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[9 Jan 2008 | No Comment | ]

Courtesy of World Labels..
A rather complete list of all different type of label types, including CD stomper and Avery cross references
If you want the whole lot, make sure you scroll to the bottom to collect the zip file
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Django, Finance, Linux Administration, Open Source, Philosophy, Political, Rant »

[4 Nov 2007 | No Comment | ]

Yesterday, I was searching around for a Critique of Neale Donald Walsch after watching the DVD “Conversations with God” – I have already read all three books of his Conversations with God series and whilst it didn’t present to me any new and revealing ideas about life, god and living in general, it did act as a reminder of the ones I already have. I have known about Book 1 for almost as long as it’s been out but never picked it up as I considered it would be too …

Django, Javascript, Open Source, Python »

[16 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

Generic Serialization using JSON – here ’tis
Django + Ajax Presentation (pdf) – page 35 onwards – here ’tis
Thread on ExtJS forum specifically Django + JSON + ExtJS – here ’tis
Aah, also five part ipython series on showmedo.com
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Django, Open Source, Philosophy, Python »

[27 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

Not much time to write but all I can say about Django is:
I came for the models, I stayed for the templates
While it’s not all been smooth sailing for me mostly due to my lack of python experience, the guys on IRC especially “Magus” have been tremendous. Is he paid to help people??? Someone should give him a fulltime position on the IRC channel.
The other part that tripped me up was newforms library as it’s still under development and isn’t fully documented as yet. This article at Big Nerd …

Cross-Platform, Open Source, Philosophy »

[2 Sep 2007 | No Comment | ]

I wrote an earlier post about Mifos – an open source microfinance project implemented by the Grameen Foundation. I just saw this interesting video on youtube that I thought worth sharing.

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Linux Administration, Open Source »

[1 Sep 2007 | 3 Comments | ]

In my last post, I wrote about flpsed a PDF and Postscript editor. I was really surprised about how much traffic the post brought in from google, so I thought I would do a bit more digging around to see what I could find because flpsed doesn’t have the same amount of features as something like Foxit’s PDF Editor.
So I went on a bit of an install frenzy searching for Windows PDFEditor’s with free trials and installing them and running them with Wine. I didn’t have much success there and …

Linux Administration, Open Source, Rant »

[30 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

Ok, I have used most of the Gnome music players and they are mostly very good and quite stable but here, I find myself back on Amarok, given up on it’s Gnome counterparts?
Well, mostly it’s the tagging capabilities that Amarok offers. Yes, Listen and a few other have musicbrainz support but most of my music is so left of field that it’s not on Musicbrainz and this is where Amarok let’s you use “guess tag from filename” and you can also do this quickly and easily for groups of files. …

Cross-Platform, Open Source, Philosophy »

[30 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

I had seen, used and explored Freemind before but never REALLY put it to use. Recently, I began brainstorming for a project that I have had in my head for the last 12 months and I have found Freemind to be brilliant.
As is the case with most software I seek out, it is cross-platform and it’s written in Java. It has excellent shortcut capabilities that allow you to link, navigate, add, move, raise, lower, highlight etc all without touching the keyboard.. it really stands back, gets out of your way …

Automotive / Transportation, Hardware & Gadgetry, Internet Goodness, Open Source, Philosophy, Python, Transportation, Virtualization (Virtualisation) »

[21 Aug 2007 | One Comment | ]

Is it just me or is this the year of open source? That ever elusive “year of Linux” may not arrive but certainly, it seems the virus of open source is taking hold. It certainly is happening in the kind of Web2.0 projects we are seeing coming up, and many businesses are choosing open business models of traditional models. Green is in, Green is good and open source is along for the ride. Or is it that suddenly because I am kind of focused on Open Source technologies, it starts …

Cross-Platform, Linux Administration, Open Source »

[20 Aug 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

# Update – I discovered a better PDF Editor than flpsed and have written about it here
I spend so much time typing and so little time writing these days, that when I have to use a pen, any length of writing ends up becoming a bit painful, especially so because I am left-handed and we are reknown for holding our pens incorrectly (among other things)
So, I haven’t used Adobe Acrobat for viewing PDF’s for a long time.. since Version 6.0 when it took forever to load and asked you to …