Little Brother: spying on yourself for fun and profit

Tom Parker wrote “One of the internal tools that some of us use is a little script called getcap. Using the venerable xwd and ImageMagick, along with a bit of shell scripting it gets run by cron 8 times an hour and dumps a screen capture into a hidden folder in your home directory. As you can imagine,…”

RFC3339: Simple, canonical date parsing and formatting for Python

Tony Garnock-Jones wrote “As part of a customer project some years ago, we wrote an [implementation]( of the interesting parts of RFC [3339]( for Python. The abstract for the RFC says > This document defines a date and time format for use in Internet > protocols that is a profile of the ISO 8601 standard for > representation…”

A two-dimensional swingometer

Paul Crowley wrote “In addition to our swing visualizer in Java, we now have something closer to a two-dimensional swingometer in JavaScript. Not quite as polished as I’d hoped this late, but still useful in an unpredictable election. I hope to be updating both on election night. Suggestions welcome!”