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


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


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


Rabid Ratings for Django

22.06.2008 by azarai in ajax | django | python | snipplet | tools

For my new pet project i'd like to have some nice fancy starlike rating stuff, but without stars :-) Luckily i found one over at ajaxrain called Rabid Ratings. It uses nice looking hearts and is a out of the box combo with ajax and a php backend. Yep ther


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


Feeds and python II

28.11.2006 by azarai in python | snipplet

i've got some time to continue my python and feed example

MyFeedsConfig.feeds contains a list of feed urls and we just try to receive, aggreate and sort them. pretty self explaining. The article class is also one of ours and does only contain some attri