Fri, 12 Sep 2003
What I've been up to...

Well, this week I demoed the new version of the software I'm working on to the company as a whole, and then to some outside interested parties. Stuart (the other developer), the lucky blighter, was scuba diving in Thailand during the lead up (and possibly on the first demo day too). The demo went really well though, with positive noises from all involved. That's always a nice outcome :)

The code has a couple of utility modules that I'll release if I can find the time. I've only been able to scrape together the most superficial personal involvement in Roundup recently, so I'm not sure whether I really should release any more code... The first module takes several chunks of text and formats them into columns (plain text, of course). At the most basic level, it does what the Python2.3 textwrap module does, but extends that to handle the multiple columns. The other module is a Zope interface to the module that I snarfed from amk and extended and contributed back to the pycrypto project. If anyone's interested in this code, let me know and I'll fire the module your way...

And now for something completely different:

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Thanks, Anthony, for that. He also pointed to some related news.

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