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Emails to SMS on a FoxBox

Our Belgian Earthquake Emergency Report System (BEERS) detects abnormal visitor fluxes on the http://www.seismologie.be website and sends emails & SMS whenever some threshold is met. Recently, we have upgraded our sms machinery to FoxBox and for some weird reasons, the whole did not behave normally. The process is simple : Detection → Send Email to sms…

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Jacknife

The Jacknife  is also sometimes called the “Leave One Out” method, and is a method to somehow evaluate the stability of statistics done on data. By leaving one element out of the input array and studying the mean of the values, one can identify outliers. Here is a small Python implementation, generalised to “Leave N…

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Old 16bit DOS programs on Windows 7 (x64)

We needed to execute an old-but-working 16bits program to locate earthquakes called “HypoEllipse” (source), but calling it from the Windows 7 x64 boxes resulted in a nice : Bam ! Not working, sorry for you… No ! I say No ! Some great guys developed “DosBOX”: a super emulator for old-but-working DOS applications ! All…