My solution to tackling timestamps

When I am coding, I found myself always having to go back to the python docs for details on creating and formatting timestamps. This, to me, is a sure sign that a third party library is needed, so I created a library called

Now, this library is incomplete, it has all of the functionality that I want except the ability to create a timestamp from a known value. It will only create a current timestamp. Even with this limited functionality this library has been incredibly useful to me. It’s interface is squeaky clean, it is very fast and it is pure python.

You can download the library (or clone/fork) from github at:

Any help is appreciated if you find the library deficient for any reason. I will eventually get to adding the ability to create a timestamp from a know time, but if you know of a way or have something ready please let me know.

You can reach me on github or email me at

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Please stay tuned, because my boss also OK’ed me to write my blog on company time, so there will be a lot of upcoming posts.

One developer’s Journey…

Hi, I am iLoveTux. I have another name which I use when talking to people about normal people things, but on the internet I go by iLoveTux. When I am asked what I do for a living I answer that I am “an IT Consultant specializing in system, network and software architecture as well as system and network integration“. This sounds fancy, but I believe that most people in “The know” will be aware that this means I am a whore. I will take on anything you have (think computers people…get your mind out of the gutter) as long as the price is right.

So far I haven’t had too much trouble finding work which is sort of surprising for reasons which will become more clear as my blog fleshes out.

Anyway, for now I will wish you a happy day and bid you farewell, for it is time for a cigarette.

By the way I am planning on publishing a new post at least once a week, so stay tuned.

Also I will be publishing a post on my “Amazing all-in-one single file python interpreter” if that sounds interesting, check back soon