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Paul Mantz
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Does anyone have any good tools for accurate encoding detection and/or conversion? I have a corpus of files (~15,000) that are maybe 90% us-ascii, but there is a significant chunk (about ~1,500) that have very disparate encodings, everything from latin-1 to in-is13194-devanagari.

As for current tools, I have been using a combination of `file -I`, Emacs, and `enca` (which has been next to worthless, though I suspect that this is due to it having been installed by homebrew on OS X with no OS internationalization integration). Emacs has actually done a fantastic job so far of detecting and reporting encodings (I get warned with the encoding whenever I open something that isn't ASCII or UTF-8), But I don't have the experience (or time to acquire it) to reverse-engineer the elisp and turn this into a batch job.

+Sai +Max Bane +Andrew Chalfant +"mitcho" Michael 芳貴 Erlewine I hope one of you has some info to share!
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On further inspection, it seems like the real kicker will be finding out exactly what 8-bit encoding these files are using :-/

I didn't get much chance to use chardet, but I am a bit leery since both the python and ruby versions have been unmaintained since 2007 and 2008, respectively. If I re-approach the problem it will definitely be one of the first things I reach for.
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I love it when two of my favorite things collide; transcendental art and electronic music.
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I think the next app I write for fun is going to procedurally generate Skrillex albums.
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Reddit also steals from Bash....

/just sayn
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Who's up for some modern dandyism?
If you were a Parisian gentleman in 1923 looking for the newest thing in personal mobility, you may have had a keen interest in the above: cycle-skating. Essentially small bicycle wheels strapped to your legs, they could be used with or without poles, “ski style”. Perfect for the hip, urban man on the go. Just make sure to hike those trousers up over your knee-highs. Via Buzzfeed Post tags: Crackpot Visionary, Faboo, Fashion, Technology
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Discovery of up to 40,000 leatherback sea turtles may see species removed from critically endangered list • How tourism boom is taking turtles from Kenya's blue waters • In pictures: week in wildlife
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I like turtles!
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Writing unit tests in Costa Rica. My priorities are mis-placed.
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It turns out that CyanogenMod now supports the Samsung Epic 4G in both a CM7.2 (Gingerbread) nightly build and with a CM9 (Ice Cream Sandwich) alpha. The 7.2 build felt smoother, but is there anything I'd miss in ICS if I wait for the dust to clear on it first?
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You're lucky, Nvidia is being stingy and won't help with docs for Tegra. ICS on my G2X is buggy at best. I stick with MIUI (and a custom Kernel) and am pretty happy with it. The CM releases are nice but kind of ho-hum for me.
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Don't know what to say other than this shit is raw and a glorious celebration of life, however alien it is
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New job gave me a Macbook Air as a dev machine. How does anyone get any real work done on this thing?
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You hipster! Lol
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Senior Software Engineer
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  • Goldstar Learning
    Senior Software Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Zmanda, Inc.
    2008 - 2010
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    2007 - 2008
  • Bank of America
    Programmer - Contractor, 2010 - 2012
  • Cohesive Flexible Technologies
    Cloud Engineer, 2012 - 2014
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