1. This Clojure Thing

    By peter

    I like languages. I don't have much of an ear for natural languages, but after some decades of playing around with computers I do know a little bit about programming languages. Once in a while I set out to learn a new one.

    So why learn Clojure? First, the ...

  2. Btw., Todoist

    By peter

    I'm now happily using Todoist. The free version is somewhat limited (no task notes, no reminders), and paid is a bit pricey (US$ 29,- / year). But on the other hand, I've come to really appreciate some of its features, such as breaking up tasks into subtasks, further grouping ...

  3. Tasks, lists, eye candy

    By peter

    I'm a bit embarrased. This is the first time I'll abandon a piece of software I've been a long-time user of, mostly on usability and design reasons -- so shallow.

    I love lists, and I'm pretty forgetful. At times I'm so immersed in a job that ...

  4. "I have done this, it was not awesome"

    By peter

    Hilarious presentation about failure and morals. Having been part (in a sometimes, ahem, active role) in some spectacular screwups, I can relate a LOT.

    Watch this now, and after the next screwup at your organization, watch it again.

    Besides being really funny, I like that presentation for a number of ...

  5. Mocking Flask

    By peter

    I've come to appreciate Flasks' ease-of-use more and more. For example, when developing clients that connect to some HTTP/RESTful backend there's always a decision to be made on how to test the client. Some options are:

    1. Test against PROD. Avoid, unless you really want to be that ...
  6. docopt: Declarative option parsing

    By peter

    Nice little library for declarative CLI parsing in Python:docopt.

    At work we use Python quite a bit, but often it’s not the huge softwarepackages but little scripts and tools that are most used. Standardlibraries like argparse provide a lot of functionality, but still Ifound using it a little ...

  7. The Cubox Has Landed

    By peter

    Finally (and thanks to some nice people in Graz who resent a misaddressed package -- thanks guys!) my Cubox has arrived! It really is a cute little box:


    The Cubox is a nice little ARM-based computer, capable of running Linux and decoding HD content. It sports HDMI and SPDIF outputs, and ...

  8. Evernote?

    By peter

    I'm a great fan of taking notes. I've collected notes for years, mainly on technical topics. The main goal was to prevent the "I know how to do this, I've done it before -- but how did I do it?" phenomenon -- ie. to collect a log of solutions ...

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