Posts in September, 2008

So what can you do with FS anyway?

After my last post regarding FS, my file-system abstraction layer for Python, I think I may have left people thinking,"that's nice, but what would you use if for?". Generally, I see it as a way of simplifying file access and exposing only the files you need for your application -- regardless of their physical source. But I can think of a few other uses that may be a littler cooler. continue reading…

Announcing FS 0.1.0, a Python file-system

This is something I have been hacking together for a while now; FS is a file-system abstraction for Python. It has reached a stable state and is worthy of an official (0.1.0) release. continue reading…

Running out of pie puns

To compensate for the previous post, here is a picture of something pretty. Work on my pretty-charts (working title) web application is progressing slowly but steadily. :-)

Colour manipulation in Django

A well-designed website will tend to have a consistent colour scheme where the various design elements sit harmoniously together, yet contrast well enough  that the user can separate them visually. Selecting these colors is a mixture of an art and a science. Its an art because only a human being can know if the colors project the image required by the site (business-like, mellow, funny etc), but it's also a science because complimentary and contrasting colors can be produced from a source colour using only math. As an engineer the math part appeals to me, but the art part "confuses and enrages me" (guess the quote). continue reading…