Python FlickrAPI 1.4.4 released

Python FlickrAPI library version 1.4.4 has been released, and can be downloaded from with more info at The changes are: Changed default API URL to use HTTPS (Joseph Hui).

Reloading your code in Blender

UPDATE 2019: Things are considerably simpler. Just press F8 in Blender 2.79 or older, or press F3 and search for ‘Reload Scripts’ in recent Blenders. Blender lets you script more or less everything.

Counting pixels in Blender

UPDATE 2019: the image of the node setup has been lost. For my research, I’m using Blender to generate images. I wanted to know how visible a certain object is in the final render (i.

Python-RSA version 3.1.4 released

It’s been a while since I’ve been working on my RSA library, and in the last weeks I’ve released a few new minor versions. Here are the differences since my last blog post about it:

Start XBMC from remote

The Android XBMC Remote app has a “Power on” button. This button sends a wake-on-lan (WOL) packet to the XBMC server, so that it can wake up. However, my XBMC server runs all kinds of server stuff, so I don’t want to let it sleep.

Python-RSA version 3.1.1 released

Python-RSA version 3.1.1 has been released. A lot of things have been improved, thanks to Yesudeep Mangalapilly. Much, much faster Compatibility with Python 3.2 Lot of bug fixes Check the Python-RSA page for more information!

FlickrAPI and OAuth

This summer Flickr will stop supporting their old authentication system and move fully to OAuth. I’ve gotten several questions about whether Python FlickrAPI will support that. No worries, it will. If you want it fast, clone the repository, implement OAuth (don’t forget the unittests) and send me a pull request.

Python-RSA version 3.0 released

Python-RSA version 3.0 has been released. A lot of things have been improved: Much more secure Following industrial standard PKCS#1; this means compatibility with OpenSSL Ability to create and verify detached signatures More elegant method of encrypting large files Ability to save and load keys in PEM and DER format Extensive documentation More efficient key generation Check the Python-RSA page for more information!

Added random padding to Python-RSA

I’m thrilled to let you know that I’ve just added encryption and decryption with random padding to my Python RSA module. The code has become much more secure than it was before, and also makes it capable of encrypting and decrypting binary data!

Python serial comm and RTS pin

At my work I’m communicating with an embedded device via a serial-to-USB cable. It works fine, except for one little detail: when the “Ready To Send” (RTS) pin is high, the device shuts down.