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More FlaskBB development

The train keeps rolling. I've been busying myself with more FlaskBB development lately. I took the Docker image and expanded it into a docker-compose example. I've also built a plugin for managing email and RSS notifications and another for adding a dice-rolling macro to the forum. The dicebot plugin is …

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FlaskBB development

Lately, I've been getting involved with some Python-based forum software, FlaskBB. I had been running phpBB for one of my web games' forums, and it became overrun with bots. Given my attraction to Python over the last few years, I began searching for a new solution written in Python. FlaskBB …

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ASP.NET/C# image resizer for responsive layouts

I will probably elaborate on this a bit further when I find some more time, but for now, this post is going to be mostly code. What I have here is a relatively simple way to generate images that are resized server-side based on the screen dimensions (note: not window …

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A quick shell script for wine prefixes

Wine, the Windows emulator-that's-not-an-emulator for Linux distributions, has a way of maintaining separate Windows systems using the WINEPREFIX and WINEARCH environment variables. While it's a powerful mechanism, it's not so handy to type it all in on the command line over and over. To that end, I have whipped up …

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jQuery visibility pseudo-selectors

To help me with a project at work, I've written two jQuery pseudo-selectors which will help determine if an element is currently in the viewport or if it has been reached during scroll. This can be incredibly powerful if you're looking to only display certain items (like a "back to …

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My text editor configuration

I've been a Vim (and gVim) user for several years now, so naturally, I've amassed a byzantine maze of configuration settings and blessed plugins. This evening, I decided to publicize my configuration. Check it out!

There are many neat features like autocompletion, highlighting the 80th column, a tag bar, quick …

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Twitter 'Acro' bot

It's been a while since I actually wrote it, but I realized this evening that I never posted about it on my blog. What I'm referring to is the 'Acro' bot for Twitter I wrote in Python. An acronym is chosen at random by the bot, and then participants have …

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Validating file uploads in Sitecore WFFM

Our Sitecore installation was in dire need of a way to lock down file uploads on forms built with the Web Forms for Marketers (WFFM) module; out of the box, it doesn't do any checking at all, which can lead to some risky situations. I tacked on a simple whitelist …

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