Posts Tagged With 'ffcollection'
Somehow, I didn’t have the source code for ffcollection under version control.
No idea how I managed that, since it’s usually the first thing I do. Stranger
still that I didn’t notice I wasn’t occasionally committing—I don’t use any
kind of automatic committing tool, so I’m usually typing ‘hg commit’ after
pretty much any little change. Version numbers are free, after all. Anyway, I
remedied that, and made some more progress. I need to make some minor changes to
the database schema, and the whole thing needs some serious refactoring, but
it’s coming along pretty nicely. Certainly it’s useful for me. Now, if only I
could make an interface that wasn’t horrible, I’d be pretty happy with things.
Well, some day.
I mentioned previously that I was working on a fanfiction database. Well, time
for an update: it’s in a functional state, though quite basic. I can feed it a
FanFiction.Net ID and it will download the fanfic and put it in the database
with some very basic metadata (author, ID, summary). Most recently, I’ve hacked
together an HTTP server using
http.server so that I can accept commands over
HTTP. Currently, the only command it accepts is ‘add the fanfic at this URL’,
and it just responds with a status page and a copy of the form to add the fic to
favoritestracker. I really should use something a little more powerful than just
http.server.BaseHTTPRequestHandler for this—I really ought to create a
full-fledged web interface, instead of just a commands-over-http hack. But, for
the moment, that’s what I’ve got.
I’ve neglected this blog, which I really shouldn’t have done. Well:
I must reiterate what I said in my last post: when adding tags, I should
definitely specify the revision I want to tag, because I keep making stupid
mistakes, tagging the wrong revisions.
That said, new project:
750-to-org. It’s just a
little python script to convert my 750 Words exports into a suitable format for
emacs org-mode. Nothing special, but I wanted it, so I figured I’d put it out
there in case anyone else might have a use for it. I did learn a little more
about datetime by doing it, too. I doubt I’ll ever remember the meanings of the
tokens for strftime, but at least I know it exists, now. It’s much cleaner that
the way I was going to produce the date strings.
I’ve got a python/sqlalchemy fanfiction database thing I’m making for my
personal use, but it’s far from being in a fit state for public consumption.
More on that later, perhaps.