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Python and the Horrendous Tab Character

This thread was on reddit about a month or so ago, but I didn't stumble on it until just recently. Basically, the thread talks about the dreaded tab character, and it's effect on Python code using different editors. I have pasted the items I find most interesting. It's amazing the philosophy changes that one can […]

"We're Going In A New Direction"

Looking back at the archives of this blog, it's overall theme and vibrancy has changed throughout the months, and honestly, I don't like where it's landed. So, this blog is taking a new turn and revisiting it's roots. The initial reason this blog was put up, back in September 2005, was to provide an archive […]

Python Fibonacci Sequence

So, in case you were wondering, Pthree stands for Perl, Python and PHP. I know, I know. I haven't posted hardly anything at all. So I make a feeble attempt at starting now. Everything that I have been doing at work is supposed to be written in Python, but instead, I have been writing everything […]

Gmail-notify as an Example of the Power of Open Source Software

The example I am about to expense is why Open Source Software (OSS) is so powerful. A friend of mine was reading my blog, and cheking out my Firefox extension list (that I still need to update badly). He noticed that I use the gmail notifier extension for Firefox rather than the gmail-notify package for […]

Sudoku Mania

My wife and I were in Barnes and Noble last night. Of course, the first place I go is the magazine rack to pick up the latest Linux Format issue, then over to the prgramming section to get a new computer book. I was completely torn between a number of different computer books, but finally […]

Spellbound, The Workforce and Firefox Market Share

Being a serious Firefox junkie, I was testing out a couple new extensions when a fellow coworker came by my desk and asked me what I was doing.  He then asked what extensions I find useful, at which point I began showing off Spellbound.  Immediately, he jumped out of his seat and couldn't believe his […]

Python File Handling: Part I

Because learning a new language takes a little bit of time, I haven't had much to blog about here. I would like to blog more often, but I feel that I need to get a hang of the language before I can venture too far into blogging about it. I woudn't have much to blog […]

Number Arrays in Python

Being new to Python and completely discovering the language has been quite the experience. I find it realy cool that it is whitespace dependant, and that indenting matters. This helps reduce alot of the "chatter" that is common in C/C++, Java, Perl, etc. This week, I decided, among other things, to write a game in […]

One Solid Python IDE

A house contractor utilizes the best tools of his trade. As does a plumber, carpenter, mechanic and technician. So should developers. It is easy as a developer to get caught into using simple tools to get the job done. For example, when editing a web page, a simple text editor gets the job done just […]