Archive of month: November 2012

Testing 3 modern face detection libraries (, openCV, libccv)

As a research project months back Balthazar and I tested 3 modern face detection libraries (definitely see Balthazar’s write-up). had just been acquired by facebook, they had a great and free service which annotated not just face locations but also sex, age and emotion. We also tested OpenCV (popular and free) and the lesser […]

StartupChile (Round 2.1) all finished, thoughts

The odd thing is that I’ve been trying to write this post for 3 months. Having started and stopped several times (including during the flight back from Chile on Oct 15th) I figure I ought to put something out. The journey was, it turns out, somewhat of a roller-coaster ride. Early in January Kyran Dale […]

aMaking “from lxml import etree” work with virtualenv (Python)

Update – these steps are overly complicated and *unnecessary*! See fizyk and Marius’ comments below. I’ll leave this post just in case it helps anyone – hopefully anyone coming here will realise it isn’t hard (now) to install lxml, as long as the OS dependencies are installed I use virtualenv for all development. Recently I […]