• Studying

    C++, AWS and Redhat

    Things got really busy in a hurry. I haven’t done the 100 days of code as planned as work started getting extremely busy. I also started studying for my Unisa exam (C++) that I am writing in a couple of weeks.\ I had to finish an AWS Cloud Essentials course for work which took a lot of time and I am working through the RHCSA materials on the side in order to write my RHCSA exam in December/January. I am also looking into writing the first AWS certification in the first quarter. On top of that I am trying to keep myself busy with Python. I should be more active…

  • #100DaysOfCode,  Uncategorized

    Day 1 of #100DaysOfCode

    Today I started with the #100DaysOfCode challenge. The reason for starting the challenge is to force myself to code everyday and getting into the habit of coding. The 1st project I started is to access my CCTV RTSP stream from Linux, using a Python program, since the system only supports Windows and an Android App that feeds the video to a cloud service which I am not fond of. It took some time to figure out the correct RTSP URI format but I managed to get it working and using the RTSP library from PyPi I am now able to view a stream. You can find my GitHub repo here.…

  • eBooks,  Python

    Python Humble Book Bundle

    Hunble Bundle currently has a Python Humble Bundle running for ebooks on Python. The bundle starts at $1 for 4 ebooks and $15 for 13 ebooks. The books are all published by O’Reilly. Have a look at the bundles here and support a charity when buying one of these bundles. I have grabbed the large bundle and will do a few reviews in the future.

  • Python,  Tutorials

    Another blog post on Python

    Just another heads up that I posted another blog post at ExchangeTimes.Net on how to make a specific Python version the default version on Linux. This is useful if you use one version of Python 90% + of the time and don’t want to specify which version of Python you want to run each time. You can find the post here.

  • Python

    Convert a PyQt ui file to a Python file on Linux

    Part of my Python programming module at Unisa is based on creating GUI applications using the Qt framework, PyQt5 to be more precise. Unfortunately the study guide is based on Windows and not everything works the same way on Linux. The problem I had was not converting the .ui file as saved from Qt Designer to the .py file but with opening and running the application. The first conversion I did was straight from the guide as per below:

  • Studying

    Linux Academy

    I joined Linux Academy a long time ago but cancelled it because of financial reasons. This week I had another look at them and the courses they provide. There are quite a lot of courses I’d like to do and joined them again. The idea is to learn more technologies and certify myself on other non Microsoft technologies. Like the saying goes, knowledge is power and I have a curious mind. More to follow on my journey using Linux Academy.

  • Python

    Python from __future__ import syntax error

    At long last I got my Unisa registration for this semester sorted. Unfortunately I could only register for 2 modules (these cover C++ and Python) as it was extremely difficult to talk to a human at Unisa to find out what is going on. Anyway! Busy working through the text book for INF1511 (Introduction to Python Programming and Developing GUI Applications with PyQT) I ran into a problem with importing the division module/class(?) The import I need is for true division (from __future__ import division) and the book’s space are not really visible. I typed from__future__import division as per the text book and when I run the program received the…

  • Uncategorized

    2018 was a good year

    I passed all but one of my Unisa exams last year and I’m feeling positive with continuing to study for my degree this year. This semester I registered for Introduction to Programming (C++) which I unfortunately failed last semester as well as Visual Programming I, Maths and Mining (Physics, Chemistry) as part of my extended program. Now I have to wait for Unisa to approve the registration before I can kick off this year’s studying. I also started game development using C# and Unity with a colleague to make a few small games with the end goal being a competitive FPS.

  • C#,  Tutorials,  Unity

    Access Unity API help from within Visual Studio

    I am currently working through a Unity tutorial and one of the tasks I had to do is access the Unity API help documentation from within my code editor which happens to be Visual Studio 2015 which I am using on my Windows 10 PC. Unfortunately the API help documentation plugin is not installed by default. To add the plugin browse to this link and download the┬áVisual Studio 2015 Tools for Unity. Install the Unity Tools for Unity and then follow the below steps to setup a shortcut. Keep in mind that I used ctrl + ‘ as the shortcut as used in Monodevelop. This will overwrite a teams shortcut.…