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Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

I started from . No, I actually started from the latest meeting of the pyweb-il group, where someone mentioned shakuf. Interested, I proceeded to the 7th eye, read Anat Balint’s very disturbing essay, and by googling her name found out about another very interesting place and mailing list called the iDC,, Institude for Distributed Creativity.

The alpha site of shakuf:

One nugget from the iDC mailing list:

Apache – what a bleeping waste of a day!

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Half a day gone, on what? let’s see:

  • VirtualHost – 2 hours
  • ProxyPass – 2 more
  • RewriteRule – 10 minutes. Why didn’t I think about that first?

Anything for fellow apacheres out there? Why yes, I’d say a couple of things:

  • ProxyPass has some trailing slash problems, RewriteRule with [P] is much easier to debug, and actually works. When using it you can (should?) remove any Proxy* directive – it isn’t needed (you still get reverse proxing).
  • VirtualHost for some ungodly reason gave all the requests to the first VirtualHost directive, until I finally changed from VirtualHost * to VirtualHost *:80 (with appropriate NameVirtualHost).

From textarea to embedded word processor

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I’ve got this django app which I’m slowly heaping features on. The latest attempt is to augment the admin interface to allow rich text edits. I found and tested two solutions so far:

  • dojo – specifically, 2.1.3 (and also 3.0.8 but quickly backed out, it’s alpha). It’s a whole framework, I just looked at dijit.Editor. Turns out it is very feature inferior to the next option
  • tinyMCE – I think this is what moinmoin uses [update: nope, they use fckeditor – needs investigation] . Very nice, has tables, right to left, html raw edit (I would have prefered it like moinmoin, with an option to be raw in the same form, not open a popup – I guess I could do that myself)

So far the experience thaught my  that javascript, and the whole browser api, can be pretty nice (at least as seen through dojo).

So, if anyone has any opinions on a prefered widget for this sort of thing, chime in!

links for continued work are gathered in my wiki

Tag chooser as an ML project

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

I think that would be cool: machine learning is used to tag stuff, that is to classify things. How about learning classes? it does that too. So it doesn’t seem to be too out of the way for someone to create a system that suggests tags for a blog, given a bunch of examples (i.e. existing posts, other people’s posts and tags). Anybody know of an existing one?

aigaion exploit

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007

This is old news, but aigaion 1.3.1 has an sql injection exploit, upgrading to 1.3.4 seems to do the trick. I think this is proof of karma.