| Andrew Cooke | Contents | Latest | RSS | Twitter | Previous | Next


Welcome to my blog, which was once a mailing list of the same name and is still generated by mail. Please reply via the "comment" links.

Always interested in offers/projects/new ideas. Eclectic experience in fields like: numerical computing; Python web; Java enterprise; functional languages; GPGPU; SQL databases; etc. Based in Santiago, Chile; telecommute worldwide. CV; email.

Personal Projects

Lepl parser for Python.

Colorless Green.

Photography around Santiago.

SVG experiment.

Professional Portfolio

Calibration of seismometers.

Data access via web services.

Cache rewrite.

Extending OpenSSH.

C-ORM: docs, API.

Last 100 entries

Small Success With Go!; Re: Quick message - This link is broken; Adding Reverb To The Echo Chamber; Sox Audio Tools; Would This Have Been OK?; Honesty only important economically before institutions develop; Stegangraphy via PS4; OpenCL Mess; More Book Recommendations; Good Explanation of Difference Between Majority + Minority; Musical Chairs - Who's The Privileged White Guy; I can see straight men watching this conversation and laffing; When it's Actually a Source of Indignation and Disgust; Meta Thread Defending POC Causes POC To Close Account; Indigenous People Of Chile; Curry Recipe; Interesting Link On Marginality; A Nuclear Launch Ordered, 1962; More Book Recs (Better Person); It's Nuanced, And I Tried, So Back Off; Marx; The Negative Of Positive; Jenny Holzer Rocks; Huge Article on Cultural Evolution and More; "Ignoring language theory"; Negative Finger Counting; Week 12; Communication Via Telecomm Bids; Finding Suspects Via Relatives' DNA From Non-Crime Databases; Statistics and Information Theory; Ice OK in USA; On The Other Hand; (Current Understanding Of) Chilean Taxes / Contributions; M John Harrison; Playing Games on a Cloud GPU; China Gamifies Real Life; Can't Help Thinking It's Thoughtcrime; Mefi Quotes; Spray Painting Bike Frame; Weeks 10 + 11; Change: No Longer Possible To Merge Metadata; Books on Old Age; Health Tree Maps; MRA - Men's Rights Activists; Writing Good C++14; Risk Assessment - Fukushima; The Future of Advertising and Surveillance; Travelling With Betaferon; I think I know what I dislike so much about Metafilter; Weeks 8 + 9; More; Pastamore - Bad Italian in Vitacura; History Books; Iraq + The (UK) Governing Elite; Answering Some Hard Questions; Pinochet: The Dictator's Shadow; An Outsider's Guide To Julia Packages; Nobody gives a shit; Lepton Decay Irregularity; An Easier Way; Julia's BinDeps (aka How To Install Cairo); Good Example Of Good Police Work (And Anonymity Being Hard); Best Santiago Burgers; Also; Michael Emmerich (Vibrator Translator) Interview (Japanese Books); Clarice Lispector (Brazillian Writer); Books On Evolution; Looks like Ara (Modular Phone) is dead; Index - Translations From Chile; More Emotion in Chilean Wines; Week 7; Aeon Magazine (Science-ish); QM, Deutsch, Constructor Theory; Interesting Talk Transcripts; Interesting Suggestion Of Election Fraud; "Hard" Books; Articles or Papers on depolarizing the US; Textbook for "QM as complex probabilities"; SFO Get Libor Trader (14 years); Why Are There Still So Many Jobs?; Navier Stokes Incomplete; More on Benford; FBI Claimed Vandalism; Architectural Tessellation; Also: Go, Blake's 7; Delusions of Gender (book); Crypto AG DID work with NSA / GCHQ; UNUMS (Universal Number Format); MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses); Interesting Looking Game; Euler's Theorem for Polynomials; Weeks 3-6; Reddit Comment; Differential Cryptanalysis For Dummies; Japanese Graphic Design; Books To Be Re-Read; And Today I Learned Bugs Need Clear Examples; Factoring a 67 bit prime in your head; Islamic Geometric Art; Useful Julia Backtraces from Tasks; Nothing, however, is lost with less discomfort than that which, when lost, cannot be missed

© 2006-2015 Andrew Cooke (site) / post authors (content).

GoogleSharing - Anon search while logged-in to Google

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 15:45:45 -0300

I've started using Google's RSS reader again.  But, of course, that then means
that am logged-in when I do searches.  The best solution I could come up with
was to install privoxy and strip things for google search, but I would still
be using the same IP address.  Then I found something that provided single hop
links through Tor, but it looked old and probably unsupported.  And then I
found, from the same author, http://www.googlesharing.net/

It only works with Firefox, so I've had to drop Chrome, but once installed it
works semlessly, and is clearly well designed.

If you don't understand why this is a good idea, you might want to watch this
talk - http://vimeo.com/11303353


Non-Google Search + Updated Site

From: andrew cooke <a.cooke@...>

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:19:23 -0300

Hmmm.  Interesting.  I don't think I knew about Scroogle (which seems to be
https://ssl.scroogle.org), but did try Duck Duck Go (https://duckduckgo.com/)
and Blekko (http://blekko.com/).

I prefer Google Sharing because it's completely transparent from the Firefox
search box and it shows results exactly like Google.  I don't completely
understand what they're doing with SSL though, to make it work as it does...

Scroogle comes close, but doesn't seem to show all the info / tools, and it
looks like I'd need to poke around in Firefox config to get the searchbox
working (though I doubt that is hard).

Duck duck go is similar to Scroogle (not quite as ugly, but they mess up the
search resuts - for me, Google's search results are pretty much perfect).

Blekko looks promising but I don't like the results and the slashtag approach
is too restrictive (I had to become an editor there just to add Lepl to the
allowed sites for Python!).

Anyway, I've updated the site so that (1) email is not obfuscated and (2)
replies are posted "immediately" (before they went to email limbo for
approval).  I have no idea if spam will be an issue or not (I am not concerned
about filtering - my local spamassasin setup (with Bayes and Razor) is
awesomely good - but traffic volume if every address gets a copy of the same
email; I guess I can enable spamassassin at my ISP if necessary).



From: David Edmondson <dme@...>

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2011 09:43:30 +0000

There is also Scroogle[1], which I've been using for some time. The
implementation is a little different, but the intent is similar.
Scroogle requires only a little configuration of your chosen web browser
rather than a plugin.

While I'm here... a) could you make the RSS feed include the full
contents of each article? b) is the email address obfuscation worth the

[1]  https://www.scroogle.org

Comment on this post