Monthly Archives: July 2009

PyWeb-IL Presentation on Harvesting: Finding the Most Influential Artists

Yesterday I gave a presentation on harvesting to the PyWeb-IL group. In the presentation, I described what I learned about harvesting and also gave a concrete example of how to find the “most influential artists” using data from allmusic.com and … Continue reading

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Bulk INSERTs FTW

A short while ago, I had to research some API for a company I’m consulting for. This API yields very good quality data, but isn’t comfortable enough to process it for further research. The obvious solution was to dump this … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Journalism and Citizen Involvement

It’s become a fashion of late to write about the effect the Internet had on journalism, and the way people get informed. Usually the discussion revolves around blogs, twitter, how the newspapers are dying, and so on. I’d like to … Continue reading

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Origami Lizard On Book

I took this quite some time ago. The book was lying on my desk, I don’t remember the specific reason I needed it at the time. I thought I’d also prepare the instructions for this critter – they are quite … Continue reading

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