First impressions — hmmm … could be a keeper. for the terminal program alone … Crunchbag replaced gnome-terminal with Terminator. Took me a while to get used to it, but I think its going to become my primary terminal program.
Monthly Archives: August 2009
Web “scraping” the easy way
Quick Intro: Say you go to the ABC website and want to get the contents of the alert at the top of the page, which is enclosed in a <div> with the class “alertContent”.
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Microsoft Bing! DOH! Failure
So a couple weeks ago I logged into Bing! to add @viewdm’s listing on their new map feature. I updated the listings it found in Upstate SC – based on the office phone listing and another listing we had while we were all getting started.
I got 2 letters in the mail the other day with the PIN codes that I needed to complete the verification. It contained the URL : https://llc.local.live.com/listingcenter.aspx and instructions to go there, login, and enter the code.
Upon going there, I got a big warning in Firefox : “This Connection is Untrusted”
Looking at the cert, its for a Bing! domain :
DOH! Most people are going to see the first warning and bail out.
Also, as I logged in, Bing! could not find any of the previous requests and I had to re-enter all the update requests and “We will send you a letter in a couple of weeks…”
ARGH! Their incompetence even shows in their web practices!