Bad day

The Sofware Patent Agreement has been adopted today by the European council … This is a bad day, i’ll raise my hand and say NO to the European constitution the 29th May.

— Damned politics

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Alinea3

Since few weeks i’ve been working on the next generation of this blog’s engine : Alinea3. While Alinea 2 was powered by Webware and ZPT, Alinea3 uses Quixote and Cheetah.

The database schema remained quite the same, except for the Roles layer which was added to provide a flow-engine-like …

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PyRXPU and Unicode

In a previous post i was discussing about PyRXP .. Now i’m playing with PyRXPU which aims to PyRXP with Unicode support … But, i’m not sure to understand the crap strings it returns:

>>> import pyRXPU
>>> pyRXPU.version
'1.05'
>>> doc = pyRXPU.Parser().parse('<foo>Bar</foo>')
>>> doc
(u'\U006f0066o …

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My new mail checker

It’s been long to find the mail checker of my dreams. Embrace is a little E17 application which can monitor pop,imap(s),etc mailboxes. Currently, 0.0.1 version displays read/unread mail number per mailbox, that suits my needs for the moment :-)

Also, Debian sid users may …

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Inserting legend in images using PIL

I wanted to insert legends directly in images instead of displaying them below respective images. ImageMagick can do that (Text directive) but it’s not smart enough to make the legend always visible, even in dark images (if the legend color is black). So i used this script to accomplish …

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Merry Christmas !

Are you happy with your christmas presents ? Were you a good boy/girl during 2004 year ? I have one more for those of you who don’t have a GMail account yet :)

A GMail invite for first 10 comment posts on this article. Don’t forget to supply an email …

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About PyRXP

PyRXP claims to be the fastest Python XML parser around… but this has a price. Once XML is parsed, you get a tree structured as tuples, lists and dictionnaries. While this is very Pythonic, it’s not so trivial to write/read code handling such a tree.

People at Reportlab …

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progressCopy

I use to deal with large files under the console (copying iso images, videos) but cp doesn’t display much informations. Few days ago i read a post from Richard Jones who wrote a very nice iterator aimed to display ETA informations about tasks on the console. So, here comes …

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