- A countdown timer extension for Alfred – I wrote a countdown timer extension for the Alfred application launcher for OS X. The extension is open-source, written in Python and uses Mountain Lion’s user notifications.
- Monochrome font rendering with FreeType and Python – For my Raspberry Pi internet radio project I needed a way to render text suitable for a low resolution monochrome LCD. This article describes how to render 1-bit text using FreeType and Python.
- Setting up Sublime Text for Python development – I recently started using Sublime Text 2 more and more as my main editor for Python development. This article explains my setup and some tweaks that make Python programmers happy.
- Abstract Base Classes in Python – Abstract base classes (ABCs) enforce that derived classes implement particular methods from the base class. In this article you’ll learn about the benefits of abstract base classes and how to define them with Python’s built-in “abc” module.
- Software engineer reading list: My favourite books about programming – Reading books is one of the best ways to improve your craftsmanship and to become a better software developer. This is a continuously updated list with my favourite programming books, sorted by topic. I link to the ebook version where possible but most books should be available made from dead trees as well.