Parsing HTML with your favorite language

This thread at Stack Overflow is just terrific. One for your bookmarks. Related: help.hackshackers.com: “What are the best tools for “scraping” data off a Web page for analysis in Excel or other software?” Will Larson: “An Introduction to Compassionate Screen Scraping” Michelle Minkoff: “How to Scrape Websites for Data without Programming Skills” Firefox plugin: Outwit […]

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A high school drop out who did kinda okay

Michael J. Fox’s latest book is ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future’ and yes, he is the high school drop out in question. In the book Michael J. Fox certainly does not promote quitting High School! Far from it. What the book focuses on, by sharing his story, and the challenges […]

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Merlin Mann – “No, really, do it.”

Merlin Mann on “Watching the Corners: On Future-Proofing Your Passion”: Nothing can actually “future-proof” anything. Anyone who claims to know the future is either a madman, a charlatan, or, often as not, both. Thing is, regardless of the passions (or goals or values or priorities or whatever) that we hope to protect or defend, we’d […]

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