django-render-block 0.8 (and 0.8.1) released!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

A couple of weeks ago I released version 0.8 of django-render-block, this was followed up with a 0.8.1 to fix a regression.

django-render-block is a small library that allows you render a specific block from a Django (or Jinja) template, this is frequently used for emails when …

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Instantbird Blog: WordPress to Pelican

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

The Instantbird blog is now (as of mid-April 2020) hosted on GitHub Pages (instead of self-hosted WordPress) [1]. Hopefully it was converted faithfully, but feel free to let us know if you see something broken! You can file an issue at the repo for the blog or just comment below …

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Testing WireViz

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

I wanted to play with the WireViz Python package, which makes pretty wire diagrams. Installation was pretty easy, just created a virtualenv and installed with pip:

pip install wireviz

Documentation is pretty limited, but looking through the tutorials and the data models you get a pretty good idea of what …

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Raspberry Pi File Server

Friday, June 12, 2020

This is just some quick notes (for myself) of how I recently setup my Raspberry Pi as a file server. The goal was to have a shared folder so that a Sonos could play music from it. The data would be backed via a microSD card plugged into USB.

  1. Update …
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Matrix Live Interview

Thursday, March 12, 2020

I was interviewed for Matrix Live as part of last week’s This Week in Matrix. I talked a bit about my background and my experiences contributing to Mozilla (as part of Instantbird and Thunderbird projects) as well as what I will be working on for Synapse, the reference implementation …

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