Build Python Bundled Apps with PyInstaller

PyInstaller has a bunch of nice hacks built in that will supposedly make it easier to build application bundles including dependencies (like PyQt!) for Linux, Mac and MSWin.  I will have to try it out soon for Pycessing.

Brendan Tuesday 28 September 2010 at 5:31 pm | | Notes |
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Replacement for MacPorts

Installing open source stuff on OSX can be a pain.  MacPorts is a nice project but sometimes I don't have 3 hours to kill waiting for things to compile.  Homebrew might be a decent replacement.  Then again, maybe Linux is an even better replacement.

Brendan Tuesday 28 September 2010 at 5:20 pm | | Notes |
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Binding to LDAP with Python

Good tutorial here.

Brendan Monday 27 September 2010 at 12:02 pm | | Notes |
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Radical Software

Not new, but I recently rediscovered the Radical Software magazine archive.  Classic '70s new media hacking art culture, well mostly video really.

Brendan Monday 27 September 2010 at 11:53 am | | Notes |

Python Math Music

Nice little intro to using PyAudio and NumPy for procedural music.  Might be interesting to take some statistical input.

Brendan Monday 27 September 2010 at 11:47 am | | Notes |

Data-Moshing, Data-Bending, Glitch

Whatever you want to call it, it's pretty cool and some folks have been building an interesting scene around it:

Brendan Wednesday 22 September 2010 at 10:29 am | | Notes |

Movid - Open Source Daemon for Computer Vision

Movid - is a back-end for CV stuff and it looks kinda nice.  It's got a nice graph based GUI config and spits out JSON over a network socket.  Supports multi-touch, TUIO, etc.  You have to roll your own frontend though.

Brendan Wednesday 22 September 2010 at 10:22 am | | Notes |
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Open Source Design Resources

Brendan Tuesday 21 September 2010 at 12:35 pm | | Notes |

Alternative jQuery Docs Browser

The same docs but a bit easier to navigate.

Brendan Tuesday 21 September 2010 at 12:31 pm | | Notes |
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Bad is Good-looking

Designer Manuel Bürger led a workshop this year at the Merz Akademie in Stuttgart called "The Beauty of Lacks and Limitation".  Great overview of Dirt Style and Anti-design approaches for using popular tools for artistic work.

Brendan Monday 20 September 2010 at 11:42 am | | Notes |

Sadly Too Smart for their Own Good

List of Inventors Killed by their Own Inventions

Brendan Monday 20 September 2010 at 07:00 am | | Notes |

Budget Video Output Boards

Some cool cheap ways to get stuff on a screen with a microcontroller:

Brendan Sunday 19 September 2010 at 7:49 pm | | Notes |
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The Ecstasy of Influence

Amazing essay in Harpers by Jonathan Lethem on the topic of plagiarism, which itself is a brilliant work of plagiarism (with citations!).

Brendan Sunday 19 September 2010 at 7:40 pm | | Notes |

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