## Intro

As it generally takes a lot of time to write a proper blog, I have decided to give up to my laziness and start posting more often by simply sharing links to things I found during the week / month. It will also help me keeping track of links that find interesting.

## Syncing automatically files using Rsync and iotifywatch / fswatch

Although Emacs has the power to connect directly to servers through SSH, I do like to have my code locally first and them uploaded to a server, for example to run a Hadoop job or some machine learning algorithm. For that Rsync is really nice and I initially wrote a small function that I assigned to a keyboard shortcut:

(defun sync-sentency ()
(interactive)
(shrink-window-if-larger-than-buffer)
(shell-command "cd ~/development ; rsync --exclude='lib/stanford-ner' --exclude=files  -az --progress sentency  vmx:sentency & " ))
(global-set-key (kbd "C-c C-y ") 'sync-sentency)


But then I grew tired or hitting that command always so I did a bit a research and found a couple of commands: fswatch and inotifywait. The first is available for many *NIX systems. Below a couple of interesting links and scripts:

I ended up modifying a existing project to adapt it to my needs and you can find the code here. It basically check for a change on a file and uploads it accordingly using rsync. So no more hitting shortcuts. https://github.com/mfcabrera/fswatch-rsync

## Elpy, PEP8 and friends

I thought my coding style in Python was pretty good. Then I started using Pep8 and friends to check my code and I realized I sucked big time. Good thing is that thanks to modes like Elpy (Nice Python mode for Mac) I can check my code while I write, and I can learn about the proper style. Hopefully that will help me become a better Pythonista (or Pythoneer?). A nice tutorial can be found here.

## Scratch Programming Language

I took a look at the Scratch programming language and went through a couple of tutorials. Really intuitive. I am thinking about teaching it to my niece. It has a large community and the documentation is in many languages and a recently released MOOC.

## Github aliases

Although for Git I use the super cool Magit (mode for Emacs), sometimes I like to use the the command line directly. I started checking At TrustYou we use Git, although not as professionally as we would like. I found a nice post featuring a lot of useful Github aliases from one of the developers of Github: http://haacked.com/archive/2014/07/28/github-flow-aliases/

## Working for Open Data Notebooks

While looking on information on how to integrate JS and IPython Notebook I stumbled upon the files for the class Working for Open Data. There are no videos of the class but the slides, the readings and the IPython notebook are really nice.

## Share You Stack

Interesting projects where you share your technology stack: http://stackshare.io/stacks

## MOOCS

Some MOOCs I am trying to follow (in that order):

There are some MOOCs running that although I find them really interesting, I have no time to follow:

I actually took the last one, but I did not complete all homeworks, really nice overview of music production.

Upcoming MOOCS that I find attractive and I am going to try to follow: