- ARCHIVE / October, 2009
- Visualizing Wittgenstein’s Tractatus
Shameless self-plug: some time ago I made an alternative visualization of Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. No special reason, just because I wanted to do some experimentation with a text I was already working on. Well today I sort of run into it by change, and I really liked it! Isn’t that a good feeling when you […]
- Impromptu: If-mod macro
hey there – this morning I checked out a nice screencast by Ben Swift and was struck by the if-mod construct he’s using. It’s a really useful shortcut that saves you from writing a few (possibly distracting) parenthesis, so I tried to recreate it myself. To recap.. normally with Impromptu if you want to play […]
- Yolk : Python packages index
Yolk is a Python tool for obtaining information about packages installed by distutils, setuptools and easy_install and querying packages on PyPI (Python Package Index a.k.a. The Cheese Shop). Yolk can list all the packages installed by distutils or setuptools on your system by >=Python2.5 or packages installed by setuptools if you have <=Python2.4. You can […]
- LilyPond … music notation for everyone
The inspiration for LilyPond came when two befriended musicians got annoyed with the bland and boring look of computer print-outs. Every musician prefers reading beautiful music, so couldn’t we programmers solve that printing problem? LilyPond just does that: it prints music in the best traditions of classical engraving with minimum fuss. Don’t waste time on […]
- UML to django
Neat little project that will speed up your data modeling using django: think up an application model, formalize it by drawing a UML diagram using the freely available ArgoUML, and have it tranlsated into django models automatically. Just use uml-to-django and et-voila’: the application is ready in django!
- Impromptu & Zebra: a perfect match!
I’ve been having so much fun using Impromptu with the Zebra audiounit lately (I just got the demo version for now). Nice sounds, very stable, clear but captivating interface, easy to control programmatically via Impromptu. Think I’m gonna buy it! Zebra is a wireless modular synthesizer. It combines numerous synthesis techniques (subtractive, additive, fm, wavetable, […]
- Installing PyGraphviz [tested on OSx Leopard]
PyGraphviz is a Python interface to the Graphviz graph layout and visualization package. With PyGraphviz you can create, edit, read, write, and draw graphs using Python to access the Graphviz graph data structure and layout algorithms. [I was doing this in order to benefit from some of the django-command-extension functionalities] 1. Get graphviz here and […]
- Pong screensaver
Among various other useful freebies, Rogue Amoeba software is giving away for free Pong Saver, a nice little screensaver that emulates this classic arcade game… cool!
- Autocomplete in Django #2
[Update 14/09/11 : If you’re using Django 1.3 you can also skip point -4- below, as the ‘cut’ filter is included in Django by default now!] [Update 15/2/10 : I added a small example that shows how to make this work with Inlines too, see point 6 below…] [Update 18/10/09 : please note that the […]
- New Impromptu screencast and a few lessons learned
… Initially this song was called ‘Voices Slowly Talk To Me‘ – then.. as usual.. I lost control of its direction! So I don’t know anymore how much the title would apply. Anyways, it’s my second experiment with recording an Impromptu performance (by the way I also played it live the other night at the […]