Category: "Technology"

10 days road trip

Last Friday I came back from a 10 day road trip driving from San Francisco to Seattle, and coming back with the Amtrak Coast Starlight train – as I mentioned earlier. I used Foursquare a bit more than usual (about 50 checkings over 10 days) and took a lot of pictures of rocks, landscapes, forests, the ocean, etc. I started making a simple mashups to visualize the overall itinerary I

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Adding FormAlchemy to an existing Pylons Mapfish project

  Install the packages: % pip install FormAlchemy fa.query GeoFormAlchemy 1 % pip install FormAlchemy fa.query GeoFormAlchemy You have now more templates available: % paster create –list-templates basic_package: A basic setuptools-enabled package geo_fa: Pylons application template with GeoFormAlchemy support mapfish: MapFish application template mapfish_client: MapFish client plugin template paste_deploy: A web application deployed through paste.deploy pylons: Pylons application template pylons_fa: Pylons application template with formalchemy support pylons_minimal: Pylons minimal application

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Setting up mapnik2 on Mac with Homebrew

It seems mapnik is getting easier and easier to setup. I wanted to reinstall mapnik2 on a mac bloated with different versions of python, of macports… I just left my install of postgres/postgis/osm, and cleaned the system before installing mapnik. You can still expect to run into a frew trouble and may have to update the formulas.   Macports (if installed) Careful with the rm… Get rid of macports %%

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The internet, the new God?

Truth and lies and lives are leaking all over the Internet these days. Be it the Wikileaks reports, or the special report of a Duke student, the daily Facebook tales of misfortune… today’s confessions are done on the web, and very smart who can tell who the biggest sinner is. I would not be surprised Moms are telling their kids “be good, or the Internet will know about it, and

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Singularity Summit 2010 in San Francisco

The idea of the singularity starts with numbers. Numbers that get bigger and bigger over time, exponentially. As Ray Kurzweil showed it in his presentation, big numbers getting bigger are all over the technological world: Moore’s law Total bits shipped Magnetic data storage bits per dollar Internet data traffic Internet backbone bandwidth US nanotechnology-related patents But also in biology, for instance the cost of sequencing DNA that is dropping exponentially.

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