Cheetah templates overriding

Cheetah is a very good templating language, especially because it’s the one (correct me if i’m wrong) to apply the Object-Oriented model to Documents. It can seem a bit weird at the beginning but when you get used to it, you can’t live without it :-)

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Remixes

Yesterday i watched Tracks, a really good frecnh/dutch tv show about underground (music, techies, whatever) .. Yes, there still are some good shows on TV. TrashTV sucks !!

Anyway the show was about remixes. Some bands do all their business with that (they are probably paying lot of royalties for that ...

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Bad day

The Sofware Patent Agreement has been adopted today by the European council … This is a bad day, i’ll raise my hand and say NO to the European constitution the 29th May.

— Damned politics

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Alinea3

Since few weeks i’ve been working on the next generation of this blog’s engine : Alinea3. While Alinea 2 was powered by Webware and ZPT, Alinea3 uses Quixote and Cheetah.

The database schema remained quite the same, except for the Roles layer which was added to provide a flow-engine-like ...

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When firefox extensions mess it up

Yeehah i found a new way to burn my Firefox profile … upgrading extensions. Very nice huh ? Here is the outter-space-sticky-bottom-bar new firefox extension from hell:

You won’t be able to live without it :)

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PyRXPU and Unicode

In a previous post i was discussing about PyRXP .. Now i’m playing with PyRXPU which aims to PyRXP with Unicode support … But, i’m not sure to understand the crap strings it returns:

>>> import pyRXPU
>>> pyRXPU.version
'1.05'
>>> doc = pyRXPU.Parser().parse('<foo>Bar</foo>')
>>> doc
(u'\U006f0066o ...

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My new mail checker

It’s been long to find the mail checker of my dreams. Embrace is a little E17 application which can monitor pop,imap(s),etc mailboxes. Currently, 0.0.1 version displays read/unread mail number per mailbox, that suits my needs for the moment :-)

Also, Debian sid users may ...

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Inserting legend in images using PIL

I wanted to insert legends directly in images instead of displaying them below respective images. ImageMagick can do that (Text directive) but it’s not smart enough to make the legend always visible, even in dark images (if the legend color is black). So i used this script to accomplish ...

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