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scratching my own itch [or: why I still love open source]

I’m visiting my parents for the long weekend. Sitting in the airport I decided I should use my spare time to write some documentation, so sitting in the airport was the first time I’d tried to connect to work’s OpenVPN … Continue reading

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Review: GNOME 3 Application Development: Beginner’s Guide

The folk at Packt Publishing sent me an e-copy of GNOME 3 Application Development Beginners Guide a month or so ago. I’ve been putting off this review because I don’t think this is an very good book and it’s hard … Continue reading

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IdentitiesOnly + ssh-agent

I’m really hoping that someone can provide me with some enlightenment. I have a lot of ssh keys. 6 by today’s count. On my desktop I have my ssh configured with IdentitiesOnly yes and an IdentityFile for each host. This … Continue reading

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Reviewing GNOME3 App Development Beginners Guide

The folk at Packt Publishing sent me an e-copy of GNOME 3 Application Development Beginners Guide the other day. Since I find myself with a couple of weeks off (more on that another time) I’m going to be reading it … Continue reading

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elevation data and APIs

So I found a bit of time to hack on my project today. Today’s task was to load and validate data coming from Geoscience Australia’s SRTM digital elevation model data, which I downloaded from their elevation data portal last week.1 … Continue reading

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Investigating cycling speed anomalies

So as I’ve spent the last year learning Melbourne as a cyclist, there’s been a few times where I’ve found myself on an absolutely staggering hill, only to go down it again, and worse find there was another way that … Continue reading

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Extending Selenium with jQuery

Last week I wrote about combining Selenium and py.test and I promised to also talk about my function find_elements_by_jquery(). Selenium by default can find elements by id, CSS selector and XPath, but I often find I already know the query … Continue reading

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Combining py.test and Selenium to test webapps

Recently I started adding unit and acceptance tests to a webapp using Selenium, integrated into the existing py.test framework that tests the backend code. py.test fixtures make using Selenium, via its Python bindings, really straightforward. Here’s how I did it. … Continue reading

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Finding Ada — Elaine Miles

October 16th is Ada Lovelace Day. A day that showcases women in engineering, maths, science and technology by profiling a woman technologist, scientist, engineer or mathematician on your blog. This year I’m writing about Elaine Miles, a researcher at the … Continue reading

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sort of in love with jQuery

After a bunch of years of hacking code with GTK+ and Clutter, doing a web app is pretty sweet. It’s the first time I’ve ever really used jQuery properly (not just animating a little toggle), and I have to say, … Continue reading

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