Archive for the ‘Python’ Category

Good Morning From PyCon

Friday, February 19th, 2010

I have made the journey to the mecca of nerdery, at least my kind of nerds. Nerds who write Python. I’m at PyCon 2010 Atlanta.

The morning begins with Guido’s keynote, answering questions posted via Twitter: #python.

More to come…

Google Maps with Python and KML

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Here’s a little guide on how to make a “custom” Google Map using Python to generate KML.  It’s a simple way to display your own placemarks on a Google Map or generate a file that can be imported into Google Earth.  And it uses only modules available in the Python standard library, so there are no additional dependencies other than Python itself. (more…)

Scripting Software Updates

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

I wrote a shell script that can periodically check a URL for updates. It can download and run another script to apply those updates, potentially overwriting the first script if the update mechanism needs to change.  I needed  a way to install the update script initially, so I wrote a Python script to read and escape each line of the update script, then generate an install script which can write the update script if it is not installed.  Following me so far?  Good.