Josh Sherman


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Pidgin Issues Revisited

1 min read
linux
pidgin
firefox

Welp, the mysterious Pidgin I was receiving a while back popped back up. For those that don’t remember, it was “Oops, father has gone, wait for me, wait…!” and then a segfault. Well the issue magically corrected itself the last time, so I was at a loss for what to […]

File Usage Reporting Script

5 min read
development
python

In retrospect on writing this Python script, I probably could have pulled it off in a short Bash script. Maybe another day. Anyway, this latest utility script of mine takes a variable number of arguments, the first being the “needle” directory. The needle directory are the files you want to […]

Smarty Function: State Drop Down

3 min read
development
php

Today is the last day I will have to dig around for a drop down of states to use on a web site. I’ve finally stopped being lazy and added a Smarty function to PICKLES to allow for easy insertion of a state (50 + DC) select box. Later enhancements […]

Using SQL’s IN syntax to search multiple fields

1 min read
development
database
mysql

This may not be something new for anyone, but figured I’d post it anyway. I needed to check for a certain date in multiple fields, instead of listing each one out, I used IN but used the value on the left side, and listed the fields in the parenthesis. Before […]

Nonogram Demo in PyGTK

9 min read
development
python
video games
video game development

So a while back I had gotten 3-in-1 Sodoku Garden on my cell phone because I like Sodoku even though I’m not that great at it. I figured, 3 games for the price of 1, wicked cool. Turns out one of the 3 games would later steal my heart. It […]