I’ve found myself explaining Python 3’s str to people online more and more often lately. There’s this ridiculous claim about that Python 3’s string handling is broken or somehow worse than Python 2, and today I intend to put that myth to rest. Python 2 strings are broken, and Python 3 strings are sane. The only problem is that you don’t grok strings.
I've thought about starting a podcast for curating great talks for a while.
Today I re-listened to Aaron Swartz' great talk about how he was able to get the internet to join forces to fight and win an important battle against extreme odds. And I thought: This is the perfect start for my podcast, in these gloomy times.
I had to get it out today, the day after the four year mark since Aaron's tragic suicide. So everything isn't quite perfect yet. But if you'd still like to subscribe already the URL is https://kurator.forteller.net/feed/
But whatever you do, please listen to this fantastic story. David vs Goliath got nothing on this!
TINY is a set of programs that lets you control a DOS computer from any Java-capable machine over a TCP/IP connection. While it is unlikely that this functionality will be usefully to anyone these days, the Java-based viewer has some interesting code in that is able to exactly replicate the appearance of an old-style DOS text screen with correct colors and fonts. This code might be useful (or at least nostalgically interesting) to someone.
This is a script to convert a Firefox bookmarks export to ActivityStreams 2.0 so you can import it into your own website or ActivityPub system.
You can export Firefox bookmarks as HTML, but if you choose 'backup' instead of export, you get JSON. So this is just a couple of PHP functions which parse that JSON, pull out the useful information, and shuffle it into AS2 objects.
A complaint was received by the Pontiac Division of General Motors: "This is the second time I have written you, and I don't blame you for not answering me, because I kind of sounded crazy, but it is a fact that we have a tradition in our family of ice cream for dessert after dinner each night. But the kind of ice cream varies so, every night, afte...
Read the full documentation on GitHub The latest release is available here If you find PTO useful, tell others about it! Perpetually Talking Online (PTO) is an IRC frontend to the federated Matrix network. It aims to enable as many people as possible to use an existing Matrix homeserver with their existing IRC clients, and provides a radically expa...