Gilles Arcas personal hub


Contents


 

General Information

Programming

Go

Bicycle touring

 


General Information


About me

I was born in 1955, last Sunday of the year. Other times. Half French, half Spanish but grown up in France. I have been working from 1990 to 2019 in the same company as a software engineer in the OCR team. My company was dedicated to postal equipment, providing letter sorting machines as well as IT solutions. I am retired now.

 


Contact

You can contact me at gilles_arcas at hotmail dot com.

 


Social media

Facebook: not very active unless when I am traveling.

My blog: not very active unless when coming back from travel and I have time and energy to summarize it up.

My github where are hosted my hobbyist programming projects.

 


Programming


 

Here are the personal programming projects I have carried on far enough to be useful for other people.


 

Drago

Drago is a Windows freeware program dedicated to the game of Go (baduk, weiqi). A kind of Swiss army knife which functions include game editing, game reviewing, game printing and exporting, problem solving and game database handling. It enables also to connect to game engines providing a user friendly interface.

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kahelo

A command line program to download and manage tile databases. Tiles are the pieces of image used to display maps. This is actually the program I use to download maps when preparing my bicycle rides.

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python sed

sed.py is a full and working Python implementation of sed. Its reference is GNU sed 4.2 of which it implements almost all commands and features. It may be used as a command line utility or it can be used as a module to bring sed functionnality to Python scripts.

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numsed

Compiling python into sed. numsed compiles a small subset of python into sed scripts. This subset is sufficient to make any calculation using integer numbers.

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sapid lisp

An implementation of lisp language written in python. Shallow binding and tail recursion optimization coded with exceptions.

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Go


 

I have learnt to play Go in the eighties but really tried to improve in the nineties. I have participated to some tournaments and some French summer camps. I had also some lessons with Farid Ben Malek 5d. I have been a member of the "club d'Antony" and the "club de Cachan".

At my best, I played as a 4k although I never went above 5k on the French ladder. No more seriously playing now and my rank is slowly declining.


Bicycle touring


 

Since 2011, I have spent most of my holidays touring with my bicycle. Here is the list of the main tours I have ridden so far: