For a new project, I needed wxPython. Now, wxPython is notoriuous for being a pain to install inside a virtual environment on OSX. And if you do get wxPython installed in a virtual environment, you’ll notice the following error message when creating a wx.App instance:

This program needs ...

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Posted by Ingmar Steen on Fri 12 June 2015 22:58

The context of this rant is a conversation with Tracy Osborn on the importpython blog.

On the surface, the linked article tells an endearing tale about a woman whom, after several setbacks, one of them related to the schism between web design and programming, manages to launch a successful startup ...

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Posted by Ingmar Steen on Thu 07 May 2015 21:17

Recently, I’ve been working on a new project. It’s called Pelicide and it’s an IDE for sites built with the Pelican Static Site Generator. It consists of a web service which is written in python and uses the twisted framework which serves the main web interface, an ...

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Posted by Ingmar Steen on Tue 28 April 2015 22:37

I’ve released version 0.6.0 of pelican-albums (my image album and thumbnail plugin for pelican). This release brings two new features:

  • Setting the output quality of JPEG thumbnails.
  • Allow changing the output format of thumbnails to PNG.

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Posted by Ingmar Steen on Tue 28 April 2015 21:07

In this article, I describe my current set up for writing content for my pelican based sites on my phone.

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Posted by Ingmar Steen on Wed 15 April 2015 21:08

In this article I describe a way to share a pelican install between multiple authors using a workflow which involves GitHub and an automated server-side build system.

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Posted by Ingmar Steen on Tue 14 April 2015 21:09

I’ve released version 0.5.1 of pelican-albums (my image album and thumbnail plugin for pelican). The most significant change (apart from some documentation improvements) is that it now automatically excludes documents inside the album path from becoming articles or pages.

Get it now:

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Posted by Ingmar Steen on Tue 14 April 2015 12:00

As you might have noticed, the layout of blurringexistence.net has changed quite a bit. I also switched out s9y for Pelican which generates static html instead of having to host a server side dynamic CMS. I really don’t like doing maintenance on CMS systems (a couple of my ...

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Posted by Ingmar Steen on Sun 12 April 2015 22:30

Finally got around to fixing sound on my Samsung X125 when using Linux. Text-book basics apparently, add the following to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa.conf (or create that if it doesn’t exist):

options snd-hda-intel model=laptop

And don’t forget to set the volume of the ‘Speaker’ channel.

Posted by Ingmar Steen on Tue 01 November 2011 21:09

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