20th January, 2008

Gerald release 0.2.2

Filed under: database,python — admin @ 7:11 am

I have packaged and released version 0.2.2 of gerald. You can find all of the details on the project page but in a nutshell the changes from the last release are;

  • A serious bug in the packaging script has been fixed and the distributed archive is now complete and valid.

Bug reports, patches and test cases to the usual email address please. Or just a message to let me know you are using the code would be nice.

7th January, 2008

Desktop Software isn’t Dead

Filed under: General — admin @ 9:00 pm

I started a new job a couple of months ago. Sadly the IT policies are a little restrictive, they won’t even let me use my own mouse with the company supplied computer. So I’ve gone rogue. I bought a new MacBook (black, naturally) in December and thanks to the power of VMWare I’m using it pretty much full time at work.

Which has had an interesting effect on my approach to the software I use. Over the past couple of years I’ve been finding myself using either web based applications or command line scripts I wrote myself. What with having a desktop machine at work, a laptop and a home machine all running different operating systems the web browser and the command line are the easiest ways to synchronise my data via common applications.

As I’m now using the same machine at home and work I’ve started to drift back to o/s specific desktop applications. Instead of Google Reader I’ve switched to NetNewsWire Lite, I’ve replaced the WordPress text area with MarsEdit and I’m trying out OmniFocus instead of some hacked up scripts for my to do list.

I’m not sure what this says about me or my choice of technology, other than that I’ll get a frosty reception from the Google posse at the next Sydney Python meeting. But add this to the fact that I gave back the company supplied Blackberry and I think I must be bucking some sort of trend here. Is it just me or is anyone else fighting back the tide of web apps?

2nd January, 2008

January Sydney Python Meeting

Filed under: General — admin @ 8:59 pm

Most of the country may be on holiday but some of us are working hard and we’re thirsty.

This Thursday, the 3rd of January, 2008 from 6:30pm, there will be a social gathering of the Sydney Python Users Group and any individuals interested in discussing Python, Web, Ruby, Perl etc.

Laptops, code review, show and tell etc allowed and encouraged.

We meet in the ground floor area next to P.J. O’Briens Pub internal entrance in the Grace Hotel, Cnr York and King Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000

See you there.

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