Automatic daily updates on Pythonic web articles works-finally!

Ron Stephens rdsteph at
Sun Feb 3 00:51:40 EST 2002

By the way, any Mac fans out there should definitely check out Steven
Figgin's O'Reilly Network article at about
"Cocoa for your Python". I think its a great article and I don't want it
to get buried and lost in the pile of IBM Developer Works articles at
the top of the list right now. The "Cocoa for your Python" article is
just the sort of gem you like to find in the list, so if there's a
string of "bad" articles all from one place at any time, just scroll
down and look lower in the short list; at least the list of 200
downloads really quickly and you can scan it for articles of interest

Try to remember its a work in progress and I hope we can improve its
output over time...

Ron Stephens wrote:
> now has a link that gives a new list
> each day at 7:30 A.M. of the last 200 web articles about Python.
> The full archive of all of the thousands of such articles since the dawn
> of time is also still available, but it takes a much longer time to
> download ;-)))
> It's not perfect; it is still a work in progress, but at least now (if
> it all continues to work !) we can expect a new list each morning of
> interesting articles. Perhaps we are dealing with a case of nascent
> artificial intelligence, since the resulting list is just a wee bit
> indeterminate; so at least you know you'll see new articles each day,
> although a few might be actually 'old" articles that didn't show up
> before for some reason (right now IBM's Developer Works has a string of
> such articles at the top of the list, but hey they're great articles and
> we should all read Dr. David Mertz' stuff again anyway;-))). Also, a few
> non-Python but nevertheless interesting programming related articles
> show up from time to time.
> I can't guarantee it will continue to work each day (I am out of town
> again all week and the computer could crash) but I think it will and it
> is interesting to see fresh Pythonic articles each day, thanks to Hans
> Nowak for the mygale web spider program!
> Also, you might want to check out the link to the "Tech News Web
> Robot-updated each 15 minutes". This is a more general tech news web
> spider that updates more or less continuously all the time and grabs
> links to breaking news stories about technical subjects (mostly
> computer-related) and scrolls them across the screen, with older stories
> dropping off the bottom, each story might be up for 2-3 hours on a week
> day before it disappears into the ether.
> Also yet again ;-))), I have entered the first installments of my
> experiences with Linux under the Linux Chronicles. I switched cold
> turkey three weeks ago, and although I have been gone from home most of
> the time since then, I am finding Linux to be mostly great, and
> certainly a great environment for Python, but of course I have
> encountered some difficulties.
> And more new stuff is there also...
> Ron Stephens
> P.S. Thanks again to Hans Nowak...

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