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What programming/technical projects have you been working on?

This is a recurring post to discuss programming or other technical projects that we've been working on. Tell us about one of your recent projects, either at work or personal projects. What's interesting about it? Are you having trouble with anything?

16 comments

  1. [5]
    Bauke
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    I've been working on a WebExtension called Queue to save links for later and then make it really simple to go through them. If you want to find out how to use it look at the screenshot in the...

    I've been working on a WebExtension called Queue to save links for later and then make it really simple to go through them. If you want to find out how to use it look at the screenshot in the Readme, it's all explained there.

    It's now at a point where I'm pretty happy with it and I'm already using it constantly. No longer am I opening 20 tabs at once just to go through them one by one.

    7 votes
    1. [2]
      tindall
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      That looks really cool and useful!

      That looks really cool and useful!

      3 votes
    2. [2]
      googs
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      I always love the color schemes on the stuff you make, very recognizable.

      I always love the color schemes on the stuff you make, very recognizable.

      1 vote
      1. Bauke
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        Thank you! It's called Love and is also available on Tildes. :D

        Thank you! It's called Love and is also available on Tildes. :D

        1 vote
  2. [3]
    suspended
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    I've been learning/practicing Python with the help of Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming. So, lots of small Python coding projects that I'll...

    I've been learning/practicing Python with the help of Python Crash Course, 2nd Edition: A Hands-On, Project-Based Introduction to Programming.

    So, lots of small Python coding projects that I'll combine with Django later.

    6 votes
    1. [2]
      tindall
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      That's a wonderful book, from what I remember; I hope you're enjoying it! What kind of projects are you using to practice?

      That's a wonderful book, from what I remember; I hope you're enjoying it!

      What kind of projects are you using to practice?

      4 votes
      1. suspended
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        At the end of each chapter there is a 'Try It Yourself' section. When I get toward the end of the book there will be larger projects that will combine everything that I've learned in those...

        At the end of each chapter there is a 'Try It Yourself' section. When I get toward the end of the book there will be larger projects that will combine everything that I've learned in those sections.

        The way this book is set up is incredibly similar to how my University professor taught us classic ASP years ago. Yes, I am enjoying it.

        4 votes
  3. [2]
    admicos
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    About 3 days ago, I posted a dumb idea on Mastodon, like I do every now and then. but then I said why not and am now working on it. The idea, for anyone not wanting to click random links, is to...

    About 3 days ago, I posted a dumb idea on Mastodon, like I do every now and then. but then I said why not and am now working on it.

    The idea, for anyone not wanting to click random links, is to get a light sensor and wire it up to the single smart light bulb I bought (specifically for this kind of laziness) to keep my room at the exact same brightness through the day and night (just so I don't have to do the unthinkable act of reaching to the light switch).

    Today though, I realized I don't have to search for any light sensors at all, because I already have one, inside a phone I no longer use.

    For the last few hours, I was working on getting the phone up and running again, as the custom ROM that was installed couldn't see any sensors. Now I got the phone to show the current light level through Tasker (#1 phone bodging tool), either late this night or tomorrow, I'll connect it to the light, and the last thing is to figure out if I should keep it plugged in (worried about battery damage), or re-charge it every now and then (lazy)

    5 votes
    1. helloworld
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      Fantastic idea! I might take a jab myself if you don't manage to wrap it before me. For phone charging, if you are already in custom ROM, you are probably not beyond magisk. There is a module...

      Fantastic idea! I might take a jab myself if you don't manage to wrap it before me.

      For phone charging, if you are already in custom ROM, you are probably not beyond magisk. There is a module named 'Advanced Charging Controller (acc)'. It keeps phone charged between 30%-80%. Its a secondary Syncthing device, been plugged in the same spot for past year or so, no battery issues yet.

      3 votes
  4. Codo_Sapien
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    I'm learning how to implement OAuth 2.0 into a brand new API with a interface hosted in Azure API Management. My brain hurts. Open mouth, insert firehose.

    I'm learning how to implement OAuth 2.0 into a brand new API with a interface hosted in Azure API Management.

    My brain hurts. Open mouth, insert firehose.

    3 votes
  5. meerific
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    I built a basic Express endpoint for collecting mailing list subscriptions. Form collection has a ton of SaaS offerings, but I decided to just do it myself.

    I built a basic Express endpoint for collecting mailing list subscriptions. Form collection has a ton of SaaS offerings, but I decided to just do it myself.

    3 votes
  6. DougM
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    I’m currently working on a project building out a RESTful API with Spring Boot, reading Algorithms 4th edition, working through leetcode problems, and panicking about not finding an internship for...

    I’m currently working on a project building out a RESTful API with Spring Boot, reading Algorithms 4th edition, working through leetcode problems, and panicking about not finding an internship for next summer.

    3 votes
  7. crdpa
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    Made another python program. This time to notify me on a particular word in a page. I use it on one online forum that has threads for things on sale. I wanted to buy a Kindle for my SO and made...

    Made another python program. This time to notify me on a particular word in a page. I use it on one online forum that has threads for things on sale. I wanted to buy a Kindle for my SO and made this to be notified when it went on sale. Finally today the popup appeared!

    Here it is

    It is not exactly a promoscrapper, it is just a look for a particular word in a page.

    Any tips are welcome as always.

    2 votes
  8. eddielomax
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    I've been working on a book about IPython called "IPython for Web Devs", and I think I'm pretty much done, so I wanted to share it. I focus on things that I think can help a web developer be more...

    I've been working on a book about IPython called "IPython for Web Devs", and I think I'm pretty much done, so I wanted to share it. I focus on things that I think can help a web developer be more efficient, and talk about some lesser-known things you can do with IPython, including integrating the black code formatter, changing syntax highlighting, persisting objects to a new shell session, and even executing different languages like Perl or Ruby in the shell.

    https://ipythonbook.com

    2 votes
  9. thismachine
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    I'm working on packaging chromecast_mpris for Linux distributions. The app lets you control Chromecast and Android TV devices from Linux. Right now, it's packaged for the AUR, but I want to...

    I'm working on packaging chromecast_mpris for Linux distributions. The app lets you control Chromecast and Android TV devices from Linux.

    Right now, it's packaged for the AUR, but I want to release it for Debian and Ubuntu distros, too.

    2 votes