I came across an irritating issue on my Windows 7 machine. Something would keep tacking focus from me. As I spend a lot of time in a full screen Ubuntu virtual machine under VMWare, this was amazingly annoying but I just couldn’t track it down.
Eventually a suggestion from Simon Bisson that iTunes had a reputation for doing such things put me on the right track. I don’t have iTunes on Windows but I did have the Apple Software Updater and QuickTime installed. I removed both of them and so far the issue has not returned in the last couple of days.
Let’s hope this is not a false dawn.
I have been trying to streamline my python development processes over the years. Earlier this year @rossjones introduced me to virtualenvwrapper which made things even simpler. I’m about to go into quite a concentrated period of development so I thought I’d take the opportunity to document what I do to make an easily reproduceable python environment. Please let me know of any errors or suggestions for better ways of doing this as I go along.
Note, I have just noticed this is not working on OS X Lion. Looking now at why. 20110816 17:28 BST
Looking for a code hilighter to use with WordPress for the blog. Ended up testing CodeColorer, here’s a test page demonstrating how it looks.
This is what I do to get WordPress running on both Ubuntu 11.04 and the current CrunchBang Statler. This is just for getting development environments running quickly, don’t follow this blindly if you’re setting up a live public facing server.