I just wrote myself a simple Java alarm clock. Takes a parameter denoting the number of hours and displays an error alert (below) when the time has been reached. This is to prevent my spending too much time going down rabbit holes. I'm releasing this in the public domain such that someone might find it useful.
July 14, 2016
Karma refers to scoring comments on Reddit and the service does not sort the scores by date, just the comments themselves. The script above runs through and grabs all of your comments, keeps their scores and shows those comments whose scores have changed in the past 24 hours (86400 seconds). I do hope you find this useful and I look forward to your suggestions as to how to enhance it further.
June 28, 2016
% python3.5 receipts.py -p [password] $ 151.73Next step is to support that other large payment processor on the Internet, along with any other suggestions users have.
June 22, 2016
While I am a big consumer of podcasts, I am most decidedly not an iTunes user. However, a few podcasts don't list their feed urls on their homepages. It turns out there is a sneaky way to find out what the feed url is. I say sneaky only because Apple does not link to the feed on their site. And the output is in fairly standard JSON.
May 21, 2016
Unfortunately, I use an ISP that doesn't let me host services at home. So, I've taken to using hidden services to host said services, which leads to the problem of keeping track of the hostnames. Solution, provide the hostnames in JSON on the web uploaded from home on boot. So, if you want to find the onion hosts, look here. Remember to add ".to" if you aren't using the TorBrowser.
May 19, 2016
I've been using LaTeX for a little while now. And, I've been wanting to share what I've created with the world. So, what's a so-called "prolific programmer" to do? Why, write one's own system to share one's creations, of course. Oh, and it's live too.
April 25, 2016
I just added named-entity recognition to the news summariser. Named-entity recognition is the identification of nouns in a piece. It further involves classifying these nouns. In this case, I've classified them into locations, people, and organisations (or rather, the Stanford NLP group has). It involved downloading named entity package, trimming the fat out of that and putting it into my filesystem. I then activated it in nltk and got some results. I would like a better training set, as all artificial intelligence of this sort rests on how accurate a training set you have. No demo, but you can download the linked script, and install the dependencies, and run it yourself to see how great (or horrible) the training set is. If you find a better one, please leave it in the comments. Thanks!
April 16, 2016
I've been posting news summaries on a subreddit (of one) for testing purposes. In the past 30 minutes or so, I wrote the console script above to post the news summaries to one's console. Sample output follows:
April 9, 2016
The gist above is an update on the previous post to implement one-time passwords. This one uses Flask along with 4-digit passcodes. It also uses units instead of random.org and has a 5-minute expiration, like paypal. The service is live for your use. I'd appreciate a comment if find this useful. Functionality demo: