Gilles Arcas personal hub


Contents


 

General Information

Programming

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 married, I am divorced now and live with my lovely daughter (well, let's say). I have been working since 1990 in the same company as a software engineer in the OCR team. My company is dedicated to postal equipment, providing letter sorting machines as well as IT solutions.

 


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.

 


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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sapid lisp

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

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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:

 

July 2011 La Loire à vélo, Nevers - Saint Brévin - Nantes two weeks 700 km
May 2012 Canal de Nantes à Brest, canal du Blavet, Quimper ... nine days 600 km
August 2012 Basel - Nevers, tour of Burgondy, Nevers - Paris three weeks 1600 km
February-March 2013 Adelaide - Melbourne and the tour around the bay of Melbourne ... one month 1700 km
May 2013 Canal du Midi, Cap d'Agde, Mazamet, Olargues eleven days 800 km
August 2013 Basel-Budapest on the Eurovelo6 following the rivers Rhin and Danube three weeks 1500 km
July 2014 Paris-Santiago ... one month 2300 km
May 2015 Brisbane-Cooktown ... five weeks 2400 km
August 2016 Paris-London-Paris nine days 650 km
June 2017 Paris-Roscoff-Biarritz one month 2200 km