New Project added: World Clock Calendar for Cinnamon.
I use the Cinnamon shell on Linux Mint as my primary desktop environment, and one thing I've really missed since leaving Gnome 2 behind is the ability to add additional timezones to my clock applet. Today I've uploaded a modified version of the Cinnamon Calendar Applet, with support for adding additional timezones, and a settings dialogue to administer them.
It's taken me some time to get around to it, but not only have I finally made a conversion of the CC-CEDICT source to Mac OSX's "Dictionary" format, but I've also managed to put it up here for download. It can be found here.
I don't use Macs myself, and developing for Mac is a real pain if you don't have one yourself, so this hasn't seen as much love as it might. If I receive any feedback on this version, I'll see if I can find some time to improve it a little.
New Project added: CC-CEDICT
CC-CEDICT is a great, free (Creative Commons), community-maintained Chinese-English dictionary – I find it really useful, so I made a Goldendict / Stardict version.
Screenshot showing CC-CEDICT on Goldendict.
Screenshot showing CC-CEDICT using Goldendict's scan popup.
Well, this is my first post to this new site. I'm not sure yet how I will use the site -- I don't think I want a blog, as such, but I need somewhere to host certain basic information about myself, and also to document certain things I've been working on.
I intend to make posts about code I've written that I would like to make available for general use, and probably other topics related to using IT for Buddhist Studies (resources, research etc.). Sometimes I discover / develop / learn of things which could be useful to others, and it would be nice to have a way to share those things in a vaguely systematic way.
I will perhaps also write about more general topics in technology, especially the free open-source technologies I use -- Debian, Python, PostgreSQL and so on. I may also write from time to time about my own research, and about non-technology-related topics in Buddhism and Buddhist Studies. But to be honest, I doubt I will be bothered. I certainly won't be writing opinion pieces. I might, perhaps, occasionally write about cricket, although I'm not sure the internet is ready for that, yet...
Like many programmers, I'll probably spend more time working on the software that runs this site than on the content. This site was built last night in Django, it's running on my Debian server, and is served by a combination of NGINX and uWSGI. Perhaps I'll write something about the server architecture at some point, maybe for the threadbare "About" page.