Posts tagged Python

New Projects

This month I have started a couple of new projects. It began as one but soon split. The primary project was to make use of a 128x64 I2C OLED display. It has been sitting on the side for a few months after an impulse purchase. It soon became apparent that I needed a way to generate static images for the screen. Although there were programs out there that would convert a bitmap image into the hex code I needed, many were for Windows. So I decided to have a go at converting it myself.

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Kivy

This week whilst thinking about how to represent an idea as a GUI application I ran into the limits of GTK3. I had a look around at matplotlib and pygame as possible work arounds but neither suited what I had in mind. It was then that I discovered Kivy.

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Portable Apps & Portable Python

So I wanted to do some programming in python whilst at work I could have used my netbook but its size can make it difficult to work on for serious code generation. So my decision was to use Portable Apps from a USB memory stick, Portable Apps does not include Python in its package listing. A quick scout about with a popular search engine showed Portable Python as a solution a current Python version bundled with some handy modules.

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Code Snippet Plugin

Hopefully by the end of the year I might publish one or two of my scripts/programs on the site. Lines and lines of same colour text is hard to analyse when trying to understand a program, every programmer will use an editor with syntax highlighting given the chance. So to assist those reading code here I have added a handy little plugin called Code Snippet. It supports a wide variety of languages and is easy to use.

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2007

I was hoping to start of 2007 with a post around a week ago, obviously this didn’t happen, oops. Now for my usual excuses, I have been away from regular internet access and have been suffering from man-flu. I’m almost better now, so on with the new year.

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Python

For some time now I have been playing about with the Python language. Most of the stuff I have created with it has been rubbish or just little experiments into exploring the language.

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Teaching Myself Python

All that free time I had when tired of looking for jobs had to be applied to something. I received a Learning Python book for Xmas and decided that since I had a working computer again it was time to put it to some use.

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