My new favorite tool: IronSpread
Two very smart and generally awesome students at MIT created an Excel plug-in called IronSpread that allows you to write Python scripts for the popular spreadsheet program, and I’m now in love with it. I just started playing with the plug-in this week and have already applied it to a couple projects. In short, it lets you use a shell to manipulate cell values or run a python script from...
Still a better love story than Twilight
LinkedIn hacked: Is your password among the...
After hearing about LinkedIn being hacked, I dug around a little to find out how to check if your password was among the stolen ones. All the passwords are still stored as hashed values, but if you have a simple password, it could be easy to figure out and apparently many of the easier ones have already been cracked. So, here’s a little python script I pulled together from a few different...