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Enrolled in Machine Learning Stanford… too!

Yes, I’ve enrolled in the Machine Learning Course of Stanford University. The thing is that I’ve studied Artificial Intelligence before and the AI class is like a refresher for things I’ve learnt before. But I’ve never took classes on Machine Learning and I’m excited about that course 🙂

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Android, Imap, SSL and self-signed certs

So, today I needed to access one of my emails accounts from my Android smartphone.

I though it will be easy to configure it and tried many times but never worked. I was getting crazy until I found that: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=1016 Yes, that’s another case of “it’s not a bug but a feature”. It seems that the Android email app doesn’t accept SSL self-signed certs by default and you can’t do anything for forcing it to accept them. Seriously, who was the brillant mind who thought this could be a good idea?

Epic fail

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New books: Data Analysis and Calculus Made Easy

Two new books arrived from Bookdepository.

Data AnalysisCalculus made easy

Data Analysis Calculus made easy My story with “Calculus made easy” is a bit special. I was computing teacher for old people in a Spanish foundation years ago. One of my students was a retired civil engineer with which I spend long hours talking about science and maths.

One day he told me that he was looking for an old book he used in the 1950’s to learn Calculus, a book written by Sylvanus P. Thomson that was inscredible. After searching for it in Google and Amazon we found the title and he was thrilled when we found the book. I was curious about that book and found it one of the best books for learning maths. Now, finally, I’ve my own copy of the great work of Sylvanus P. Thomson: Calculus made easy.

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Enrolled in Stanford online AI class

Yes! One of my dreams came true, I’ve enrolled in Stanford online AI class.

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I studied with Russell & Norvig Artificial Intelligence textbook while in college and now I’ve the opportunity to study AI again thanks to Stanford University. Peter Norvig (of Google/Lisp fame) will be one of the professors. I’m for sure that it will be an interesting experience.

Peter Norvig Sebastian Thrun

Everyone can sign up and enrol in this initiative, so if you interesting in learning about the last discoveries on AI, what are you waiting for?

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django_compressor: COMPRESS_REBUILD_TIMEOUT not in settings module

If you are trying to use django_compressor and get that error it means that you have a conflict with the django_css package. You must deinstall it and everything will work again. Visit https://github.com/jezdez/django_compressor/issues/54 for more information.

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This is my new site

Hi, my name is José María and I’m Python developer. As so many other people I’v tried to maintain a weblog, but for some reason (like everyone else) I found my self writing post every… year?