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Adding Bittorrent Support to My PogoPlug February 12, 2014

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Over the weekend, I visited my local Walmart and found a Pogoplug model V4-A1-01 in the electronics section. It was on the discontinued items table and marked down to $39.95, about half of what it cost new, but still a bit more that what you could find online. Still, a bird in the hand, etc. I took it home and plugged in a 1TB external drive that I’ve had for a couple of years, and it worked perfectly. Then I decided to try installing a Bittorrent client.

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Four Things I Hate About Wave November 24, 2009

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OK, I’ve had my Google Wave account for a few days now, and played around both by myself and with a friend. Here’s what I’ve discovered.
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Audacity mods August 6, 2007

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This post will record my initial findings as I investigate modifications to Audacity to support some common use-cases. In particular, I’m interested in implementing the first bullet point of the section “Books on tape, field recordings, etc.”, and also all of the bullets listed under ” Looping and Dictation Aids”. All of these involve handling short-cut keys during the playing of an audio stream. (more…)

A Generic CLI Dispatcher module for Python May 30, 2007

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Here’s a little script that makes it easy to create command line interpreters (CLIs). Creating a CLI framework is one of my usual benchmarks when I learn a new programming language. It usually requires a bit of in-depth knowlege, yet is easy to code in only a day or so. In this case, it took a bit longer but it was worth it in the end because it taught me more about decorators. (more…)

Book info script May 26, 2007

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The Problem

I like books. I like them a lot. Over the years, I’ve collected a large number of books. And now I want to get rid of some of them.

A lot of them I’m giving to Goodwill, but there are several sets that all deal with one topic or another. As I was packing some of these for transport, it occured to me that someone else may want to buy some of my books, so I needed to write an ad. Of course, good ads are packed with useful information about the product being sold, and collecting that data for a collection of random books is a bit labor intensive.

So, I wrote a Python script.

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