes and raise some basic exceptions if really bad things ...read more
Snow Leopard 10.6.0 client DNS problems
It would appear that Snow Leopard 10.6.0 has an issue with client-side DNS resolution. Symptoms include erratic resolution of domain names from local network DNS servers for any command or application using gethostbyname(). However, using the host or nslookup commands resolve things correctly.
The current best resource for ...read more
Python 2.6 on MacPorts is fixed
As the title suggests, Python 2.6 may now be compiled without problem via MacPorts on Snow Leopard. The issue was fixed early in the weekend. Onward!read more
EVE Online on Snow Leopard
After a few hours of play, it seems like EVE on Snow Leopard brings a noticeable improvement on several fronts. First and foremost, there is a definite increase in framerate and performance with multiple clients open. I can not quantify this scientifically (or am too lazy to do so).
One ...read more
Fun with MDSChannelPeerCreate errors on Mac OS X Server
We started experiencing AFP problems and general instability on one of our Mac OS X servers today. AFP locked up and sucked a lot of resources, caused some bogus error messages in the logs. Kept getting this in particular:
AppleFileServer MDSChannelPeerCreate: (os/kern) invalid argument
It looks like this ...read more
MacPorts Python 2.6 + Snow Leopard
django-eve-proxy 0.1 Released
Django + EVE Online
For the use of fellow Djangonauts out there, I introspected and fixed up CCP’s SQL dump of EVE Online data. This means you can now get access to everything from the comforts of the Django ORM.
The project is still very new, and I’m not even sure it ...read more