Friday, November 30, 2012

Current projects

Nowadays I'm actively thinking about four projects to be written in Pyhon
  1. A DSL to allow the modification of network configuration files for Linux-based virtual and physical machines 
  2. An ecosystem to support the migration of VirtualBox-based virtual machines to HPC data centers
  3. An web-based application to run on-line polls
  4. A script to detect the number of words written in a Google Drive doc in a range of time
More details in the near feature...

Monday, November 26, 2012

Google Drive SDK

I'm a frequent user of Google applications not only Google mail but also Google's office suite.
Time ago I read about the discipline to write at least 750 words per day and I wonder how I can count the number of words that I did write in a day on a particular file residing in Google Drive.
Well, I searched and found this video to show how to create a python-based command line application to access files in Google Drive.
I'm watching it and I will figure out then how to count the number of words written in a particular day. I have to say that Google Drive uses the revision concept for managing versions in its files. Lets see how hard is this.

PS: My idea is write a short program to receive a file name and shows how many words were written during the last day. If additional parameters are passed to the program, such as a range of days, the program will show how many words have written each day during this particular range of days.

Stay tuned!

750 words is not more a dream or joke

Most of my work is  related with sharing knowledge and experience with others. My interactions are mostly via talks but for sure it is not the only mechanism to exist but also writing is an option.

Writing, as many other activities in my life,  shall have a high priority. I have assigned a high priority to read relevant info about [distributed] computing, do physical activity, share with my close people and strength my spiritual side.

You should be worry about this entry because is not related with the title of this blog. Right, but it is part of my training, part of my warming up time because from this time and afterwards; I will be posting different links regarding with distributed computing (e.g. grid and cloud computing), developments around Infrastructure as a Code (e.g. DevOps), programming stuff (e.g. python) and my "own" Linux hacks (they are not really my hacks but recipes from others working for me).

And what about 750 words? Well, this is my writing goal for business days.