cat /dev/brain

Requests 1.2.0

tl;dr dispatch_hook now sends the keyword arguments that were originally sent with the request. Hook authors should modify their hooks to accept them and resend them.

This morning Kenneth published (on PyPI and Crate) requests 1.2.0 which included a lot of very important changes. One, which will …

Posted on 31 March 2013 by Ian Cordasco

Showing bash some love

So in my last post I discussed my pyserv bash function that looks and behaves like a program. I didn't exactly disect it, but I have a different one that I will disect.

Meet my nifty function called sandbox:

sandbox(){
    if [[ -z "$1" ]] ; then
        echo "sandbox: No directory provided"
    else …
Posted on 06 January 2013 by Ian Cordasco

One-liners

I'm just going to collect some useful one-liners that I've either made myself or found elsewhere. I think some of these might benefit some people I know, so there may be follow up posts to add more.

What's my IP? (python)

This requires requests but it could probably be done …

Posted on 26 November 2012 by Ian Cordasco

Unittests in github3.py

After mostly finishing github3.py[1] I started writing the unittests for the library. I waited until the end because I knew I wanted to test directly against the API. To do that, I needed to make sure I had all the functionality that would return the proper objects to …

Posted on 18 September 2012 by Ian Cordasco

Weirdness in python2

So a friend of mine is learning python and was fooling around in the interactive console. They accidentally ran:

'str' > 19
# But they meant to run
'str' > '19'

Can you guess what that evaluated to? Conventional thought would suggest a TypeError, but in fact that evaluates to True. Odd right …

Posted on 22 August 2012 by Ian Cordasco

A Few Thoughts

I've just had a few things kicking around in my head lately and I thought I'd jot them down.

github3.py

With the exception of paginated calls, github3.py is essentially feature complete but is lacking tests for everything. My plan as of this point in time is to finish …

Posted on 20 August 2012 by Ian Cordasco

github3.py (update)

I previously mentioned my work on github3.py and how I was having trouble creating downloads on GitHub because they use Amazon's S3 service for the uploaded files. What this means is that first you have to "create" the download on GitHub then you have to upload the actual file …

Posted on 02 August 2012 by Ian Cordasco

CacheFS + OpenLDAP

A Bit of Background

I haven't mentioned it before, but after graduating from Stevens Institute of Technology, the Computer Science department hired me to work in the Scientific and Research Computing Information Technology (SRCIT) "department". We have approximately 120 desktop client machines with 4,000 users and 9 servers. All …

Posted on 14 July 2012 by Ian Stapleton Cordasco

Python: del

While testing github3.py by hand, I found myself wanted to delete objects that I created as a test from an array after deleting them on GitHub. To do that, I have to do:

gists[index].delete()
del gists[index]

So my initial instinct was to modify the __del__ method …

Posted on 26 June 2012 by Ian Cordasco

Pelican

I'm the kind of person who often fidgets with the appearance of the things I use. For example, over the course of a few weeks, I constantly changed the configuration file for wmii. I finally got it just right and haven't changed much since (except for the font). I've also …

Posted on 25 June 2012 by Ian Cordasco

github3.py

After finishing finals, I started working on my project to wrap the Github API. Recently, I came across the area of the API dealing with creating a download on a repository. The one thing that has made this project so enjoyable has been requests. Upon reaching this section, I noticed …

Posted on 17 June 2012 by Ian Cordasco

Git(hub) Basics

After encountering some problems working on github3.py I stopped by #github on Freenode to see if anyone else had come across the same problems. While there, I noticed a lot of people asking some basic questions about how to do things with respect to git and Github. They seem …

Posted on 12 June 2012 by Ian Cordasco

Sprunge.us

The Context

I use sprunge.us on the rare occasion that I need to paste something for someone else to see. It's simple to use, written in python and open source. The chief example when you visit the website uses curl (and I love using the command line for as …

Posted on 09 June 2012 by Ian Stapleton Cordasco

Hello World

First Blog Post

Well, I never really had a blog before, so I guess the best way to start one is how you would start a programming language, with a simple 'Hello World!'. I guess this will be an area for interesting [1] things I find and do.

I'll probably …

Posted on 07 June 2012 by Ian Stapleton Cordasco