Wednesday, October 29, 2014

3 Reasons you should be watching Baz Luhrman's Romeo + Juliet

I was flipping through a list of movies added to Netflix streaming this month, when I came across the 1996 Baz Luhrmann version of Romeo + Juliet. Immediately it was high school all over again... and while I still felt the familiar feeling that Claire Danes is, was, and will be the fox that she is now; I couldn't help shaking the dreaded feeling that it was time to go to school, I had a report due in AP English, and my poor 486 was long in the tooth. Then I remembered that its 18 years later, I have a job, and my computer is fine... and so I breathed a sigh of relief.

If somehow you missed this gem when it was in the movie theatre, and you're wondering, "Why should I watch an 18 year old Leonardo DiCaprio film?", then let me try to help you.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

My First GitHub Repo

This question on the learnpython subreddit requesting information on using Beautiful Soup prompted me to post first GitHub repo.

A few weeks ago, when the Steam Summer Sale was going on, I was faced with the same wish. I installed Beautiful Soup, and set out writing a script to parse the front page of Steam to get the list of games on sale. I envisioned this script being used as a simple console script, either run once to get the current sales, or run in a loop to get the sales and updated when the sales change.

Since my script uses Beautiful Soup, I decided to post my script, in the hopes that the other poster would learn a bit from my experience. This not not, by far, my best code... but it is functional, and I think a decent example of the subject material. Feel free to check it out yourself!