Thursday, September 25, 2008

Google Chrome and Iron

I'm sure most of you have heard of Google's new WebKit based browser "Chrome". Well, a German company has released a more privacy friendly version called "Iron", with the browser usage tracking removed. Their site is written in German, but here is a translation thanks to Google's Language Translation tools.

I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but I'm glad someone is taking advantage of the open source nature of Google's offering.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Python Turtle and Links

I just discovered the Turtle graphics module for Python 2.5 using the Tk graphics library. It is very "kid friendly", and it sets up a screen when you make your first function call. This was very fun, just like when I first played with LOGO on my Commodore 64!

>>> from turtle import *
>>> clear()
>>> down()
>>> goto(66,66)
>>> for step in range(24):
... right(105)
... forward(100)
...
>>> up()
>>> goto(0,0)
>>> color("red")
>>> write("Done!")
>>> exit()


Seen on the Web in August 2008


Iron Python on ASP.Net
http://ironpythonresource.com/post/2008/08/03/Beginning-IronPython-Creating-a-basic-ASPNET-Form-(Part-1).aspx
Connecting to a database
http://ironpythonresource.com/post/2008/08/09/Connecting-to-a-database-and-using-the-gridview.aspx
Creating a class
http://ironpythonresource.com/post/2008/08/10/Beginning-IronPython-Creating-a-class.aspx
Creating an update form
http://ironpythonresource.com/post/2008/08/12/Beginning-IronPython-Creating-an-update-form-(Part-4).aspx (this article shows a record update, but notes that it fails with a transaction error)

MageCrawl and LibTCod
http://iferrorthrownewbrick.blogspot.com/
http://code.google.com/p/libtcod-net/

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