So, I made a tag extractor for wordpress’ blogs but now that I think about it, I should probably do my larger project(wiki analytics) because even though I can extract tags and search for multiple of them, getting a reasonable number of blog posts would still be a challenge and without numerous blog posts most search queries for multiple tags would return 0 matches.
I accesed my blog using a python script but my view count today is still zero, weird. Did wordpress knew from my IP address I was the author?
A Mars trip seems to increase chances of cancer by only 5%. http://news.yahoo.com/calculated-risks-radiation-rules-manned-mars-exploration-202528611.html
I registered at one host listed as being able to run python scripts only to find after spending quite some time solving their anti-robot captcha that the hosting account is only avaible IF you post on their forum(10 times or so) AND request the afore-mentioned account, *laughter*
Then I stumbled upon this one:
Yes! You can access external website using scripts(or even wget, according to them)… but only thos on the whitelist which does not include wordpress.com(it does, however, include a subdomain(individual blog) called breakingcode.wordpress.com, didn’t read didn’t like)
So… back to square one… throwing the task of crawling to users…
Of course, I could use my own connection to crawl but… it’s just so slow and only gets decent after midnight… sort of sad.
What about Bram Cohen? The guy developed a protocol that accounts for like more than 30%(wikipedia says 40-70%) of all internet traffic! Who ever heard of him? I bet not that many.
Full disclosure: I didn’t read the rest of the article(as of right now)
Just discovered that my free web host won’t allow me to use php’s file_get_contents() on other websites.
That, coupled with this statistic makes going back to visual basic more appealing.
Just like price information used to be concentrated before stock exchanges surfaced I think that analytics are currently concentrated in the hands of few corporations. I guess eventually there will be a website that crowdsources analytics the way wikipedia crowsources data gathering.
I was thinking about writing my own short story with a protagonist that suffers from amnesia even before I stumbled upon last post’s reblogged short story. Think about it, it is a way to bypass introductions and level the field with the reader, making her/him more empathetic towards the protagonist.