Restful Server In PowerShell

I know I have been focused on PowerShell but I have down time and wanted to play since our shop seems to love it so much. I think I am going to do some other posts, maybe Node or something, because PowerShell is boring. I am building a dashboard so I was playing with PowerShell […]

Classes in PowerShell

I’ve noticed that a lot of admins learning PowerShell tend to use global variables and pass things around to functions, if they use functions at all. Sometimes all you need are classes to make things cleaner and easier to manage. Classes can be intimidating to newer developers or folks who only write occasionally for admin […]

First App Example In Nim

First impression of Nim was, wow! I’m a big Python guy so the syntax made me feel at home. I installed initially with apt and found it to be a tad old. Still, things worked great until I installed a few packages. None would import no matter what I did. I got close but they […]

Gambas 3 TreeView and TabStrip Example Code

I sometimes play around with Xojo and PureBasic for quick and simple GUI apps since the interface designers are convenient and the language makes for easy coding. I was checking out Gambas 3 and found it to be fairly good but lacking in a lot of examples. I was messing around with TreeView and TabStrip […]

Install Virtuoso 6.1.6 for use with Python 3 on LinuxMint 18

Install the following from the Software Manager (use apt if you prefer): Virtuoso-opensource Virtuoso-server Virtuoso-vad-conductor Virtuoso-vad-isparql Virtuoso-vsp-startpage Virtuoso-opensource-6.1 Virtuoso-opensource-6.1-bin Virtuoso-opensource-61-common Unixodbc Libvirtodbc0 Download zip and Install PyODBC from https://github.com/maparent/pyodbc/tree/v3-virtuoso Unzip, cd into the expended folder, then type: $ sudo python setup.py build install Add the following in the odbc.ini: $ sudo nano /etc/odbc.ini Add the […]

Batch base64 encode PNGs in Python 3 for use in CSS.

I wrote a simple Python 3 script to base64 encode a series of PNG images for use in CSS, or whatever. If you’re learning Python try adding file output or even go a step further and generate the CSS lines. If you’re here I will assume you are wanting these for CSS but if not, […]

Ajax driven HTML 5 radial gauge.

I’ve updated the JavaScript gauge example I created years ago. It takes a value between 0 and 100 and will automatically update using Ajax to pull the values in from a json file so no need to refresh the page or submit form data, just have a script or web programming language update the json […]

Statusbar example with Swift in XCode 6.2

I’ve created a simple Statusbar application that dynamically creates a menu of Applications in the Utilities folder and opens the Application when the corresponding menu item is clicked. I use simple NSThread for the collection and use image assets for the icon. Not a lot of error handling and could be tweaked for speed, and […]

Quick and dirty way to get Location data on Mac in Xojo

You could make a Xojo plugin in XCode to access the location data, buy a plugin, or maybe use AppleScript but I think this is simple and will work right in the console using Curl as well as within any language that can issue shell commands. Since it’s Curl it should work for Linux as […]