2017: Year in review

2017 has been an eventful year. On a personal level, it involved a transition to university and a busy winter semester that immediately followed – the last five months have seriously flew by. That said, here are some of my highlights from 2017: Shapes That Move: a platformer game written

What’s new in PyLink: July 2, 2017

What’s happening First and foremost, cleanup work is well underway for the next release of PyLink (2.0): see issues #475, #454, #476 as specific examples. New features as mentioned in the previous post (restart command, per-network configs for relay) will likely follow suit in the devel branch as cleanup finishes up. What to

Road to Debian Stretch

The next Debian Linux release (9.0/Stretch) is fast approaching, due to be released this Saturday on June 17. For me, the path to Stretch has been quite exciting, as this release marks a bit more than two years of contributions to Debian. With last minute bug fixes* rolling in (including one of my own just 6

What’s new in PyLink: June 8, 2017

This month, PyLink 1.2 continues to progress, with numerous bug fixes added and cleanup work ongoing since 1.2-alpha1: Performance improvements for outgoing message queuing: the queue engine now blocks when no messages are in the queue instead of needlessly polling it multiple times a minute. Added a new $and exttarget,

Fun with Google Translate – Episode 1

Today we take a look at how Google Translate can take a simple Wikipedia article: Original text: Wikipedia is a collaboratively edited, multilingual, free-access, free content Internet encyclopedia that is supported and hosted by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Volunteers worldwide collaboratively write Wikipedia’s 30 million articles in 287 languages, including