Tag archive for "Automation"

I have always tried to work smarter, not harder. When I started my career in IT I had a lot to learn, and I always enjoyed it when I could automate a task or make it more reliable. Automation saves time that can be spent on more important things like continuous learning, delivering features and communicating with others.

I love quodlibet and have a big collection of music in it. Some time ago I wanted to transcode some big lossless files into the more mobile-friendly ogg format and wanted to query quodlibet for the songs. This is an example of a script that can access the quodlibet database … more

Battleship engine room This post describes a deployment and maintenance method for Django projects that was designed with scalability in mind. The goal is to push new releases into production at any moment with minimal or no downtime. Upgrades can be performed with unprivileged access to the production server, and rollbacks are possible. I use Gunicorn, Fabric and Supervisord in the examples. more

Better Lorem Ipsum Generator for WordPress


When you create WordPress plugins and themes it is often a good thing to test them on blogs with much data. Since 3.0 I use custom post types and custom taxonomies a lot and couldn't find a plugin that autogenerates them. Hence I wrote a new plugin. Features: Automatically create … more

The function should probably check if the post already has the tag/category before adding it a second time. I should probably look into the wpispost_revision() part again as well. more

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