Category Archives: Programming

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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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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Radio Shows As Podcasts: Part 1 – The Set Up

I prefer to listen to radio shows and plays as podcasts than as normal mp3s or items in my library. There are various ways to obtain BBC radio shows as mp3 files, and to set the tags as needed to … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi – Update

Just a quick update to my Raspberry Pi set up. The bug in mounting drives with the Raspberry Pi 2 required the work around outlined in the last post: code was added to rc.local that caused a wait of 30 … Continue reading

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