See that picture?! That was my breakfast this morning. And they tasted as good as they look there. (BTW, that isn’t a picture of one Cyndi made….it was taken by our friend who posted the reciepe on her blog). We have pictures, but we need to get them off the camera.
Oh, yes, I realize the Pop Tart is probabaly a trademark for these things. But, it has also become a generic word for breakfast pastry thing that is filled with frosting (no, I don’t like the unfrosted ones…homemade or other). But, if you have a better word to describe these homemade ones, leave me a comment.
In the past few weeks, there have been a TON of news stories circulating on the web about facebook and privacy. Through about 500 km of driving, I decided I was going to try to do something and take advantage of facebook lists. I’m still, as of 8 May 2010, working through this; however, here are some steps you can take to improve your privacy on facebook.
But, in general, if you don’t want your friendsbosstotal strangerscitystatecountry the internet to know about it, don’t put it up there. Even if you set everything right today, it is hard to tell what bug is lurking in the background or what change will be made tomorrow that will make this impossible.
I’ve started writing an mp3 database, podcatcher, media player, rockbox syncher type thing. This got me to looking for some python modules on the internet today. I found one I was interested in called eyeD3. It looked good so I tried downloading it.
This is where I had the first problem. Usually, python modules come as precompiled exes for windows machines. There wasn’t one. No problem, I downloaded the .tar.gz file, used 7-zip to unpack it.
Now, to “install” modules this way, at this point, one usually runs something like “python setup.py install” from within the folder/directory where you unzipped the module. I tried that and got an error:
C:\eyeD3-0.6.17>c:\Python25\python.exe setup.py install c:\Python25\python.exe: can’t open file ‘setup.py’: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Well, I went looking…sure enough, within my eyeD3-0.6.17 directory, there was a setup.py.in file. Easy…I just renamed it to setup.py. Reran the command and got this:
C:\eyeD3-0.6.17>c:\Python25\python.exe setup.py install running install running build running build_py package init file ‘src\eyeD3\__init__.py’ not found (or not a regular file) creating build creating build\lib creating build\lib\eyeD3 copying src\eyeD3\binfuncs.py -> build\lib\eyeD3 copying src\eyeD3\frames.py -> build\lib\eyeD3 copying src\eyeD3\mp3.py -> build\lib\eyeD3 copying src\eyeD3\tag.py -> build\lib\eyeD3 copying src\eyeD3\utils.py -> build\lib\eyeD3 package init file ‘src\eyeD3\__init__.py’ not found (or not a regular file) running install_lib creating c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3 copying build\lib\eyeD3\binfuncs.py -> c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3 copying build\lib\eyeD3\frames.py -> c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3 copying build\lib\eyeD3\mp3.py -> c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3 copying build\lib\eyeD3\tag.py -> c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3 copying build\lib\eyeD3\utils.py -> c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3 byte-compiling c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3\binfuncs.py to binfuncs.pyc byte-compiling c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3\frames.py to frames.pyc byte-compiling c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3\mp3.py to mp3.pyc byte-compiling c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3\tag.py to tag.pyc byte-compiling c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3\utils.py to utils.pyc running install_egg_info Writing c:\Python25\Lib\site-packages\eyeD3-_PACKAGE_VERSION_-py2.5.egg-info
First glance it looks ok. So, I fire up IDLE and try to import the package. SHAZZBOT! It won’t work. I get told there is no such module. A quick google didn’t turn up anything so I started poking around.
Look at the output of the install above one more time. I missed it too:
package init file ‘src\eyeD3\__init__.py’ not found (or not a regular file)
So, I went looking around. Sure enough, the file it was griping about was ALSO named.py.in. Double Shazzbot. What kind of package is this?! Well, I rename the file, rerun the import, and everything appears to work.
I thought I would blog about this just incase someone else has these problems later on. I didn’t find anything on the web that would help me out or point me in the right direction.