Do you still buy programming books?

31.08.2016 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning

Recently I was browsing on Amazon in the Kindle Short Reads section for Computer Books, and I stumbled on a set of Python Books for Beginners. I checked them out and noticed they all got a good Amazon Bestseller Rank, meaning they were actual bought; much more than many other programming books on Amazon.


How to Build a nice looking Product Box for Amazon Affiliate Sites

11.06.2016 by Jens in tools | python

Lately, I've been venturing into building niche sites. Besides the business, I am also always curious what technic other use to create their sites.


PySide - Problem styling a QTabWidget

18.01.2015 by azarai in python | pyside

I am currently writing an eBook Writer desktop app and i am using python 3 and PySide. It is the first time i am actually using QT and PySide. Some hings go really easy, some not so and sometimes i encounter strange behaviour. This article covers one of those.


Displaying KeepTrack Pro Trackers Graphs with Javascript

25.12.2014 by azarai in javascript

I recently started using KeepTrack Pro for tracking my fitness training. Its a great little tool and pretty flexible. But i missed sum view in the graph section (which seem to come in version 4), but luckily it had an backup mode and when i took a look at the backup file, i felt the urge to hack something. And we are doing it with Javascript :-)


Preview of Moopato Writer I

30.07.2013 by azarai in python

Our site did run with a self written blog with django for quite some time. It worked fine, but Kerim was annoyed with writing markdown in an online editor and i wasn't satisfied with it as well. In addition i was bothered by the dynamic website buidling way. For an almost static page theres no need to build it on every request. System resources i could use for other stuff. So the idea was born to switch to a static site generator. I already did write one earlier for the Imago site and as there weren't that much at that time available and did, what every developer does, run its own :-)


List of Markdown Editors

21.06.2013 by Jens in python | resource tip

Last Update August 2016


Post to Tumblr with python

19.05.2013 by azarai in python

I have an art blog over at tumblr where i post my (almost) daily doodles. Usually i post them with the Tumblr UI, but lately i i got annoyed but that way and hacked something together to post images directly from my windows exlorer.


Colourlovers Palette Downloader

20.12.2012 by azarai in python | tools

I like Colourlovers and frequently use it. But one thing that really bugged me all the time was that i could not download all color palettes i've ever favoured. Nothing in the UI, not even through the api. At least one could find them again with the search. But to click on each of my favorites palettes and than on the download link was to tedious...


Imago now with AGPL

17.02.2011 by azarai in imago

Even my previous plans with imago didn't work out i still did the step and released it under the AGPL and also offer a commercial license in case the AGPL isn't applicable for you. The terms of use of the previous 08 and 07 versions are not affected and you can still use them.


Create your own textformat and parse it

27.12.2010 by azarai in python | snipplet

For my cv i maintain a list of all projects i worked on to give a bit more information than a typical german cv does. Each project entry contains a name and description, what my job and role was and which technology was mainly used and when it was. I used OpenOffice several years for this task, but was never quite lucky with it as i always had to fix the layout after i added a new entry... But this time it bothered me once too often, so i had to code something :-)