Monthly Archives: September 2010

Using Python to create command line tools

Was directed to a nifty tutorial regarding Python’s optparse, and how to use it to quickly create handy command-line utilities.   Saves you the trouble of ever having to parse the command line.  Check it out on IBM’s website:

Summary taken from the article:

Summary: If you work in IT, as a UNIX® Sysadmin, a software developer, or even a manager, there a few skills that will set you apart from the crowd. Do you fully understand the OSI model? Are you comfortable with subnetting? Do you understand UNIX permissions? Let me add to this list the humble command line tool. By the end of this article, anyone involved in IT at any capacity should be able to create at least a simple command line tool.

Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale

Heh, this Saturday I spent nearly 7 hours playing Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale and I have to say that I love it.  Beyond a fairly enjoyable cast of characters you can choose just about every aspect of your shop from what is stocked to the wallpaper, flooring and carpeting used.  As for inventory, you can work the town markets or go out adventuring to rustle up some sales from whatever you skin off monsters.  I love these types of games, and having such a cute protagonist certainly doesn’t hurt.

Drop by their website and check it out.