Author Archives: dave

Django, Web Sockets & AJAX

As part of the re-write of the curated Funko Vault, I wanted to implement Twitters style pagination and instant searching. After looking at how CouchPotato achieves this I started to look up WebSockets. In this post I’ll outline what steps … Continue reading

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Dynamic Select Based Date Entry Forms

The code I’m going to talk about can be found in my Dynamic Date Selects repository Been a while since I’ve posted anything! One of the reasons is that I’ve spent a bit of time over the last few months … Continue reading

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Quick Update: Numpy & Pandas on Raspberry Pi

Just a quick update. I’ve been working on an app to scrape & analyse the prices and availability of records released on Record Store Day from the Discogs marketplace. I’ve also started to write something to analyse Pops that have … Continue reading

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Radio Shows As Podcasts: Part 3b – Scheduling the Python Code

This is the second part of the post on how I daemonised my Podcast XML auto generating Python programme. Part 3a can be found here. When writing the scan_for_podcasts.py file, I’d already written a check to see whether the current time (i.e. datetime.datetime.now()) … Continue reading

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Radio Shows As Podcasts: Part 3a – The init.d Script

This is the first part of the post on how I daemonised my Podcast XML auto generating Python programme. Part 3b can be found here. After some research, I found this blog post to contain most of the information I needed. I … Continue reading

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Radio Shows As Podcasts: Part 3 – Daemonisation

Note: this post was original published before I’d had a chance to write up Part 2, which discussed how I generated the XML for the podcast feed, hence the out of order numbering. It also got way bigger than I … Continue reading

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Python for Data Analysis: Quick Update & Fix

Been a little while since I’ve been able to update this blog, or do much Python programming. Finally had a chance to start working my way through the first proper chapter and rather quickly ran into a problem with using … Continue reading

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Python for Data Analysis: First Steps

I’ve been looking at Data Scientist roles, and a little more of what skills one needs for Analytics roles. A frequent requirement is some history or experience of using R or other statistical analysis programmes. I don’t have any history … Continue reading

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Rare Tasting Night: Alpaca

I’ve had a personal rule for a few years now, that when I’m eating out (especially somewhere new) I’ll always eat the strangest, rarest thing I can on the menu. It’s a nice way of trying new things, and stopping … Continue reading

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Deluge & Private Internet Access

I’ve been using Private Internet Access for about a year and a half now, and I’m pleased enough with the outcomes and cost. It’s simple enough to use on the Mac, and it can be run through OpenVPN. This is … Continue reading

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