One Click Updater Plugin 2.0

April 6th, 2008

This version of the WordPress plugin has a lot of new features, and, quite probably, a lot of new bugs, too. In fact, it’s so experimental it even glows in the dark :P

The plugin, which I’ve alternatively called “One Click Updater” and “Single Click Updater” in the past [...] Continue Reading…

Succumbing To The Trend – WordPress 2.5 Thoughts

March 30th, 2008

Everybody and their animal companion have been writing WP 2.5 reviews ever since RC1 came out. Now that the new version has finally been released “proper”, the temptation to commit the slightly dishonorable act of following the trend and writing my own “first impressions” (or is it “second thoughts”?) [...] Continue Reading…

Scrape Google Blog Search With PHP

March 28th, 2008

I’m currently lacking real “bloggable” ideas, so here’s something simple and hopefully useful – a PHP script to get the blog search results from Google. The script is provided strictly for educational purposes, blah blah blah.

And by the way, if you only need the top X results, it would [...] Continue Reading…

Touchscreens : NOT the Future of Desktop PCs

March 23rd, 2008

Touchscreens definitely have their place in the so-called modern consumer electronics market, but some people just take it too far. A recent article predicted that soon the now-ubiquitous keyboard & mouse combination would be totally extinct. All computers would come equipped with huge (50 inches!) touchscreens that would double as virtual keyboards, and you’d do all the point-and-click stuff with your fingers. Now I’m annoyed by these ridiculous predictions, so I’m going to devote a blog post (this one) to why I think they are wrong. [...] Continue Reading…

Free Tools for Natural Language Processing

March 13th, 2008

I’ve compiled a list of various Python modules and functions that I found most useful in certain Natural Language Processing tasks. For easier skimming, the list is grouped by NLP task, such as tokenization and tagging. [...] Continue Reading…