There are many different methods of generating a PDF in Python (and therefore, Django), that I have been exploring over the past few days for a project. After looking through these, this is the one I found the easiest. First, install the base requirement of wkhtmltopdf. On Ubuntu, this is easy: On Windows, OS/X, and […]Read more "Python 3 / Django: Generating a PDF from Markdown or HTML"
I have used jQuery UI for quite some time now, including the wonderful Datepicker. However, I just recently starting using a lot of the options and methods available, and thought I would show an example of how extendable it really is. Check out this jQuery: Then, place the text input element into the HTML: Let’s […]Read more "jQuery UI is Awesome: Datepicker Functionality Explained Easily"
Several years ago, I wrote an article about my experience ditching MS Exchange and Blackberry Enterprise Server for Google Apps at the company I worked for at the time. It got a fair amount of questions in the comments, so I figured I would follow up with Google on the one that got asked the […]Read more "Follow Up From Google: Why Google Apps Won’t Have a “Host-Your-Own” Equivalent"
Anyone who has worked with me knows that I am a big fan of MySQL. I’ve heard a lot of unfounded complaints about “getting a real database solution” from people who simply haven’t done their homework over the years. MySQL may have been a toy database around version 3, but that was a decade ago. […]Read more "MySQL 5 Stored Procedures"
A lot of the complaints I’ve heard about OpenSim have been related to the avatar. Many people end up stuck on the default “Ruth” avatar, and miss looking like their virtual selves. I’ve come across several posts explaining how to do this, and figured I’d combine them here, split into two sections: your base avatar […]Read more "Transferring Your SL Appearance to OpenSim Grids"
I finally had some free time for the first time in years. I’ve done some major upgrades to some of my products – trivia got a major overhaul, and now, I’ve done a much needed upgrade to the animated GIF to SL texture conversion tool. It now handles GIF transparency correctly after quite a battle […]Read more "Major Upgrade to Animated GIF to Animated SL Texture Conversion Tool: v0.4"
I am frequently asked how to show videos that are stored on YouTube in Second Life. Second Life does not offer support for Flash video (which YouTube uses), however, there is a small and easy hack which will allow you to stream a video uploaded to YouTube in Second Life in a Quicktime compatible format. […]Read more "How-To: Display YouTube Videos In Second Life"