Blogging with Pelican

Posted on Tue 25 April 2017 in Articles • Tagged with blogging, pelican, python

Pelican is a perfect blogging platform for programmers and computer geeks. My blog has been powered by Pelican for three years and it has been a pleasant experience. If you are looking forward to start a blog, or just thinking of changing a platform, why not give it a try?


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The ultimate guide to Python decorators

Posted on Sun 22 January 2017 in articles • Tagged with Python, programming

Decorators are one of the most beautiful feature of Python programming language. They can make code easy-readable and maintainable. Nevertheless, their usage may seem tricky and mysterious in the beginning. This is a guide to the world of decorators. I hope that you will feel like a pro and have no questions left about them after exploring this article.


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My story of caffeine withdrawal

Posted on Sun 31 May 2015 in articles • Tagged with Life, Caffeine

After getting hooked on coffee, I decided to stop drinking caffeinated drinks. This is a story of my detoxification.


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Python nightmares: Implicit this

Posted on Mon 11 May 2015 in articles • Tagged with Python, programming

I met a lot of Python beginners who complained about this keyword not implicitly available in class methods. After all, why pass self explicitly?


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A micro Lisp interpreter experiment

Posted on Sat 21 June 2014 in articles • Tagged with Python, Lisp, programming

While reading the Binary trees chapter from Programming Interviews Exposed by John Mongan et al. I started thinking of alternative recursion examples which do not involve sorting, generating Fibonacci sequence, binary tree traversal and similar tasks. Lisp! Lisp is inseparable from recursion and Lisp interpreter would be a good case to demonstrate what recursion is and how it can be used efficiently. What would be a minimal simplified Lisp interpreter written in Python? Surprisingly, I managed to do it just in 6 lines of Python code! And this is not just because of Python being a wonderful language, but because of Lisp being such a beautiful and simple concept.


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ECCO online

Posted on Sat 01 February 2014 in articles • Tagged with life, shoes, ECCO

Ah, magnificent Finnish winter! First, it was jumping around zero (Celsius of course), so that people had to deal with slippery roads and pavement, then it dropped to -25, so that people put on layers of clothes. Then a snowstorm hit Finland, and it was above -10 again, with mountains of snow. There is an important part of the wardrobe that helps dealing with all these weather conditions: the shoes.


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Kidomi - a JSON-based templating library

Posted on Sun 05 January 2014 in articles • Tagged with CoffeeScript, JavaScript, programming

kidomi - is a simple yet powerful javascript templating library which converts JSON input into a certain DOMNode output. Kidomi was written after I have had a chance to try the dommy ClojureScript library in production.


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Is it a string?

Posted on Mon 23 September 2013 in articles • Tagged with JavaScript, programming

How do you know if a Javascript variable is actually a string? There are several ways to answer this simple question.


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Kaylee v0.3

Posted on Thu 20 June 2013 in articles • Tagged with Kaylee, Python, programming

Ladies and Gentlemen! I am proud to announce that Kaylee v0.3 has been finally released!


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Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Posted on Tue 28 May 2013 in articles • Tagged with Microsoft, mouse, Linux, life

I have finally replaced my old Defender mouse with a brand-new, wireless blue laser-powered Microsoft Wireless Mouse 5000. Some of the reasons for picking this particular mouse are: symmetric, wireless, laser and GNU/Linux support :). A month of usage has passed and there is enough time to write a review with all tips'n'tricks which can help handling this mouse properly.


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