What would prompt new activity on a dead blog…? Well, I listened to a Python411 podcast recently (something I highly recommend, by the way) and learned about a project called Open Allure. It’s focused on building systems for teaching, but the things that caught my interest were that it used Python as the development language, and that it was able to have a “conversation with your computer: it talks, it listens, it watches, it responds.”
It seems to me this is a promising development. I’m inspired to try and dig up my old code out of the trash bin and start this whole project again! In six months these two (way-smarter-than-me) guys have made some amazing progress. Maybe there’s hope…?