Some Wikipedia offline readers, tutorials for the Python extensions PIL and distutils, a Python based vector-drawing app, how to open up the iRex Iliad, a proposal for geolocation HTTP headers, and the background of the London in Google Earth controversy:Offline Wikipedia:
* Very fast searching
* Keyword (actually, title words) based searching
* Search produces multiple possible articles: you can choose amongst them
* LaTEX based rendering for Mathematics (thanks to the guys at woc.fslab.de)
This project does, what its name implies: An offline client for Wikipedia. For more information have a look at the Specifications.
Distutils, a Python module that provides a standard way of distributing and installing Python apps, can help you simplify the process of installation.
Skencil is a Free Software interactive vector drawing appliction. Known to run on GNU/Linux and other UNIX-compatible systems A somewhat unique feature of Skencil is that it is implemented almost completely in Python.
Flashing the iRex iLiad:
Reflash from CF. A select group of developers is now using the first version of this tool, that allows you to recover an iLiad when its software has died.
Geo HTTP Headers:
This memo describes a method of adding simple geographic position or region information to HTTP transactions using extension headers. It allows location-based services on the World Wide Web, without the additional overhead of geographic query requests
London in Google Earth:
Want to see a great 3D model of London online? Ordnance Survey says no
A scheme to make urban planning in London more democratic has been scuppered by the usual suspect: Ordnance Survey