Category Archives: computing

pycrypto Windows binaries

Another entry in my gripping series of posts intended to remind me about various software and development things when I inevitably forget them, this time to do with pycrypto. Installing pycrypto via a regular pip install is a pain for … Continue reading

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Deploying MySQL for Django on an Ubuntu OS

I’ve had occasion to deploy Django on fresh Ubuntu systems a few times recently, for some side projects. To save me Googling these answers again the next time I do so, here are the steps for getting MySQL properly installed … Continue reading

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Gee, thanks TortoiseSVN

Recursion: see Recursion.  

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Sumatra PDF

I’ve been using PandocĀ for generating most of my documents for some time now, even going so far as to write a small tool to add additional support specific to my needs. I mostly generate PDF documents, and I found it … Continue reading

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Deluge Toggle – the world’s simplest Deluge client

I’ve recently been using Deluge to download torrents, thanks to froztbyte’s recent blog post. It seems to work very well, especially when combined with FlexGet for handling RSS feeds of torrents. My torrents are downloaded by my desktop machine, which … Continue reading

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Surprisingly, I can do my own rebooting

Dear Microsoft, stuff like this is (a very small) part of why many people detest your software. Does one of your software developers get his jollies from adding greyed out “Restart later” buttons to (annoyingly modal) dialogs? You should get … Continue reading

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Setting permanent environment variables on Windows via command line

Some of our internal tools at work require a number of environment variables to be set to a variety of different options, depending on the project. This can be done with set, but that only changes the value for the … Continue reading

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An open letter to the people who write applications which require no Internet access but whose documentation is only available online

In many parts of the world, including the part I live in, always-on-Internet is far from cheap and frequently completely unavailable. Since your application has nothing to do with the Internet, I and many others use it for whatever it’s … Continue reading

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