Monthly Archives: November 2009

GNOME Journal is out

The GNOME Women edition of GNOME Journal has been released, including an article by yours truly on Telepathy and MC5. Check it out.

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Why Telepathy is not like libpurple

It seems, even though we talk about Telepathy a lot, that there are still people out there who believe that Telepathy is really just a reimplementation of libpurple, just with an annoyingly retentive specification, and D-Bus. The big thing to … Continue reading

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Useful python trick of the day: dict.get()

How often in Python have you written something like: d[k] if k in d else "Default" Admittedly this has gotten a lot shorter since the inclusion of ternary operators in Python, but did you know that Python provides a get … Continue reading

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status update on Clutter-GTK

Some time ago I wrote about my work on Clutter-GTK. Well, I finally got around to rebasing this branch so it could be merged and ebassi merged it for me last night. There are still bugs in the code that … Continue reading

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bump

So, I quite like the idea of Bump, a technology that enables data transfer by matching a bump read by your phone's motion sensors along with information like your GPS location. However, it does require sending all of your contact … Continue reading

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decorator factory for dbus-python methods

This is a crazy idea I had; that I want to share with people. When you're implementing an object in dbus-python, you decorate your published method calls like this: class ExampleObserver(dbus.service.Object): … @dbus.service.method(dbus_interface=telepathy.interfaces.CLIENT_OBSERVER, in_signature='ooa(oa{sv})oaoa{sv}', out_signature='') def ObserveChannels(self, account, connection, channels, … Continue reading

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