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This is Ian Ozsvald's blog (@IanOzsvald), I'm an entrepreneurial geek, a Data Science/ML/NLP/AI consultant, founder of the Annotate.io social media mining API, author of O'Reilly's High Performance Python book, co-organiser of PyDataLondon, co-founder of the SocialTies App, author of the A.I.Cookbook, author of The Screencasting Handbook, a Pythonista, co-founder of ShowMeDo and FivePoundApps and also a Londoner. Here's a little more about me.

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16 January 2008 - 11:24£5 App & My first ProjectBrighton post

2008’s first £5 App will be held on 12th February with Rupert Loman (founder of EuroGamer) talking on how he built the company from humble beginnings. As usual please sign-up on Upcoming so we know how much beer to buy and cake to bake.

I’m also happy to say I’ve written my first article on ProjectBrighton discussing last night’s Cafà Scientifique talk in Kempown. The neuroscience talk was great and the turnout was amazing – close to 100 people!

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9 January 2008 - 22:56Brighton Python User Group – Feb 20th

John and I have decided to organise a Python pub meeting here in Brighton, the date is the somewhat-distant Feb 20th.

Why? We want to figure out how many Python programmers are down here and find out what people are working on.

Personally I’m also interested in receiving some feedback on which Python topics we ought to be covering inside ShowMeDo and knowing who else knows TurboGears (and Django too).  Sign-up on Upcoming and come drink with us!

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8 January 2008 - 18:42Installing IE6 on Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10)

I wanted to test ShowMeDo‘s rendering on IE6. My Windows XP box uses IE7 and I figured my Ubuntu box could run IE6 via Wine…it turns out to be just a simple install step. I was up and running within 5 minutes.

First – install wine. Second, get the ies4linux installer and run it using their last instructions (their step 4):

wget http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/downloads/ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
tar zxvf ies4linux-latest.tar.gz
cd ies4linux-*
./ies4linux

I had to run ./ies4linux three times to complete the installation, I chose IE6 with Flash.  The installer visits microsoft.com to fetch the right versions of everything. It was installed (after the 3rd attempt) as an icon on my desktop and available via the command line: /home/ian/bin/ie6

I then used IE6 to visit windowsupdate.microsoft.com and it identified two updates, both ‘complete’ but upon returning to WindowsUpdate it flags one of them as still being required.  My version of IE6 running on Ubuntu 7.10 is ‘Version: 6.0.2800.1106′.


Ian applies Data Science as an AI/Data Scientist for companies in ModelInsight, sign-up for Data Science tutorials in London. Historically Ian ran Mor Consulting. He also founded the image and text annotation API Annotate.io, co-authored SocialTies, programs Python, authored The Screencasting Handbook, lives in London and is a consumer of fine coffees.

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