Disable the menuitem, spawn the popup, and reenable on destruction.
Problem: What if you close the parent window first?
That’ll also cause the popup to close. But by then, there’s no menu left to toggle because the parent’s gone. You may get a PyDeadObjectError, or the OS will step in to complain. Bad.
For more outlandish gear and pulley arrangements, there’s a book called “507 Mechanical Movements” (1896).
Loads of eye candy. Even pages are diagrams; odds are captions. Read: Google Books Download: Archive.org Buy: Amazon
For a bizarro version of the narrative, see
Unreported World – Witches on Trial. It popped into my head both for the unquestioned healer experts and the unreliable witness fiascos that happen when physical evidence is off the table.
* To play that video, the official site irritatingly requires a login (bugmenot to the rescue), but the expandable text synopsis below it is thorough enough.
A previous CSI-related Frontline was more about rigor.
The Dude network monitor is like a combination of nmap, visio, and nagios to discover / identify network devices, make a graphical image to depict topology, and monitor open ports for service health. It runs under Windows, Linux Wine, and OSX Darwine.
* It doesn’t by itself plot geographical locations, but you can use a background image of a map and arrange things yourself.
Freshmeat.net has changed its name, so this title’s gonna make less sense. *shrug*
Y’know those websites that host files but make you wait and fill out a captcha? FreeRapid is a download manager that knows how to interact with 230+ of em, so you can do more interesting things than stare at a countdown.
It’s mainly for when you’ve got several urls to queue up, but apparently it can save Hulu and YouTube videos too.*
It’s updated relentlessly to keep up with those sites and fetches new plugins each time you start it.
If you start it with the ” --portable” arg, it’ll keep its config files in its own directory.
* To set a preferred YouTube video quality, dig through some menus… Options/Preferences/Plugins/youtube.com/options.
I routinely upload stuff to an ssh server, and I wanted to do away with the clicks needed to start a gui client or keystrokes for commandline. So below the fold is a batch script that you can drop one or more files onto, and it’ll quietly call PSCP for each with no further interaction.
If course, it’s trivial to tweak the script to call any command you want against dropped files.
Edit (2011-08-26): Added dir recursion, added an exit code, and removed the -batch arg complication.
It’s already got a big fence on the south side. Just run it all the way around and make it like “Escape from New York”.
This is why voting matters. Crazies are motivated, eager to collaborate overlooking galling details, and have no shortage of confidence. Even if you don’t particularly like a candidate (one that’d make a detailed convincing promise to do something you support), there’s still damage control to be done weeding out the worst ones.
Put another way: Crazies will vote reliably; if you don’t, they win.
Perry may well be one of the clever republican candidates, doing this stuff deliberately to court nutters rather than out of idiocy.
Of course this means primaries and local elections. They’ve gotta run their home state into the ground as a start.
* Bonus: Wikipedia says “[Amaterasu] is also said to be directly linked in lineage to the Imperial Household of Japan and the Emperor.”
“In some sense it's like the idealization of studying perfectly circular orbits. Why do you study circular orbits? Cause they're easy to study. [...] They were highly symmetric. The mathematics was easy. They weren't the real planetary orbits, but many of the features of planetary orbits in simplified form were there for circular orbits. The kinds of string theories that we really know how to deal with are also especially symmetric: meaning to say they have some mathematical properties which are idealizations; makes them easier to understand but are not real nature. [...] All of these things which happen here are expected to have a reflection of one kind or another in a more realistic theory, but it would be more complicated, less tractable, not so easy to visualize, and certainly not so easy to prove anything about.” - Leonard Susskind,Topics in String Theory - 1