Sunday, November 29, 2009

repoze.bfg 1.2a1 released

To all of you that are interested, a new major feature release version is available of repoze.bfg, 1.2alpha1 that includes support for imperative configuration, read more about it here.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Setting up Python2.6 on Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

If you wanna test the new Plone alpha release (Plone4.0alpha1) you'd need a 2.6 installation. If you are using your VPS and 8.04 LTS as your rock OS, you won't want to upgrade just for the python version.

Instead of building it yourself, the non debian way, you should use a package. That's very easy with Launchpad's rocking PPA feature.

Just add the proper sources (of python-dev) to your sources.list in /etc/apt/sources.list , make sure you import the pub key for the archive so apt won't complain , sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get install python2.6. And you've got 2.6 packages made by Ubuntu's Python Chief , Matthias Klose. This is as per this blueprint.

To add the sources:
deb hardy main 
deb-src hardy main 

To add the key, just do:
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys D81367B9

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Funny Plonista

I just found out a very funny yet reality reflecting drawing about the Slacking Plonista excuse 'buildout!'. I'd like to share it with the readers of my blog:

What do you think ?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Budapest 2009 - Plone Conference

A quick note - the plone conference promises to be an extraordinary evannent. It is amazing to see the participants, meeting some of the plone celebs and superstarts, and sitting next to Hnno from Jarn.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thank You Facebook

Different from my usual flame against facebook, I'd like to stop today and thank its existence. The fact you can contact people there without needing to know any cyber-detail about them besides their real name is nothing short but ingenious, to the extent of prooving to be life saving.

Kudos to the Facebook creators for that novel idea!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Plone as a SharePoint replacement

It's been a while that I've been thinking that plone could be a nice and feature fit replacement for SharPoint.

Before settling on SharePoint, read this. You might save a "couple" of bucks.

I'm happy to help folks that want it installed in non profit organization do first install and give some preliminary intro to the software. Free of charge! :-)

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Visualizing Implanted Tumors in Mice with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Magnetotactic Bacteria

Me and my brother were contemplating about the possible imaging application of magnetotactic bateria. We decided to keep in a bit of a secret until he can submit his undergrad project proposal for resarch. However, quite accidently I have discovered that the idea and experiment design has already been suggested and supposedly someone is already working on this.

This is quite interesting, as this holds potential for accurate and absolute modeling and tracking of tumors whilst inducing minial to no damage to the patient and virutally no side-effetcs.

Read all about it here.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ChipPC Super Lite Linux based OS

Now that it's finally out, I'm proud to say that I had the pleasure to work with Alex Fradkin, Mark Lifshitz,Andrey Baranovsky , Nicolai and Andrey "The Big" our highly esteemed R&D manager.

The fruit of our labor is ThinX , a very low resource consuming Linux based OS that allows for the production of super lite computing units. The units are tightly secured and are excellent for usage as a thin client. Python was instrumental in its creation.

It was a pleasure working with you guys, I hope to be working with you sometime soon again on either projects that we may encounter.

I urge anybody who have needs for such hardware to contact sales and place your order. There's even an evaluation plan. Just don't forget to mention Sivan Greenberg recommended it to you through his blog! :-)

To see the line of products go to ChipPC's website and whet your appetite.

Now that ChipPC has atom based units, I wonder how fun it would be to have Ubuntu installed as the OS :-) Food for thought!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Budapest, Here I Come!

It appears that I'm going to !! Will be great to meet all the community there that I've known so far just through IRC. Do some Singing & Dancing hacking and see where taxonomy in plone is headed to. I also hope to learn new tricks and tips, and see how Deliverance is used.

Thank you great grant committee. You made my day!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Twisted Based Directory and file transfer utility

I recently toyed with Twisted and found it extremely pleasurable and easy to implement a very basic gross file transfer utility. (That can actually sync complete directory structure).

This "app" is composed of a server and client scripts, you have to run the server script on the target computer and use the client as instructed.

The server will never overwrite an existing file or directory but will create transmitted directory structures as required.

I found this utility to be very very useful inside a QA lab or a development LAN where unauthenticated unlimited file/directory transfer tool is needed and there's no will to install ftp, samba etc...

Oh, make sure you have twisted installed before trying this.
On ubuntu that usually means: sudo apt-get install python-twisted

If you modify this to work on windows, let me know. I did this on Ubuntu.

Feel free to package this for whatever distro you fancy, if you find it useful.

Download it here:dirsync