A 2-post collection

Debug Logs as Python Programs

As a programmer (or sysadmin, IT professional, cluster maintenance worker, scrum leader, etc) there will absolutely be times that a debugger isn’t powerful enough or optimal enough or simple enough.  For some classes of problems, whether they be visual (graphs, animations), size (too much stuff changing too quickly), security (only munged objects come with this module) etc, a debugger will only hinder your ability to work.  We inevitably go to data logging for these classes of problems, as it’s quite simple to learn and

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Roll your own Google Cloud Print, Today, Using Your Zipit Z2 (or anything that can run python), in 5 Minutes

When I read about Google’s new strategy for cloud printing, I thought “hey that’s great!, wish I could use it before 2011!”. Thankfully, I run linux on damn near everything. As I don’t have an android (which would be a pretty ideal running platform for this…), I’ve used the Z2 as my “drop in” cloud print server. Doesn’t seem like it’ll take the manufacturing companies long to integrate this into new product lines, as it’s pretty simple. Instructions and

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