The Maldives offer amazing biodiversity, with large fishes (sharks and mantas) as well as reef life. These pictures are from a week-long cruise with Emperor Maldives. Great experience and great company!
These photos are Copyright by Francesco Santini 2021 and released under a CC-BY-ND license. This means that you can freely use and distribute them, even for commercial purposes, but you must cite the author and cannot modify them. Please contact me for other uses.
I recently implemented a swift generic input dialog for PyQt5 which extends the functionality of QInputDialog. It supports multiple inputs in the same window, with text, numeric, boolean, and option inputs.
Its usage is simple and intuitive as demonstrated by the following code snippet:
from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QApplication
app = QApplication(sys.argv)
accepted, values = GenericInputDialog.show_dialog("Test",
GenericInputDialog.IntSpinInput('My Int', 10, -100, 100),
GenericInputDialog.OptionInput('My string options', [
], 'option 3'),
GenericInputDialog.OptionInput('My int options', [
('option 1', 1.1),
('option 2', 2.2),
('option 3', 3.3)
# Note: for option inputs, the value list can be a list
# of strings, and then the output is the string itself, or a
# list of tuples, where the first element is a string (the label)
# and the second is the returned value (any).
# The default value for options can be the label string, the
# default returned value, or an integer index.
# returned values can be accessed by key or by position
# they can be iterated like a list
for v in values:
The World Health Organization published a guide on how to produce an effective hand sanitizer when a commercial one is not available. While they discourage home production, with the COVID-19 pandemics in action, finding hand sanitizer has become challenging everywhere in the world.
I’ve made a google sheet for the calculation of the quantities needed for home production using the WHO recipe. You will need:
I have produced a number of precompiled SimpleElastix Python modules. As it is a pain to recompile it every time, I publish them here in case someone finds it useful. Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more.
Use easy_install to install the .egg files and pip to install the .whl files.
Newer modules are on PyPI maintained by myself! Install them with
pip install SimpleITK-SimpleElastix
All the modules are compiled for the x86_64 architecture.