Who's Watching the Gatekeepers: Critiquing the Almighty Critics

A few weeks ago I was on a flight and was looking through the movies they offered. Two movies caught my eyes: Should I watch the 'regular' version of Lincoln or the 'vampire hunter' version... Looking up the Metacritic review of Lincoln Vampire Hunter I found this: While critics for…

Long Days

What Day is Today? Today was one of those days when I thought it was much later on in the week than it actually was. I'm starting to feel very stretched and realize how important rest is to the learning process. It's easy to forget that there are only 24…

In a Pickle

Getting Out of a Pickle with Pickle The Problem One of the problems with writing functions for scraping data is that in the process while testing you may have to do multiple calls of the scraping program. And when you are sometimes making hundreds, if not thousands, or even far…

Just Scraping By

BeautifulSoup Today, we got into a python tool called BeautifulSoup (v.4) that is used to scrape data from websites. This wasn't my first time scraping since I have some experience using differnt PHP tools, especially SimpleHTMLDom. But, after using BeautifulSoup just for a few minutes, I quickly realized how…