As the author of Puffinplot, a Java program whose users are probably, in general, more comfortable with Python, I have a strong interest in convenient ways to connect the two languages. PuffinPlot currently embeds Jython as a scripting language, but it’s not an ideal solution, since it’s restricted ...read more
I’ve recently added a VGP map display to PuffinPlot. In principle, this is fairly straightforward to implement: the program produces a list of global locations (longitude and latitude pairs), and I needed to overlay these on a small wireframe world map.
Since I needed to project my locations in ...read more
I regularly receive email from a few persistent spammers who don't get caught by blackhole lists or Bayesian filters. Fortunately the spam I receive from them has enough consistent features that it can be rejected during the SMTP session at RCPT time, before the message content has been transferred ...read more