Category Archives: Python

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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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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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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