Feed Sponge v1.4.7 or Two year old bugs, dim screens and you - a cautionary tale.

March 11, 2011, 11:38 p.m.

I discovered this Android bug and its workaround when I first created Feed Sponge:
Bug ID 2059
That isn't my bug report dated February 2009, but I had the same issue on my brand new Incredible in 2010. Today on March 3 2011 the bug persists as does ...

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GDocShop released

Feb. 27, 2011, 7:49 a.m.


I was dissatisfied with the lack of shopping list applications that were cross platform, could share the list with many users, and learned the isle order of the store based on your trips. I also really just wanted to play around with Google App Engine hosted Java.


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Merged changes to nearly double speed.

Dec. 11, 2010, 11:59 a.m.

Thanks to serprex on github for optimizing the aes_cipher.py. I incorporated the first few commits he made into aes_cipher.py and aes_tables.py. He made many further optimizations in his code including meta programming and all sorts of tricks to get cycles back from Python.

His end result is very fast, but ...

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aespython pure Python implementation of AES

Dec. 5, 2010, 9:10 a.m.

I was perplexed by the lack of an easy AES implementation in Python 3.x. Then I found out why (speed) and did it anyway.

If you want something that is done completely in Python, works easily with 3.x, isn't very bloated, and works best with small chunks of data; ...

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Welcome to Django 1.2.3

Nov. 3, 2010, 7:54 p.m.

Webfaction is pretty awesome. (Disclosure: If you click the link at the bottom of the page I get a discount.)

Regardless I would recommend them anyway. I just converted my site to Django 1.2.3 which is the latest stable version. It took under an hour and a good portion of ...

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Feed Sponge(TM)

June 2, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

I am creating a new Android podcast / netcast / podcatcher application I've dubbed Feed Sponge™.

So far it is in alpha stage and is not yet feature complete. Most of the remaining details are GUI related.

Remaining goals for 1.0 are:
Scheduled downloads - optionally only over wifi ...

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Decoder Ring Cracker

April 24, 2010, 3:27 p.m.

Anyone who has seen "A Christmas Story" or those newspaper cryptograms is familiar with the idea of a decoder ring. There are many implementations of Substitution Ciphers throughout history. Wikipedia can fill you in, I'm not going to post a history lesson here.

Recently I cranked out a ...

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Python IRC Bot PyReferee

April 20, 2010, 11:18 p.m.

I've written PyReferee primarily as an experiment with multi-threading and sockets in Python.


PyReferee will connect to multiple servers and join multiple channels. Once so connected it can read and parse conversations through parser classes then issues several classes of penalties which are escalated by severity. This ...

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Its 5 O'Clock Somewhere

March 28, 2010, 10:58 a.m.

The song Its Five O'Clock Somwehere performed by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson started this. I started wondering where exactly it was 5 O'Clock if the song were played at some odd time not exactly on the hour. If you strictly obey timezones the song would be accurate ...

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New Django Setup Completed

March 26, 2010, 6:05 p.m.

The new caller9.com is online. Now I just have to create a bunch of content.

Using Django and a little jQuery(so far only the latest news under menu) this site was created in just under 16 hours. That includes the entire learning process for Django and jquery, ...

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