The Openpixels Character Editor is born

19.08.2010 by azarai in python | tools

Some time ago i was browsing for 2d sprites again and somehow run accross a nice collection called Openpixels. It's a set of pixelart characters in classic rpg orientation provided in gimp format, with all stuff in its own layer, so you can create alot of


Export a diigo list to markdown

08.08.2010 by azarai in python | snipplet

I use diigo as my bookmarking service and specially their list feature for collecting links of a research topic. Occasionally i need to export a list as markdown syntax. Luckily they got an api and theres also a python modul for it. So some minutes later


Using kwargs to initialize an object

20.07.2010 by kerim in python | snipplet

Way to many (possible and/or optional) parameters for a class? Here is a 5 second tip for all those old style Java-type-programmers...

Use kwargs, simple setter methods and run through the keys.

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
class myClass(

Playing a mp3 stream with python

07.06.2010 by azarai in python | snipplet

I listen to web radios aka music streams alot and usually do not really care how the players work. But recently i got somehow curious about how to play a mp3 stream with python. And it should run on my windows box. That made my search a bit difficult. But


A flash game portal with python

02.06.2010 by azarai in python | tools

Some month ago i wrote about the mochiads api and introduced my python mochi lib for working with some aspects of the moch ads api. I did also mention i was writing something, and tada was a game portal for flash games. After some hacking time i opened up


SVG Sierpinski Carpet Generator

20.04.2010 by kerim in natural | pysvg | python

Coded as described in the Construction section (square based part) in Wikipedia. SVG export requires pySVG.

#!/usr/bin/env python
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
"""
License:
Copyright (c) 2007-2010 Kerim Mansour
All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in so

Free books on Python programming

09.04.2010 by kerim in python | resource-tip

Occationally Stumple Upon gives me nice pages that i didn't know anything about before.

By chance i was sent to this site which contains (amongst others) free python books.

It's generally a good link list to all kinds of programming language books, but i


pySVG meets Trundle, the turtle

28.02.2010 by kerim in natural | pysvg | python

My python pySVG just got a mate named Trundle the turtle (named after a turtle in my kids english school book). For a while now I haven't coded much for pySVG. I had a lot of requests and emails though and one of those involves resurrecting parts of my ol


Fun with colors or making art with python

24.01.2010 by azarai in python

Some time ago while going to work one of those silly ideas sneaked into my mind. I started wondering how it would look like if i take a picture, grayscale it and replace ranges of gray with a color. I'd image something like popart, you know. But i got mor


Finding empty directories

17.01.2010 by kerim in python | snipplet

I know it sounds trivial but as usual the trivial things are those that are most annoying. Running through the harddrive of my notebook i came accross way to much garbage manifesting itself through empty directories.

After some 30 minutes of "search and