Over the last two weeks I have been making three highland cows out of papier mache and fake fur fabric. I intend to give them away as presents, although I'll be sad to see my creations go! Scroll to the bottom to see the results. You will need: A toilet roll4 q-tips/cotton buds or 2 … Continue reading Art Attack: Highland cows
Once the script to generate captchas is set up (see previous post) this can be easily tied into a Python web page. This assumes you are using Werkzeug and Mako, but I'm sure Django/Pylons with Jinja etc won't be too different. The code to display the image in the Mako template is below. For the image, … Continue reading Creating captchas in Python #2
I've always loved cooking, but since Celebrity Masterchef I've really been pushing myself to make awesome dishes. Since I have the free time, I've been creating interesting recipes. Here is a recipe for pork fillet which Steven described as "the best pork I've had, even better than The Tower." Ingredients (for 2 people) 300g pork fillet3 … Continue reading Pork wrapped in bacon with red wine onions
Creating the blog tags for this website was a bit tricky because I wasn't sure how to make the tags have different sizes according to their significance. I started off with 5 spans and ordered the tags in terms of frequency and divided them equally into the spans. However tags are not evenly distributed, so … Continue reading Blog tags in Python
In preparation for my masters in Forensic Informatics I decided to read an AS and A-Level Chemistry book. Only GSCE knowledge of chemistry is needed (which is as far as I got with the subject), but the masters in Forensics (which I will be sharing half the courses with) require A-Level chemistry and a degree … Continue reading Things I have learnt in chemistry
In making this website and in my 4th year honours project I implemented a captcha (which you can see if you try and make a comment). I thought this would be a bit of a nightmare to do, but with Steven's help and the awesomeness of Python, it was quite easy. The code originally comes from here, but I … Continue reading Creating captchas in Python
To people who have never seen a rabbit binky before, it is like the bunny has had some sort of fit. They range from the rabbit jumping and twisting in the air, to sudden mini flicks and turns and head shakes. What's funny is that they don't have great spacial awareness, so often binky head … Continue reading Why do rabbits binky?
Yesterday I bought my first proper laptop. I have had 2 laptops in the past, one I got on eBay for £90 that ran Windows 98, came with 64MB of RAM and weighed 6 kg, for the purposes of playing DOS games when I was travelling on the train to and from London. It was … Continue reading New Laptop
I have redesigned lowmanio.co.uk to be more bloggy, and hopefully I shall actually keep up with my blog this time. I got a little over enthusiastic with blog posts as you can see...I've already blogged 6 times! The topics I will blog about are in the categories to your right. I am starting a masters in Forensics Informatics in … Continue reading New website!