Review: Python Hunting Book

28.07.2017 by Jens in Developers Life | Learning | python | pygame

I recently stumbled up on a book about game programming with PyGame for beginners. Even I am not the target audience it did catch my attention and my desire to play a bit again with game development and Python. And I had a fantastic time so far :-)


This Problem with PySide, Py2App and Brew drove me Nuts

23.05.2017 by Jens in python | pyside

I build several desktop applications using PySide. It works like a charm on Windows. However, I found a nasty bug in the Mac version which I could not reproduce on my local machine. This one drove me nuts. It was hard to analyze, I own just one Mac and do not have access to another machine. Luckily, with the help of some very long googling (guessing symptoms) and the help of a user of one of my applications, I could fix the issue. As a reminder for myself and help for you, I document it.


Integrate Your Own License Generator With Paddle

15.12.2016 by Jens in python

Paddle is a payment processor for selling things online and specially targeting software developer and their needs. They even support trial version and license activating through their SDK. Unfortunately, last year as I started to use them for my eBook Writing Software Moopato the Windows SDK was dotnet only and not suitable for a python application (They now offer a non dotnet version too). But there was another solution I am going to show you now.


Curated List of Markdown Editors

31.08.2016 by Jens in python | resource tip | Developers Life

Last Update August 2016


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.


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 :-)


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…


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 :-)