Friday, December 29, 2006

Fvyyl Indeed

Oh. My. God. I had no idea.

From now on, I shall only do pynff-based OO. Or BB, as it were.
#!/usr/bin/env python
#-*- coding: rot13 -*-

qrs whfg_n_fvyyl_rknzcyr():
cevag "Bu, ubj fvyyl guvf vf.".qrpbqr('rot13')

vs __anzr__ == '__main__':
Yes, it runs fine. Try it. (Note: in Vim you can use g? on selected text. Just so you know.)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

It Didn't End at Betelgeuse

Since I'm not in space (well..), I guess my screams can be heard. Looking at this relative size comparison of celestial bodies, I find it quite sublime when Betelgeuse zooms into view. Then at the end, staring in disbelief at the Cephei gargantuans, I feel something of the numbness of overloaded awe.

By means of Wikipedia it seems at least the Cephei stars produce carbon at the end of their cycle. Then they will eventually fall into themselves becoming a very much present nil in space. Habitat of outer cephalopods and whatnot. Since they are carbon progenitors, such things were probably also our own primordial origin, sickenlingly long ago.

I like awe. Without it, how can one have a clue?

Oort To Got Itself Updated

Version 0.3.1 of Oort is out, with some fixes, cleanup and new stuff. See the release history for details. (Also, note that Oort now resides at

I've been using RDF a lot lately (in work with legal information for the swedish government), which gave me opportunity for more real-life testing of this toolkit. I hope you find it of value too.

The base technologies of Oort — RDFLib, Genshi and Paste — have gotten updates lately too. Be sure to check them out.