Programming exercises/challenges

Mr.SpOOn mr.spoon21 at
Wed Nov 19 18:23:16 CET 2008

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 3:41 PM, Philip Semanchuk <philip at> wrote:
> I'm not sure why you'd need to host the Python code anywhere other than your
> home computer. If you wanted to pull thousands of pages from a site like
> that, you'd need to respect their robots.txt file. Don't forget to look for
> a crawl-delay specification. Even if they don't specify one, you shouldn't
> let your bot hammer their servers at full speed -- give it a delay, let it
> run in the background, it might take you three days versus an hour to
> collect the data you need but that's not too big of deal in the service of
> good manners, is it?

Mmm, I didn't really mean the possibility to just host the code, but
to run. I mean, like server side code, so that my programs keep
running and updating, in my case, the RSS feed, without the need for
me to be online and run it.

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