Amazon Elastic Transcoder Review
MUD tech is fun/cool, but…
As software development evolves, there are an ever-expanding number of ways to put together very complex, elaborate systems that are fun to geek out on. Multi-processing is becoming increasingly prevalent, distributed systems are a boon to cases with massive scalability or reliability requirements, and there are all kinds of neat ...read more
Why I won’t be gifting this Christmas
As I slogged through December 2010 with a one eye on the wallet, and the other on my Christmas shopping list, I arrived at an important realization: I had stopped enjoying what Christmas had become. As a child, the stressful, time-consuming, expensive parts were hidden away; it was fun and ...read more
- Python 2.7 and 3.x compatibility.
- Extremely simple API
- Powered by requests
python-route53 feedback wanted
Late last night (or early this morning), I finished the draft of python-route53, a stand-alone Route 53 module with Python 3.x and Python 2.7 compatibility. Route 53 is an excellent DNS service offered by Amazon Web Services. It exposes everything through an API.
My intentions with python-route53 are ...read more
Evennia MUD server gets BSD’d
python-fedex and colormath re-licensed under BSD
I am happy to announce that python-fedex and python-colormath have been re-licensed under the BSD License. At the time these two packages were created, there were reasons for GPL’ing these. However, said reasons have long since been removed, so it’s BSD time!
My involvement with both of these ...read more
python-bluefin 1.3 released
python-bluefin 1.3 has been released, now with improved error handling. The major feature in this release is that we have smoothed over some inconsistencies in Bluefin’s error handling.
Instead of setting an HTTP status code indicating an error like they do for most of the Bluefin API errors ...read more
python-bluefin 1.2 released, sans urllib2
python-bluefin 1.2 has been released. python-bluefin is a very thin wrapper around the Bluefin payment gateway’s API. The two major changes are:
- urllib2 has been removed, with the excellent requests taking its place.
- We now check directmode’s status_code for known failure codes and raise exceptions based on ...
Mountain Lion observations so far
As some of the software I use on my Macbook Pro now requires at least 10.7, I had to retire my trusty Snow Leopard a few weeks ago. After a few weeks of using Mountain Lion, I’ve got things mostly straightened out to where I’m productive again ...read more