I’m passing through guided programming courses on Codility these weekends, as much as time allows me.
Couple of notes connected to that experience…
First, the practices are excellent. They start off gently and then get to really interesting problems. I am writing this under the influence of unexpected solution to the one of them which I didn’t see coming for a while as I was banging my head on the desk. :-) That’s the good part.
The bad part? Continue reading
And now something completely different and as unexpected as the Spanish inquisition! Another release of Python module to PyPi and GitHub.
This time it’s a SAR (sysstat service) log file parser. If you are a UNIX/linux sysadmin and not sure what SAR is, head on here, and here for introduction on the subject. Continue reading
I am very pleased to announce that Python packages Axigen-API and software_versions are now available through PyPi. They should have been from the start but… :-)
Of course, Github repositories are at the same place (Axigen-API @ github, software_versions @ github), with the reorganized codebase so now you can pull them and do usual python setup procedure.
Quickie: Added ISC DHCP support to software_versions Python module.
You can check out my latest talk at FSEC, regional security conference (held at FOI university in Varaždin, Croatia) here at SlideShare.
Please leave a comment if you are interested in seeing the slides and SlideShare is not good enough for you, for any reason. :-)
Holding a talk at FSEC conference was a pleasant experience. Great talks, excellent crew, even better audience, extremely pretty town. I hope I see you all next year.
Obligatory credit: the talk was co-authored by my young colleague Ivan Špoljarić.
This basically started as a comment to a Facebook status of one friend who lives in US. I felt a need to make it a blog post, despite my wish to keep politics out of this blog.
Kelly asked a really good question, concerning US intervention in Syria but also a generally very good question about our democratic systems of rule:
[...] I have some questions for all of you to consider and would love to know your thoughts…
In reality, Congress is in the crosshairs on this, not the president (see above). If the polls are to be believed, roughly 80% of Americans are against military action in Syria, for a host of reasons. This week, John McCain, and many others in both houses, faced town halls filled with angry constituents, including their supporters, wanting to know why he wasn’t listening to them when they told him to vote no.
This is an extremely important question in any democracy.
If elected representatives vote against the wishes of their constituents – particularly when it appears to be a majority of those constituents who have very vocally made their wishes known – do we still have a democracy?
(I’ve edited the question, discarded 2 additional questions which have no connection to this blog post).
My comment to that post turned into 3 separate comments ranging from direct answer to Kelly’s question and all the way to why I consider intervention (or lack of it) in Syria crucial for the future of Arab world. Continue reading
Woo-hoo! It’s that time of the year when heat is wearing off, people get back to work and programmers do new weekend projects. :-)
It is also made to show off how I’m more cool than you, hence what I read is way more cool than your recently-read library. :-)
It’s not a big thing, but it took me 2 weekends to write it and start filling up its databases with entries.
Oh yes, it’s open source also!