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Reportlab

Posted by: Neum in Geek
March 12, 2014, 9:34 p.m.
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At work today I needed to force a new line break in a PDF that I was generating using Reportlab at work today. I tried just adding a newIine using the standard \n, like you would in python, but it seems that the Paragraph class in reportlab swallows the newline character.

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Glass

Posted by: Neum in Geek
March 4, 2014, 5:51 a.m.
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Got a notice from Google today that I could purchase Google Glass if I wanted to and be a part of their Glass explorer program. It's been at least a year or so since I signed up. At $1,500 it seems a little rich much for the functionality for me but I think it's cool they're letting more people try it out.

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VirtualBox Resize Windows XP

Posted by: Neum in Geek
Jan. 8, 2014, 4:04 a.m.
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So there is all sorts of posts out there on how to resize a virtualbox disk when you start getting errors that Windows is running out of disk space. I found most of them to be very confusing. It's really very fast and easy, so let's get this done.

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Mavericks

Posted by: Neum in Geek
Dec. 10, 2013, 5:12 p.m.
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Upgraded to OSX Mavericks last night, with a little apprehension. Past upgrades have usually broken all sorts of things with my development environment so the next day is spent trying to get my local Django, Python and everything else straightened out. I couldn't afford to have a bunch of downtime right now though as I have a huge project going on at work that is going to launch in a few weeks.

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Sparkleshare on Webfaction

Posted by: Neum in Geek
Aug. 21, 2013, 6:19 p.m.
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Recently I went looking for an alternative to Dropbox. I wanted something that was a little bit more in my control. As I've mentioned before I use Webfaction for most of my hosting needs. There are, in a word, awesome. You may think that Owncloud would be the logical setup step here and I did try that for a while. At first I thought it was great, then it would only connect off and on, then all the files in my internal folders were deleted (luckily I have backups via TimeMachine) and then it wouldn't connect at all. It just felt cludgy. I also tried out Bittorrent sync. That seems to work ok but I also wanted a web available copy so I didn't have to be at a specific computer to get my files.

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