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MathX: LaTeX formulas in MODx

01 April 2012 16:38

This is my first extra for MODx CMS (or, as they say, CMF). Did you every try to put some mathematical formulas into your webpages? There are many methods to do this: MathX simplifies the procedure (if you use MODx, of course). read more

Wogen 0.3

21 March 2012 11:39

Wogen (I decided that you can pronunce the "g" either as in "game" or as in "generator") is a name, word and sentence random generator. I started its development a long time ago, when I was trying to build a role-playing game. This is the third post about Wogen on this blog. The first one was only able to output pseudo-Japanese words, while the second was an improved version with the capability of generating also sentences in some languages. Here is the new version of Wogen, featuring a new interface, a better sentence generator (with punctuation) and some new name generators. read more

Voltage divider

21 March 2012 07:04

A voltage divider is a special circuit that is used to output a fraction of the input voltage. For example, if you have a 5V battery and you need a 3V voltage. The voltage divider is one of the simplest and common circuits used in electronics. read more

Be the change... - Wisdom Drops

19 February 2012 13:37

"These are the actions that counts. Our thoughts, however good they may be, are false pearls until they are turned into actions. Be the change you wish to see in the world" (Mahatma Gandhi)
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A nation's greatness... - Wisdom Drops

19 February 2012 13:22

"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members" (Mahatma Gandhi*)

"As you did good things to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. As you did bad things to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me" (Gesù di Nazareth*)
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The consciousness... - Wisdom Drops

11 February 2012 07:04

With this post, I initiate the series "Wisdom Drops", in which I would like to present a set of aphorisms and famous sentences, in a graphical envelope.

"The consciousness sleeps in stones, breathes in plants, thinks in animals and discriminates in man" (from Upanishads)
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The Language Construction Kit

03 January 2012 05:59

Some aeons ago I had a lot of free time to spend in some apparently useless activity like learning to create a new artificial language (also known as "constructed language" or "conlang"). Nobody could have ever imagined that such an activity would become useful in some way for a real job... read more

Wogen 0.2: more word and sentence generators

05 August 2011 07:32

I introduced Wogen, my random words and sentences generator, in a previous post. Since then, I improved Wogen and now it is able to learn the read a list of words, or a set of sentences, learn their structure and generate other words or sentences that are "similar" to the initial input. read more

(Pseudo-)Japanese random word generator

24 June 2011 06:03

Here is my first attempt at developing a random generator for names and words. The name of this "random word generator" is Wogen. So far, it generates only words that resemble Japanese words: the Japanese language is based on a very simple model that makes use of a fixed set of syllables. In the future, I will expand Wogen and allow the generation of fantasy names, funny names, etc. read more

Linux command line: using pv to monitor the progress of a script

05 May 2011 06:22

If you ever had to copy big files and you wanted to monitor the progress of the copy, you should know pv. Common Linux distributions allow to install pv with a simple apt-get install…

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My first experiment with HTML5 canvas element

17 March 2011 12:16

The new HTML5 specification carries some interesting novelties to the web world. The one I like most is the canvas element. Basically, with a canvas element, you can use JavaScript to draw…

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Command-line parameters in various languages

24 August 2010 13:54

I have a very short memory and I always use some kind of on-line documentation or manual when I write my code and I need some library function or some language feature that I use not so often. One of…

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