1. Crossword Scraper

    While abroad we couldn't find a New York Times anywhere in order to grab the crossword. After a few months we finally caved in to the $7 a month subscription for access to the NYTimes Crossword archive of over 5,000 puzzles. It is ridiculous that this subscription is separate of their other digital subscription pricing, but unfortunately they hold the keys to the puzzles.

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    Now that we are back, I don't need this subscription ... Read More

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  2. Easy Signal Handling for Python Daemons

    I recently had to handle a case where I needed to be able to refresh a Python module's imports on the fly. The case is for working with Twitter Streams. When new code is deployed that affects the scraping module, I want to be able to restart the stream as fast as humanly possible in order to minimize the lost of tweets. Twitter suggests firing up a new stream first and then killing the second one in order to prevent any interruptions, but for all intents and purposes this is close enough.

    Turns out ... Read More

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Started writing one year ago, the day after heading out to travel around the world for a year without a cause.
Current Location: New York, New York

Previously:
Mexico City, Mexico
Tokyo, Japan
Hanoi, Vietnam
Vientiane, Laos
Phuket, Thailand
Kathmandu, Nepal
Rajastan, India
Kerala, India
Mumbai, India
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Koidu, Sierra Leone
Mombasa, Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya
Kigali, Rwanda
Rwinkwavu, Rwanda
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Crossword Scraper

Easy Signal Handling for Python Daemons