Restart applications in python

24.09.2007 by kerim in python

I wrote a small script that allows for an application to restart. Perhaps it is usefull for others. There are several use cases like "autoupdating" or changes in preferences in the program that require restarts.

Basically it is very easy to do such things


Our Journey to a blog with django - Part 3: Lessons learned during coding

14.09.2007 by azarai in django | python

This time i'll talk about my experiences made by building our blog/tiny cms system. It's still in development as some features are missing i'd came up since Part 1 and like to implement, but its already in a useful working state and it urged me to switch


Our Journey to a blog with django - Part 2: The basic Model

30.07.2007 by azarai in django | python

This time i am going to define our model for a basic system. The basic version should handle content i.e. blog posts and supports tagging for them. All other feature will come later and get their own post.

At first we need a model for our tag. It should


Our Journey to a blog with django - Part 1: The Requirements

21.07.2007 by azarai in django | python

At the very beginning of our blog, we had to decide if we are going with a self written bloglike system or a mature existing one. After some discussion a self written was out of scope back then and so i evaluated a few blog systems and finally settled wit


Parsing an excel sheet in Python platform independent

28.06.2007 by kerim in python

My wife had some trouble with excelsheets and scripts that had to be created from these sheets. In particular she had to filter the sheet and exclude certain values. Then from the resulting set she had to extract the data of one column only. And for each


A short visit of PyGame

31.05.2007 by kerim in game-development | pygame | python

Ok, its play time again.
Since Azarai already told you about our newly awakened interest in 3D programming and since he already made some posts about engines, textures, terrain editors etc. I thought i gave you a small intro into something totally differe


Generating Names automatically

15.05.2007 by kerim in game-development | python | snipplet

Ever tried to create names for Roleplaying Games (and other things) ?
In the process of implementing an MMORPG i asked myself how that could be done. Might be usefull for NPCs for example.
I found a nice article here about the topic but sadly the code did


Textfields for numbers

08.04.2007 by kerim in gui | python

I am not sure if wxPython has a textfield allowing only for numbers (floats or ints).
I found an old mailinglist entry for such a thing and made some changes to the code.

Why would i need that ?
For a small GUI for HDDCleaner for example ?
Anyway here


Moved code to google

08.04.2007 by kerim in matrix | python

Hi everybody,
Azarai has some problems with his new hoster, mainly the problem that he only as one ftp account.
This causes me a lot of trouble since i can't easily upload new releases (if there are any at all).

There are also some other drawbacks.
So i


Measuring memory consumption with python

26.03.2007 by kerim in python


Ever wanted to show your free memory (or other things) in the system tray ?
Since i had a really bad celeron based desktop with 1 gigabyte ram and eclipse consuming some 500 megabytes alone i so often ran into trouble that i thought i might just as well