PIL + TIFF = Fun

Wednesday, January 20 2010

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 ...

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Evennia MUD Server IRC Channel

Thursday, October 08 2009

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 ...

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python-fedex 0.1 Released

Wednesday, September 23 2009

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 ...

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Snow Leopard 10.6.0 client DNS problems

Wednesday, September 09 2009

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 ...

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Python 2.6 on MacPorts is fixed

Tuesday, September 08 2009

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!

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EVE Online on Snow Leopard

Monday, September 07 2009

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 ...

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Fun with MDSChannelPeerCreate errors on Mac OS X Server

Friday, September 04 2009

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[4806] MDSChannelPeerCreate: (os/kern) invalid argument

It looks like this ...

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MacPorts Python 2.6 + Snow Leopard

Thursday, September 03 2009

I just thought I’d provide a friendly heads up to the Django and Python communities that the Python 2.6 distributed with MacPorts does not compile on Snow Leopard as of now. This issue is outlined on MacPorts ticket #20284.

There are some really hacky work-arounds, but they are ...

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django-eve-proxy 0.1 Released

Monday, March 23 2009

I am pleased to announce the release of django-eve-proxy 0.1. This is a simple proxy/cache app for Django that you may drop in to assist in accessing the API through your Python modules, or with a urls.py entry, via HTTP.

Although young, django-eve-proxy should be fully functional ...

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Django + EVE Online

Wednesday, February 11 2009

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 ...

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