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Always interested in offers/projects/new ideas. Eclectic experience in fields like: numerical computing; Python web; Java enterprise; functional languages; GPGPU; SQL databases; etc. Based in Santiago, Chile; telecommute worldwide. CV; email.

Personal Projects

Lepl parser for Python.

Colorless Green.

Photography around Santiago.

SVG experiment.

Professional Portfolio

Calibration of seismometers.

Data access via web services.

Cache rewrite.

Extending OpenSSH.

Last 100 entries

Mapa de Ciclovias en Santiago; How Unreliable is UDP?; SE Santiago 20m Bike Route; Cameron's Rap; Configuring libxml with Eclipse; Reducing Combinatorial Complexity With Occam - AI; Sentidos Comunes (Chilean Online Magazine); Hilary Mantel: The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher - August 6th 1983; NSA Interceptng Gmail During Delivery; General IIR Filters; What's happening with Scala?; Interesting (But Largely Illegible) Typeface; Retiring Essentialism; Poorest in UK, Poorest in N Europe; I Want To Be A Redneck!; Reverse Racism; The Lost Art Of Nomography; IBM Data Center (Photo); Interesting Account Of Gamma Hack; The Most Interesting Audiophile In The World; How did the first world war actually end?; Ky - Restaurant Santiago; The Black Dork Lives!; The UN Requires Unaninmous Decisions; LPIR - Steganography in Practice; How I Am 6; Clear Explanation of Verizon / Level 3 / Netflix; Teenage Girls; Formalising NSA Attacks; Switching Brakes (Tektro Hydraulic); Naim NAP 100 (Power Amp); AKG 550 First Impressions; Facebook manipulates emotions (no really); Map Reduce "No Longer Used" At Google; Removing RAID metadata; New Bike (Good Bike Shop, Santiago Chile); Removing APE Tags in Linux; Compiling Python 3.0 With GCC 4.8; Maven is Amazing; Generating Docs from a GitHub Wiki; Modular Shelves; Bash Best Practices; Good Emergency Gasfiter (Santiago, Chile); Readings in Recent Architecture; Roger Casement; Integrated Information Theory (Or Not); Possibly undefined macro AC_ENABLE_SHARED; Update on Charges; Sunburst Visualisation; Spectral Embeddings (Distances -> Coordinates); Introduction to Causality; Filtering To Help Colour-Blindness; ASUS 1015E-DS02 Too; Ready Player One; Writing Clear, Fast Julia Code; List of LatAm Novels; Running (for women); Building a Jenkins Plugin and a Jar (for Command Line use); Headphone Test Recordings; Causal Consistency; The Quest for Randomness; Chat Wars; Real-life Financial Co Without ACID Database...; Flexible Muscle-Based Locomotion for Bipedal Creatures; SQL Performance Explained; The Little Manual of API Design; Multiple Word Sizes; CRC - Next Steps; FizzBuzz; Update on CRCs; Decent Links / Discussion Community; Automated Reasoning About LLVM Optimizations and Undefined Behavior; A Painless Guide To CRC Error Detection Algorithms; Tests in Julia; Dave Eggers: what's so funny about peace, love and Starship?; Cello - High Level C Programming; autoreconf needs tar; Will Self Goes To Heathrow; Top 5 BioInformatics Papers; Vasovagal Response; Good Food in Vina; Chilean Drug Criminals Use Subsitution Cipher; Adrenaline; Stiglitz on the Impact of Technology; Why Not; How I Am 5; Lenovo X240 OpenSuse 13.1; NSA and GCHQ - Psychological Trolls; Finite Fields in Julia (Defining Your Own Number Type); Julian Assange; Starting Qemu on OpenSuse; Noisy GAs/TMs; Venezuela; Reinstalling GRUB with EFI; Instructions For Disabling KDE Indexing; Evolving Speakers; Changing Salt Size in Simple Crypt 3.0.0; Logarithmic Map (Moved); More Info; Words Found in Voynich Manuscript; An Inventory Of 3D Space-Filling Curves

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Sweetcode is back!

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 17:28:24 -0300 (CLST)

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Subject: [Sweetcode] Bulk update (special Ex-Lax edition)
From:    sweetcode-admin@...
Date:    Sun, December 7, 2003 2:32 pm
To:      sweetcode@...
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Myer
http://www.nongnu.org/myer/README.html
Myer is a "semantic highlighter" for C code, which "colorizes identifiers 
and constants to show their marginal cost to the program's coupling and 
cohesion metrics", by "running the preprocessor in reverse". The idea is 
to focus review by highlighting parts of the code particularly likely to 
contain bugs.

convertfs
http://tzukanov.narod.ru/convertfs/index.html
This tool converts filesystems (e.g. ext3 to reiserfs) in place without 
needing space for two copies. It does this by playing clever tricks with 
sparse files. "You can convert from virtually any filesystem type to 
virtually any one as long as they are both supported by Linux for 
read/write, and as long as primary filesystem supports sparse files." 
(Submitted by Ville Herva.)
See also Parted <http://www.gnu.org/software/parted/parted.html>.

VSDB
http://repetae.net/~john/computer/vsdb/
VSDB turns Unix filesystem guarantees (even the weak ones offered by NFS) 
into a transactional database without using file locking or a shared 
server process. It's particularly good for medium-sized, rarely updated 
system databases (think aliases.db).

Filelight
http://methylblue.com/filelight/
Filelight renders a cute interactive visualization of disk space
consumption. See also KDirStat <http://kdirstat.sourceforge.net/kdirstat/>.

Scale2x
http://scale2x.sf.net/
Emualator users will have seen this, but scale2x uses a simple set of 
rules to magnify bitmap images with neither blurring nor jaggies (the 
rules work best on "cartoon" images). The rules are simple enough to run 
on video in real time, so they are used to increase the display size of 
emulated games originally written for low-resolution displays.

guievict
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~zandy/guievict/
"Guievict is a system for checkpointing and migrating the GUI of an X 
window application. It is based on a window server extension and runtime 
process re-writing; application binaries do not need to be modified or 
started in a special way to be used with guievict." It compares favorably 
to XMX <http://www.cs.brown.edu/software/xmx> or xmove. Some of Zandy's 
other software <http://www.cs.brown.edu/software/xmx> is also interesting.

parchive
http://parchive.sourceforge.net/
"The original idea behind this project was to provide a tool to apply  the
data-recovery capability concepts of RAID-like systems to the posting  and
recovery of multi-part archives on Usenet." Of course this is applicable 
to any file distribution via unreliable media.

wmctrl
http://sweb.cz/tripie/utils/wmctrl/
"The wmctrl program is a command line tool to interact with an EWMH/NetWM 
compatible X Window Manager." It lets you enumerate, interrogate,
maximize,  minimize, activate, move, resize, close windows, make windows
sticky,  and manage desktops from the command line. This lets you directly
implement  a variety of commands that would otherwise require window
manager support,  reducing window manager lock-in.
See also Devil's Pie <http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/devilspie>, 
an application that applies rules to windows as they're created.
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