Rants & Raves

A case for increasing pep8 line limits

After some work on a recent project, I started tripping over PEP8 (which is the Python style guide of reference, used by most everyone and their tools), specifically the requirement to use no more than 79 characters in a single line. A read of these requirements sounds mostly sane. The idea being twofold, that: Extremely long lines mean that you’re probably trying to cram too much functionality into a line, and should refactor your code It’s easier for people to read lots of content vertically than it is to read horizontally So far, so good.

Honor Among Thieves: The Tonymacx86 hypocrisy becomes a story

Well, that was unexpected. The very last post here has garnered me a “DMCA takedown notice: from an unspecified “Tonymacx86 legal”. Why all the scare quotes, you ask? Because the message I received isn’t worth the bytes used to compose it. I’d assume receiving such a notice would be rather intimidating. But… well, let’s just have a look shall we? Subject: DMCA Take Down Notice From: ModBot To: tk@tkware.

Hypocrisy, thy name is tonymacx86

So I’ve spent this past weekend in a kind of interesting situation. I own two macs, you see. One at home (which is very much dead, after a rollover accident which saw it chucked out the window, and Apple wanted north of $1K to fix), and one at work. Both of these devices run Mountain Lion. Well, since the dead mac is basically useless to me, I want to take its copy of Mountain Lion and install it on my PC.