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Did I just create another Inotify Interface?

This is one of those moments where you finish something and think "why did I go and do that?"

I recall an hour or two ago thinking "you know, wouldn't it be nice to have inotify integrated into Twisted", and that lead me into reading the Inotify man-page, which lead to me thinking "oh ...

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PyOpenGL 3.1.1a1 is out

So this morning I realized I never actually got the PyOpenGL 3.1.1 release process kicked off. Did a bit of cleanup and testing and booted the first alpha out the door. This is basically just a bug-fix release, though it has some more extensions wrapped/available, as it uses an updated Khronos xml ...

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Type Declarations for Python 2.7

So there's a big flamey thread over on python-list about the Python 3.x type-annotation. Thing is, I can't say the annotations seem all *that* important to the behaviour (static type checking): Consider this Python 2.7 decorator-set:

def _func_annotation_for(func):
    """Retrieve the function annotation for a given function or create it"""
    current ...

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Monitor Sinks a Whole Day of Work

So a while ago I purchased an Acer H276HL monitor to replace an old Asus monitor that had developed some weird behaviour where it would get stuck in a strange mode, then just decided not to turn on again. This morning when I got home from the cafe I discovered that new monitor in a ...

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NIST Sphere Format

I downloaded the TEDLIUM speech corpus last night, and this afternoon I poked around in it and said grr. It uses a NIST Sphere format which is basically a plain-text header followed by encoded samples... it's a WAV file, but with far fewer useful tools. Oh well, thinks I, I'll just transcode the ...

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More Reading and Waiting in Neural Networks

I continued my long reading in Neural Networks today. I'm now setup with Theano, and working through the DeepLearning.net tutorials... but wow, I was not prepared for the (lack of) speed. Hours and hours to train a network (I don't have an nVidia GPU, so everything is being done on the CPU ...

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Neural Networks Readings

I'm finally sitting down and looking at how to implement Neural Networks (LeNet) in Python (much of the motivation coming from Anatoly's comment). I've been very slowly following along with Learning from Data from CalTech (since October?!), but honestly that dragged on so long without getting to useful code that I found ...

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Getting a PyOpenGL 3.1.1 release moving

So I've spent the afternoon going through my backlog of emails regarding PyOpenGL issues. That takes far longer than it should, as most of the time is really spent in reproducing/verifying problems rather than actually addressing issues. So far I think I've addressed most of the items that can be addressed near-term ...

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