Monday, November 30, 2009

End of The Year Post: Part 0

This shall be the beginning of a little series of review on the end of the year.

Know what... lets throw away New Year Resolution. It never work anyway.
A little plan is helpful, but I don't think, but I don't think i will stick to it anyway.

Lets review what I have done, what I have discovered, how to make things better.

But that only start on the next post.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

GitHub Gist is AWESOME!!!!

So the story goes that I need to paste some code online, and posting in blogger sucks.
and pastebin if i am not mistaken does not support, embedded into blog. but then i could be wrong.

So either way, a GitHub have a service called Gist at

and example for my yesterday example is

Thursday, November 26, 2009

using pydot with twitter

Was bored today so, I play around with pydot with twitter api

The result is.....not nice, because
1) The image is large
2) This is a very simple experiment, so i only check my follower, nothing in depth.

and i will not post the image, because of size, and privacy reason.
so probably more of this coming soon

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

fun with pydot

I am finding a way to visualize some stuff I working on. Visualize some data.

So I stumble upon a library called pydot. Which is a python wrapper for the Dot language of Graphviz. Both is open source.

An example i am trying now, after I install pydot

import pydot
graph = pydot.Dot(graph_type='graph',font='verdana')
graph.add_edge(pydot.Edge('John Doe','person',label='is a'))
graph.add_edge(pydot.Edge('John Doe','missing',label='status'))

It is pretty good, as you can see in pydot.add_edge is to add edge, and you don't need to create a node, because, pydot edge is defined by pydot.Edge(src_node,dest_node)

pydot is included in ubuntu repository.

the project page is in:

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Attack of the spambot

The comment too much spam to be moderated, consider to move content to wordpress

currently just mirror what i have here. so i didn't use it yet. but considering moving there....