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Ian Ward

Software
CKAN contributor/tech lead
Urwid author
PyRF contributor
Speedometer author

Presentations
Contributing to Open Source
IASA E-Summit, 2014-05-16
Urwid Applications
2012-11-14
Urwid Intro
2012-01-22
Unfortunate Python
2011-12-19
Django 1.1
2009-05-16

Writing
Moving to Python 3
2011-02-17
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Posted on 2008-07-05.

This article covers the process I used to create the screencast of Bart's first Kernel Walkthrough.

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Tags: Software Video Linux Python


Speedometer 2.6 Screenshot (scaled)
Posted on 2008-05-30.

In this release the scale maximum has been moved to above 1GB/s (for all the people with really fast network adapters out there) and a number of small improvements were made.

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Tags: Urwid Speedometer Python


Posted on 2008-05-19.

This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs that have been found in 0.9.8.1.

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Tags: Urwid Python


XTerm 256-Colour Chart (Cows)
Posted on 2007-10-20, last modified 2011-12-08.

UPDATE: Code for this project is now on github and patches are being accepted!

Announcing XTerm Colour Chart 2.0 “Old and busted: Colour Cubes. New hotness: Colour Cows” release.

The script has been completely rewritten. It now requires python 2.3 or later for the optparse command-line parsing module.

Many new features have been added to this version:

xterm_colour_chart.py: browse source / download

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Tags: Urwid Software Python


Fixed Layout Example
Posted on 2007-10-02, last modified 2007-10-03.

I recently put together a page with some wedding photos and I wanted to create something a little different than the standard web photo galleries you can find everywhere. I decided to lay out the thumbnails overlapping and clustered on the page, based on their subjects.

My first thought was to mock-up the page using Inkscape then copy and paste coordinates and sizes from its interface. Fortunately Inkscape's file format is dead-simple and all I had to do was write a little script and I could generate HTML and thumbnails straight from my Inkscape layout.

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Tags: Templayer Python


Posted on 2007-06-22.

This is a maintenance release that fixes a number of bugs that have been found in 0.9.8.

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Tags: Urwid Python


XTerm 256-Colour Chart
Posted on 2007-06-09, last modified 2007-10-20.

UPDATE a new version is available, see: XTerm 256-Colour Chart 2.0

I have written a small utility that can display a chart of the 256 colours supported by XTerm or the 88 colours supported by Rxvt.

Instead of the usual sliced-colour-cube view of the available colours, I decided to “unwrap” the cube. The shape of the chart is irregular for this reason. Unwrapping the cube in this way separates out the neutral colours from the colours on the outside of the cube.

xterm_colour_chart.py: browse source / download

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Tags: Urwid Python


Django-powered excess.org link
Posted on 2007-06-03, last modified 2007-06-22.

After eight years as a static page with a bunch of links, excess.org has gone dynamic. I've used the Django web development framework and my own Templayer HTML templating library to update the site. I hope to use this page to announce updates to my projects and write occasionally about things I am working on.

Tags: Django Templayer Python


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