Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Magic Bucket - part 001

I've got ActiveState Python 2.5.1.1 installed on my laptop and work machines. I took about 35 minutes on the train today to write this little program.

import datetime,os

thisdate = datetime.date.today()
foldername = "c:\photos\source\%04d\%04d%02d%02d" % (thisdate.year,thisdate.year,thisdate.month,thisdate.day)
try: os.makedirs(foldername)
except WindowsError, e:
print e.strerror
if e.winerror <> 183:
input()

os.system("explorer "+foldername)

I'll comment it up and add some more logic later, but the gist of it is that it automates the creation and opening of a folder which I do when I transfer photos. It'll save about 30 seconds each time it's run.

One small set on a long journey.

--Mike--

PS: I used a variant of this code to colorize/HTML the code.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Wanted - Magic Bucket

I want to put all of my stuff into a "magic bucket".


This stuff would include:
  • Email
  • Work Stuff
  • All of my photos and videos
  • Scanned pieces of paper
  • Bookmarks
  • Source Code
  • Misc files
The "magic" would be that I could then set up rules to be followed when resources were available. Sample resouces include:
  • Network connectivity at work (or home)
  • Server space at work, home, etc
  • Access to my various email accounts
  • A newly inserted SD card with files from my camera
  • USB thumb drive
  • External backup drive
Some of the rules would be things like:
  • Keep copies of all of my photos on my home machine up to date
  • Read the tags (keywords, etc) from my photos, and send the interesting ones to flicrk, zoomer, etc.
  • Take things composed while offline (on the train communting) and send them as appropriate
I don't want to have to tell it GO on any of this stuff... I don't want to worry that it'll break if interrupted... it should just WORK. Technology is our tool, and it should work like one.

--Mike--

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Good guys wear black


NewLook
Originally uploaded by --Mike--.
I decided to try out a new look with the facial hair... and ended up with this.

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