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Coding Vacation

A few years ago for my thesis, I was interested in the implementation of engines to filter information - using Lisp language.

One of the sources of inspiration was work of Christian Queinnec and in particular its book “filtering: an application of (and for) lisp” unfortunately available only in French.

I have just ordered again this book (lost in my many relocations) and I should receive it soon.

Indeed, I intend to take one week of vacation to code! and I envisaged to produce a generic engine to filter information - engine written in Python.

Soon or later, this engine will be used in the iTrade project to extract financial information from websites ; but I intend also to comment on and to develop this library to improve the effectiveness of Python when it is a question of extracting and managing information.

I wish to show that the power of expression of a filter makes it possible to appreciably reduce the size of the code necessary to extract information and that it is possible in Python.

Not to waste time for the logistic of this new project, I will park this work under a sub folder of the iTrade project. I would give more information later on when the coding session starts.

NB: for the name of the project, I imagine something around “Paragon”.

Some politics

    As in a good fable, the electoral promises respected or not, always finish by a moral.

    We arrive soon at this moral : it is not enough to launch simplistic slogans and ideas (i.e to work more to gain more), or to exploit the credulity of the voters using noisy media campaigns, to regulate the problems.

    The economic and social situation in France is in sorry state. It is necessary to be serious to face this reality.

    Our hyper president Sarkozy will not be able any more to make us believe that it acts because it is shown on TV.

Dear cat,

Many new users have empty fields, without personal information and without any attempt to login :


Member since: 2007-08-27 16:14:56

Last Login: N/A

No personal information is available.

Is it possible to filter such user creation ?
ncm , I've just added the advogato rss flux news to the projet.

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Burn Out

Just read an interesting article about how not to burn out yourself nor the people working for you.

Given that the Happiness equals the Reality divided by the Expectations, if your reality is too poor or if your expectations are non reachable, your Happiness goes near 0.

Finally, you have only two solutions : decrease your Expectations or increase your Reality.

Personally, I prefer the latter.

11 Jun 2007 (updated 12 Jun 2007 at 17:32 UTC) »

Dear cat,

I do not understand why OpenSpecies has been considered like a spammer !

Advogato the cat, can you give us back its blog ?


Update: blog is back. Thx.

Update of update : finally, blog erased :-( News blog here.

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