“The War of the Worlds”: a 21st Century project

The map you see is notated with every place that features in the novel. This was a fun project that had different challenges to overcome.

During my first read-through, I wondered about the places that crop up in the book and was in awe at the level of detail.

I not only wanted to highlight this visually, but allow for past and future readers to grasp and understand the distances that doesn’t necessary get portrayed well in the book. This is simply another layer which fans might be interested in.

You can find the full writeups here:
“The War of the Worlds” : a 21st Century project (Pt. 1)
“The War of the Worlds” : a 21st Century project (Pt. 2)

tools.jsephler.co.uk

tools.jephler.co.uk is a project site that I have set up which primarily houses different tools ranging from convertors and calculators to more generally links to reference sites. It was built with ease of use and portability in mind and is fully compatible with mobile devices too!

I think of the site as my coding playground and allows me to create and share tools which I not only find interesting, but more importantly useful. Thanks to Django, this does not limit the site to what you see today and will hopefully be expanded upon through time.

I have some existing projects that currently live in a myriad of Python files which I am hopeful to convert and eventually host here.

Suggestions or comments welcome! Please get involved.

tools.jsephler.co.uk

uhex – a CLi hex editor

A quick and easy to use CLi script to transform hex values into different data types.


Current known limitations:

  • Hex order : will only convert from Big-Endian hex orders
  • Hex to int : will only convert hex to unsigned integers

Known Issues:

  • Hex to float not yet fully working

The script is available from github :

github : uhex

multi-search: tool for searching keywords on multiple websites

Intro

multi-search is a small GUI tool designed to search for a term or keyword on multiple websites.
It’s built in Python using the appJar GUI suite.
It’s intended as a tool for buyers or sellers to compare the price of an item, where comparison websites may fail for different reasons.
It can will save time, as well as passively suggesting different sites to search.
Additionally, the multi-search tool doesn’t attempt track or collect any user information.

The program is simple by design, which tries hard to be as quick and intuitive as possible.

multi-search main
multi-search program

After the “Sites to search” are selected in the dropdown, the URL links are presented for use.

multi-search results

There’s an additional option to automatically open the links in the web-browser.

How it works

It’s really simple. The program loads the site and search data from a “.txt” file.

It builds a URL string from the data and the search term provided.

It shows or opens the URL’s for the user!

Project State

Up to now in it’s current form, the program is completely useable, although still in its infancy.

Project Direction

  • Bundle the project for Windows and Linux, making it widely available

Where to download

The project is currently available at github.com


Changes:

  • 21/02/2018: Major Changes
    Added “multi-search.ini” to set user configurations
    Improved naming convention for site URLs – allowing for international support
  • 20/02/2018: Major Changes
    Added JSON support for REST API’s