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Accelerating Linux Advancements via C...

Accelerating Linux Advancements via Crowd-Funding

A little over a month ago I ran a small scale experiment to gauge the appetite for funding the improvement of core Linux technologies via crowd funding. This is something that I had wanted to support myself since I first heard about kickstarter but nothing ever arose, hence why I started my own campaign. The […]

Creating an Eclipse IDE for GDL

Creating an Eclipse IDE for GDL

Just out of curiosity I decided to explore how hard it would be to create an Eclipse IDE for GDL. Part of my motivation was that I would be able to use the same IDE interchangeably with the real IDL backend as I find that the real IDL IDE is frustratingly buggy. How cool would […]

Read IDL ‘sav’ files into Python 3

Read IDL ‘sav’ files into Python 3

I have recently started converting an IDL program to Python. I came across the a useful module for reading in IDL sav files however it only worked with Python 2. As I wanted to write my new program to be using the latest and greatest from the get go I decided to convert it to […]

WordPress - Linux Promotional Plugin

WordPress - Linux Promotional Plugin

Previously I post an idea for a WordPress promotional plugin that displays a notice to Windows and Mac users about the benefits of Linux, and encourages them to follow a link to a Linux Distro website for more information. Well I have spent the last couple of days working on the plugin and I'm releasing […]

Fun software/project/coding ideas

Fun software/project/coding ideas

I often come across user posts in programming forums asking for a software idea that they can code, either for learning projects, or just out of boredom. Anyway I have decided to list some small coding project ideas. The idea is they are small and simple enough to be completed in a short time-frame, but […]

Using cvs2svn on Windows (Converting ...

Using cvs2svn on Windows (Converting a CVS repository to SVN)

After running into multiple problems while trying to setup cvs2svn conversion scripts to test on my local windows machine I decided to create a guide to help anyone who is going down this path. Step 1. Download/Extract Scripts First you will need to get the actual scripts that do the conversion process. Download the cvs2svn […]

Fix Xmap SectionEX extension not list...

Fix Xmap SectionEX extension not listing article links correctly

The default extension provided by Xmap the popular site map tool for Joomla, does not always create correct links to articles for example: An incorrect link is created when using the default Sectionex extension 1.0 for xmap 1.2. http://www.weightcontrolsoftware.com/component/content/12-efit-manual-for-version-11.html The correct link should be: http://www.weightcontrolsoftware.com/guides/9-efitguide/12-efit-manual-for-version-11.html The this is visible when SEF turned on. I have […]

Introduction to Scripting GUI with Si...

Introduction to Scripting GUI with Sikuli (GUI Automation)

I came across a tools a few weeks ago the has the potential to eliminate all those annoying repetitive tasks. An even more exciting prospect is that it proves a way to replicate setting up development environments across developer workstations. No more setup instructions that never get updated, Sikuli is so easy to use even non developers are using it to automate GUI interactions.