Programming

Why you should not use Python’s easy_install carelessly on Debian

(Hint: This article talks about the Pylons web framework which is essentially dead. But the warning about easy_install and pip is still valid.) This article tries to make clear why blindly running setuptools/ez_setup on Debian/Ubuntu is dangerous and will happily break your operating system. I loved the Pylons web framework. A significatnt number of developers was using it. …

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How to create a favicon for your web site

If you like to create a tiny favicon for your web site (the little icon displayed left of the URL in your browser) there is not much you need to know: apt-get install netpbm Create a bitmap of 16×16 pixels (Gimp is recommended) Save the bitmap as .ppm format (select "raw mode") Convert the file using ppmtowinicon favicon.ppm > favicon.ico