Articles tagged with python

  1. Geeky Goals for 2016

    Posted on in uncategorized

    The new year is finally upon us. Traditionally, I have not been one to make New Year's Resolutions. This year, I decided that rather than a list of resolutions, I would create a list of goals. These are things I would like to achieve over the next year. In other …

  2. UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte

    Posted on in Programming

    Although I was getting this output in relation to one of my Jinja2 templates, it really isn't a Jinja2 problem.

    UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xe2 in position 69: ordinal not in range(128)
    

    The bit of code here should be doing nothing more than printing a float …

  3. [Python] Empty String?

    Posted on in Programming

    I've mentioned before that empty strings in Python are false. This leads to a common if not string paradigm. Unfortunately, this can be problematic. Check out this snippet:

    >>> string = ""
    >>> if not string:
    ...  print("empty")
    ... 
    empty
    

    That pretty much worked out just as we imagined. The empty string returned False and …

  4. Using Pelican's article.summary

    Posted on in Programming

    I'm using Jinja2 templates with my new Pelican-based articles. If you have Django experience, you'll feel right at home using Jinja2 templates. I decided early on that I wanted to create my own theme from scratch and keep it as basic as possible. (In fact, 'basic' is the name …

  5. Getting Started With Pelican

    Posted on in Software

    I've been using WordPress on this site since 2007. After all this time, I've decided I want to try something new. So, I've decided to go in a completely different direction and start serving static content. There are three things driving my decision to change:

    • The existing site is really …

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