Blog Posts

Here you will find various writings on subjects which I deem interesting enough to write about. That typically includes web development, miscellaneous programming with python and the Godot game engine, and linux things.

If you wish to discuss anything you read here, feel free to open an issue over at the Github source of this blog.

  1. Linux on a Thinkpad T490s

    My work laptop was recently due for an upgrade, and after careful deliberation, I landed on a Thinkpad T490s. Compared to my previous E570, it was a huge upgrade. The specs are as follows:

    • Size : 14 Inch
    • Weight : 1.49 KG
    • CPU : i7-8665U
    • RAM : 16 GB DDR4
    • Drive : 256 GB ...
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  2. Switching from JetBrains IDEs to Vim

    The JetBrains IDEs are the industry standard when it comes to writing code - and for very good reason. It's hard to deny that they're probably the best IDEs out there. An easy excuse to not try them out was their lack of semantic highlighting, but they eventually added ...

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  3. Ludum Dare 44 Results

    If you didn't read my previous post on LD44, check it out here.

    The Ludum Dare results came in, and I didn't do as well as last time. I have a more detailed breakdown this year so you can see how well I ranked in each category.

    My ...

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  4. Sweet Squish - Ludum Dare 44 Post Mortem

    For the unfamiliar, Ludum Dare is a 48 or 72 hour game jam. The organisers announce a theme and begin a countdown, then you have either 48 hours to create a game by yourself and enter it into the "Compo", or 72 hours to work in a team of any ...

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  5. Using asyncio to speed up Flask API calls

    For a work project I am currently building, I have been tasked with creating a stats page for a particular site. This is completely the norm at my workplace, with one exception.

    Typically we have an in-house database / service for amalgamating all sorts of numbers and dates, and we query ...

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  6. How to get Flask to auto-restart despite syntax errors

    When developing a Flask application, the auto-reloader is incredibly helpful. Each time I edit a python file the server will restart, so that my changes are immediately implemented. However, there is still room for improvement, which is what I will briefly discuss and fix in this post.

    First, for context ...

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  7. Ludum Dare 43 Results

    If you didn't read my previous post on LD43, check it out here.

    The Ludum Dare results came in, and I managed to break top 100 in two categories! There were apparently 506 ranked entries for the Compo.

    My results were:

    Overall: 144 th (3.645 average from 33 ...

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  8. Some common python interview questions

    My first job out of university was entirely LAMP, using Zend framework. However, I had always loved writing python, and when it came time to leave that job I was mainly looking for something which would let me use it.

    As you can imagine, recruiters were slightly sceptical of my ...

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