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How to setup a decentralized overlay network using N2N


I first came across N2N last year during my stay at Cybermedia Center, Osaka University last year though I didn’t involve with it that much. Fast forward to the present, for my current project (I may blog about it later if I feel like it), I need to setup an L2 overlay network so N2N just came to mind. N2N is basically yet another VPN software. Since I’m lazy, I’ll just shamelessly stole the description from the official N2N site.




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Random Alfred Extensions


Random Alfred extensions I made just to kill off boredom. They turned out to be surprisingly useful!

Launch IDLE

Python bundled with Max OSX do have IDLE (Python IDE) but you need to invoke it directly from terminal. Make this command into Alfred extension make life a lot easier.

Translate with Bing

Sometime, I just need a quick English translation of some random text in any language (that Bing recognize) and don’t want to fire up web browser totally for that. This extension translate a message with Bing Translator and display result quickly with Growl notification. Really convenient.

Quickly add new task to Toodledo with Alfred


I’ve been using Toodledo as my GTD solution for years. It’s an amazing productivity tool. Even though most people prefer Thing or Omnifocus, none offers powerful web API as well as wide range of notification and syncronization options. Toodledo also have great customer support which is a huge plus too.

Last month, Alfred (The most useful piece of software I’ve ever bought! Thanks, Andrew!) released a new update with included the long-awaited extension feature.


PyCLIPS Windows Binary for Python 2.6


I (and my friends) have to develop an expert system for my AI class. My team decided that we will use CLIPS and Python with PyCLIPS as an interface since it’s still being actively maintained. The only problem is that the current Windows binary is too old and only support Python 2.5.

So, I’ve successfully (in fact, accidentally) compiled PyCLIPS with some version of MinGW on my friend‘s machine. The package was tested with Python 2.6 but it should work fine on any Python 2.x too. I won’t created an installer since it’s too much of a hassle. Just drop the package in your site-packages directory and you are good to go. Don’t forget to install CLIPS beforehand.


P.S. I really want to use PyCLIPS icon as a leading image but it’s too small. :(

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