Recent tales


[Late] Book review – Python Tricks: The Book, by Dan Bader

This is an interesting book about Python, but not the usual handbook or cookbook style. If you already know the basics and want to discover new details about this programming language, or if you want to check if you really have a solid grasp on it, this book will give you some insightful, bite-size, tips and tricks.

How I use Python to blog from my iPhone

Over the last 12 years, I have been blogging almost uninterruptedly about different subjects (mostly on tech stuff), on different platforms and using a variety of devices and applications. First on desktop and laptop computers, and more recently from iPhone and iPad. This year I went on to try something new and decided to create this blog based on Pelican, a static site generator made with Python. And I got the whole process working even from my iPhone, which has become, arguably, my main personal computer. So, how do I publish new content to this blog from my iPhone?

Python 3.7 is out!

The Python development team has just released the final versions of both Python 3.7.0 and 3.6.6.



New project: yet another [almost pure Python] image optimizer

When you want or need a custom tool and you can’t find it, you have two options: you either buy one (or ask someone to build it for you), or you make your own and do the best you can to make it work for you. This week, I decided to start building my own (almost pure Python) utility to optimize images for the web.