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I am kinda lazy and don’t like to waste time to build python packages from scratch. Well, easy_install handles most of the cases perfectly but only when the extension does not require some external tool or library. The typical example is PycUrl library. You have to download the cURL itself, do this, than do that… and it is quite bothersome. Hopefully I have found the amazing place where lots of packages are prebuilt for Python 2.6 and 2.7: “Unofficial Windows Binaries for Python Extension Packages”. It is a real time-saver…


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The client for private message center for vBulletin-powered boards. The task was to make a tool to access private messages for vBulletin-powered message boards. Thus the software handles user authentication, downloads and stores full inbox locally with possibility to clear the remote inbox (as far as message boards often limit the inbox size), while having the full message index on local PC. The extra feature that was requested by customer was to make it capable of sending PMs and it was implemented as well within the project scope. As far as vBulletin does not provide tools for automating the job required some browser traffic sniffing to collect and analyze what data are sent and received during typical working session and then performing the same data exchange in background transparently for end-user.
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