Archive for the 'links' Category

moved to

April 11, 2011

I’ve moved to!
please update your links 😉


wordpress python library

June 6, 2010

today, I found this.

it’s a wonderfully simple Python library to manage your WordPress blog via XML-RPC.


the List and the Truth

September 13, 2009

Spoon Boy: Do not try and bend the list. That’s impossible. Instead . . . only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Spoon Boy: There is no list.
Neo: There is no list?
Spoon Boy: Then you’ll see that it is not the list that bends; it is only yourself

from “Practical Common Lisp

numerical recipies

June 11, 2008

Numerical Recipies is a classic of Scientific Computing.
download here the whole book in ps or pdf.

a little story.

older versions are freely available here.

if you are lazy, like me, and you get bored of saving every single file by
hand, you can use this fantastic Firefox plugin.
or download them zipped here.

if you are lazy, like me, and you get bored of having to open a new file for
each chapter, you can merge them in one monolithic file.

if you are _really_ lazy, like I wish to be, you can use my job and
download the complete book in ps or pdf straight away.


python and vim

April 22, 2008

just a reminder of a very useful set of tips to effectively use vim to edit python files:

cvs behind a firewall through an http proxy

April 21, 2008

if you work in a company with a too restrictive firewall, but you still need to access a cvs repository like sourceforge, you can bypass it using the program connect.c.

from here:

connect.c is the simple relaying command to make network connection via SOCKS and https proxy. It is mainly intended to be used as proxy command of OpenSSH.

just download it and compile it (for windows users there is a precompiled connect.exe). then, if you want to use the SOCKS server “” to access the internet, add these two lines to your .ssh/config:

ProxyCommand connect -S %h %p

in my case, I use an http proxy to access the internet, instead of the SOCSK, and I do not
want to use connect.exe for internal repositories. hence, my .ssh/config file is:

ProxyCommand connect -H %h %p



December 24, 2007


finalmente, sembra che Photopedia stia per uscire anche in italia!

conterra’ una delle mie prime fotografie digitali, che potete trovare qui (rigorosamente sotto Creative Commons License).

potenza della rete…

free phone calls from italy to uk

November 22, 2007

since today, I always used Skype to call landline and mobile phones in the uk: it is much cheaper than any italian telephone company.

but from today, I’m going with something else: VoipWise and VoipBuster.

here is a comparison of the rates to call the uk:

  • Skype
    • landline: 0.020 eur/min
    • mobile: 0.236 eur/min
  • VoipWise
    • landline: FREE
    • mobile: 0.100 eur/min
  • VoipBuster
    • landline: 0.010 eur/min
    • mobile: 0.180 eur/min

VoipWise is the winner!!! now I can call uk for free!

I wonder how long it will last…


July 16, 2007

dal sito di beppe grillo:

L’8 settembre sarà il giorno del Vaffanculo day, o V-Day. Una via di mezzo tra il D-Day dello sbarco in Normandia e V come Vendetta. Si terrà sabato otto settembre nelle piazze d’Italia, per ricordare che dal 1943 non è cambiato niente. Ieri il re in fuga e la Nazione allo sbando, oggi politici blindati nei palazzi immersi in problemi “culturali”. Il V-Day sarà un giorno di informazione e di partecipazione popolare.
Beppe Grillo

papers about Python and scientific computing

April 25, 2007

here is a list of articles about Python and scientific computing appeared in Computing in Science and Engineering, available online:

happy reading!