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Building a 64-bit Vim with Python support on Windows 7

I spent a good day trying to build 64-bit vim with Python support, and if I had just known these two tips, I could have saved an enormous amount of time: Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Make sure Python is in your PATH Part 1: Building Vim I’ve built vim before, quite a few times. […]

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Windows and Linux Serial Port Enumeration

Gathering a list of all available serial ports in a system is a trickier task than you might expect. While it is not difficult, it is rather obscure. On Windows, for example, you are probably used to having serial ports enumerated from COM1 to COM9, and on Linux from /dev/ttyS0 and up. However, modern versions […]

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virtualenvwrapper is for Windows users too!

For a long time I’ve allowed myself to suffer without virtualenvwrapper on Windows because I didn’t think it would work. It turns out I am not only wrong, but that I can use it in all of my daily activity. Virtualenvwrapper provides convenience commands and a central location for storing Python virtualenvs. Virtualenvs are an […]

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