Author Archives: pietermuller

CyanogenMod, there and back again

I own a Samsung Galaxy III (I9300), which has been my primary phone for just over two years. It takes care of the job, and I’m happy enough with it that I chose not to upgrade when my contract expired. However, … Continue reading

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Reblog: The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets

No full blog post this time. I just wanted to point you towards an excellent article I read yesterday, by Joel Spolsky: The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) The … Continue reading

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Simple Python script that runs SQL scripts against a given SQLite database

Many of the search hits for my blog are along the lines of “python sqlite script”. I really hope those folks find what they are looking for. I thought I might add this really simple script to run SQL script … Continue reading

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Hootsuite Hootlet causing problems with WordPress code snippets

Last night I reviewed one of my blog posts, and noticed that the source code samples were all scrambled in some places. I eventually figured out that it was the #region and #endregion tags that got messed up. I was … Continue reading

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Organising custom Commands in a WPF TreeView using the Model-View-ViewModel design pattern

In my current project’s interface, the main elements of the GUI are a TabControl holding any number of workspaces, and a side panel with commands to launch the desired workspaces. It is closely based on a MVVM demo I saw, … Continue reading

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Quick and easy way to insert a PDF graph or diagram into a Microsoft Word Document without losing too much quality

I had to solve this one for my boss today, and thought I would make a quick post with the solution I found. The Image Quality Problem In our line of work, when we want to include a PDF in … Continue reading

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A Python script that finds and runs other Python scripts (which I use to build my SQLite database)

My, what an unwieldy blog title. While working on my current project, I wanted to be able to generate and fill my SQLite database from scratch, in an instant, by calling a single script. I found a convenient way of … Continue reading

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