Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

'Daemon' by Daniel Suarez

Daemon, by Daniel Suarez. This looks like a really fun read, going to grab it! Check it out.

Friday, January 16, 2009

'carl_spackler' about to get ORM-ified

...yup, it's time... no more mysql gem... Should have done this earlier, but no better time than the present to implement...

...this weekend...going to convert any [current 'carl_spackler'] database queries that are mysql-specific, into ActiveRecord calls. This way, someone is just one adapter change away from using their database, any db they want that ActiveRecord supports, with Spackler. ...but really, it will make things easy for me to write to my db using the ActiveRecord syntactical sugar. Laziness... a virtue!

:adapter => "sqlite",
:dbfile => "db/mygolfdb.sqlite"

Sunday, January 11, 2009

normalizing up 3 part names -- initial stake in ground

...all tests passing... ...collecting all 2008 PGATour data, and more Euro data now...

There are ZERO orphans in the 2008 PGATour data right now. Have collected each and every player's data for 36 tournaments in 2008. Including any other 3 part names.

The Player class is not in its ultimate form, but it is there and it splits names appropriately... still doesn't flatten special wacky characters and I'm not using any Bayesian techniques yet, but takes care of the 3 part names accurately: Jose Maria Olazabal, David Berganio Jr., Davis Love III, etc, etc.... also had to RegEx out of things like "Davis Love III (PB)"... the (PB) indicating the course name.

re = /\(\w{2}\)/
processed = name.gsub(re, "") about 75 tournaments for PGA and Euro Tour with new names in the next 15 mins... pushed the new code to the carl_spackler GitHub repo .

CARL_SPACKLER::Player class:

Friday, January 02, 2009

vote for GitHub

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