Pictures

All of the photos are in the gallery, but the ‘top ten’ pages are very popular, so here are the links: My top ten photos. There is also a tour of the 10 photo’s with the highest votes. The kiting gallery, pictures of us using kites to jump up, over or off things. Nearly all the photo’s on this site Continue Reading

Python memory leak detector

Tags: Python, memory leak, leek, object, garbage collection, garbage collector, __del__, inspect, gc, DEBUG_LEAK I have a nasty memory leak in my Python script which I can’t find. For some random projects my script gobbles up 2gig of memory then quietly dies. Here is my first attempt at cobbling together a leak detector: import gc import inspect def dump_garbage(): Continue Reading

Tree

So, I was looking for a picture of a tree and found some nice pictures of fractal trees. That, I thought, would be interesting to code. Here are some of the results. This was coded in C#, each element ( a trunk/branch/twig ) is a fractal, a twig with a length < 3 aborts the Continue Reading

Normalize URL path python

I had a problem with some URLs that we found on someones website. They looked like this: <a href=”http://example.com/../../../path/page.html”>, here is the same link: test. Notice that when you mouse over it, Firefox normalizes the URL so it looks correct. Using urlparse in Python: print urlparse.urljoin( ‘http://site.com/’, ‘/path/../path/.././path/./’ ) ‘http://site.com/path/../path/.././path/./’ How, poopy. So, we need to do better than that. The os module Continue Reading

Biffy Clyro Means

I like Puzzle, the new music from Biffy Clyro. I really like it. But what the feck does Biffy Clyro mean? They are from Scotland, so I thought maybe it was where they came from. Nope. I did a lot of searches but could find nowt. Eventually I took Trays advice and just asked google, Continue Reading

Glass Shark Gig

Wow! Glass Shark at the Blue Bar on Saturday was freekin amazin. The band is made up of three dudes, one on lead guitar, on drummer and one bass. But for three guys they make a hell of a lot of noise . I like. I like a lot. They mostly played their own songs, but they also did Continue Reading