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aa_dbo.py — Simplified PostGreSQL use from Python

Screen shot 2015-05-04 at 3.00.37 PMHere’s a Python import library that, working in conjunction with the PyGreSql project, makes using PostGreSQL from within Python super, super easy. Complete with examples. You need PostGreSQL installed and running (obviously, I hope), and you’ll need to install the PyGreSQL Python module as well.

Click here to download the import library.

Revision Changes
1.0.1 Initial Release
1.0.0 Internal Version

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Amateur Radio Callsign utility

Screen shot 2015-05-02 at 11.36.46 AMWhen creating reports involving amateur radio callsigns, it is useful to be able to sort them according to region, prefix and postfix, as this is the way we are accustomed to thinking about them. In addition, padding them so that call regions align and other types of worthy formatting are applied is something I have found to be very handy.

For this purpose, I developed aa_calllib.py, a Python import library. You are welcome to use it.

Click here to download the zipped library.
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Building a Library

Here’s another window on our church-to-home project. Deb and I are both avid readers, and a library has always been high on our list of things we wanted in our dream home. Naturally enough, it was one of the first rooms to be allocated, and we’ve got some of the final shelving done. Not on the walls, or out on the floor. In the ceiling.

That’s right — the ceiling. I used 9″ BCIs to support the floor above, and left the bottoms open. To those, I attached shelves suitable, depth-wise, for paperbacks. When we do the walls, we’ll make deeper, higher shelves so as to accommodate textbooks and so forth. Here’s what the ceiling looked like with all but one (the one closest to you) of the shelves attached:

Library ceiling

The shelves on the walls are temporary modular units that are doing yeoman service until we can get around to building the final ones into the walls.

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