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New Project: sxs

I started a new project today called sxs (short for “side-by-side”). It’s another translation tool, this one designed to help me read things like newspaper articles. The basic premise is that it takes the source text, splits it into sentences, and then displays each sentence with its translation immediately below it. It’s largely functional now, […]

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Simplifying branches with virtualenv

In my last post I linked to a review of virtualenv, a tool for creating “isolated Python environments”. In a nutshell, virtualenv builds sandbox installations of Python to which you can “switch” in order to isolate yourself from other installations on your machine. Each sandbox has its own Python executables, libraries, and headers, so, for […]