Author Archives: Roy

Scrapy Tips: Adding fallbacks to your Item Loader

A few months ago I started a job with scrapinghub, the company behind the scrapy package for webscraping. Most of my recent time has been focused on learning the ropes and getting up to speed with some of the cool … Continue reading

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ELI5: Python @property and setter

For this ELI5 I’m gonna go over the @property and setter decorators. In my objects tutorial I mentioned that you can access and alter the content of attributes directly, but this is not always ideal. In other words, these allow … Continue reading

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How To Share Songs Between Devices On Spotify

I recently started using spotify and immediately ran into a very frustrating issue – a bunch of my favourite songs were not available on the platform. While I had my own versions of these songs I needed a way to … Continue reading

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ELI5 Tutorial: @classmethod and @staticmethod

In this week’s ELI5 tutorial I am going to combine my last two ELI5s and talk about special decorators in classes. The first two I will deal with are @classmethod and @staticmethod. These decorators can be very powerful and allow … Continue reading

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ELI5 Tutorial: Objects in Python

In today’s ELI5 I will go over objects in python. This is going to be a long one, but by the end of it you will understand the basics of objects in python.

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Adding Features to Dicecord Discord

I’ve spruced Dicecord’s discord server up with a few features using webhooks and the IFTTT automation service. The discord will be updated when I push new commits to github and when I post new blog posts here. I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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ELI5 Tutorial: Decorators in Python

The next stop on our ELI5 tutorials is going to be decorates. These are another example of a very powerful bit of code that can be hard to understand. The quick description would be that these are ways to add … Continue reading

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ELI5 Tutorial: Python *args and **kwargs

In the past my quick tutorials are mainly focused on advanced or weird issues that I had trouble figuring out on my own. I’ve decided to shake that up a bit and do a new tutorial series: ELI5 Tutorials. For … Continue reading

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Dicecord on Discord

I figured that it was about time to make a Dicecord server on Discord. You can join it here. Currently it is very barebones, just some basic channels with a dedicated channel for dicerolling via the bot.

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Quick Tutorial: Setting Custom Resolutions on Ubuntu

I have decided to get to grips with linux by installing Ubuntu on a VM on my machine using VirtualBox. Setting up VirtualBox was pretty straight forward, but I had a minor issue I needed to solve. You see, since … Continue reading

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