Category: Open Source

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Jul
1

HTTPS / SSL Configuration Checklist

This blog entry describes how to configure mod_ssl on Ubuntu. This is designed as a quick reference for configuration. Make sure the “Common Name” is. . .

Mar
29

How to Create a Geospatial Query with maxDistance in MongoDB using Python

My company (Videntity) has been providing support to the Earth Institute (Columbia University). One of the tasks is to build a geospatial web service for. . .

Mar
13

Postgresql Setup on Ubuntu 10.10

Here is a little cheat sheet for getting Postgres setup on Ubuntu and creating an initial database and database user.  This will work if you. . .

Nov
14

Turn Your Wii Balance Board into an Internet Device for Weight Upload

So if anyone is looking for a fun, geek-out project on a Sunday afternoon, this one will do nicely. You do not need to know. . .

Nov
13

Git for Newbies: A Quick Workflow Example Using Github.com

I like git, but it can be daunting the first time you try to use it.  So I’ve come up with this little blog post. . .

Nov
2

Updated python-omhe library (Including fun Wii Balance Board tools for Healthy Hackers)

I’ve been busy refactoring and adding to the python-omhe project.This project’s source can be found here:  http://github.com/aviars/python-omheI’ve added/updated the following:- Added a testing harness (based on. . .

Oct
20

Handy Trick for Instantly Serving the Current Directoy

Type this command at the command line.  This is super handy when you need to copy something off a server and do not want to. . .

Sep
15

West Wireless Health 2.0 Developer Challenge: Recap and Next Steps

I first planned to write this article right after my submission, but then when I was told I’d been selected as the winner so I. . .

May
7

Check to Make Sure a Process is Running and Restart it if its Not: A Recipe in Python

Sometimes processes can be stopped because a machine is rebooted or for some reason the process has stopped running. This short little Python program will. . .

May
7

An Enhanced Timeout Function for Python: timeout.py

This python class is designed to timeout a function if something it hangs for too long. It was originally created by Speno’s Pythonic Avocado (I. . .

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