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Scraping with CSS and (pure) Python

Code discovery of the day: cssselect2 by Simon Sapin, a pure python implementation of fancy CSS3 selectors. Here, I’m scraping some data based on the “unique selector” Firefox…

Eliza

The mother of all chatbots is Joseph Weizenbaum‘s Eliza first developed in the late 1960s. Interestingly, ELIZA was in fact the name of the general purpose program that…

spinplayer

Spinplayer

http://automatist.org/poc/spinplayer/ Clicking the image (in the actual interface) toggles playback. Originally I was thinking to mimic the motion of two spindles of a cassette but the maths got…

videojog

Videojog

http://automatist.org/poc/videojog/videojog.html A clock representation is really excellent for video as it offers: a visual representation of time where different granularities (hour, minute, second) are visually represented, and… quick…

video.constant.timeline

Spider+Sniff+Scrape Timeline

Proof of Concept: A single timeline to scrub through the entire contents of the Constant online video archive. Constant’s video archive has a humble but very functional (primary)…

HTML5Events

HTML5 Media Event Lifecycle (readyState)

http://automatist.org/poc/html5events/ So, trying to get a grip on the HTML5 Media event “lifecycle”, created the following from the specification document. Firefox (22) seems to follow the spec, Google…

OsloJune092013

One Day in Oslo: rdf + d3 photo timeline

Taking a folder of digital photos from a single day, using python to extract the thumbnails & timestamp, then loading the (RDF) data in Javascript and visualising with…

BoysBewareSplitScreen

Splitscreen Cinema: Boys Be(a)ware

A technical “poc” to make a simple “splitscreen” controller. The content are the two “public education” films made by Sid Davis warning of the dangers of single men…

Letterwalk

Letterwalk

A simple CGI “typewriter”, I found this code kicking around in an old cgi-bin, feels like the basis of a possible game. Source on the pzi wiki

AutomatistWiki20130102-183024

Wiki New Year!

Today, I’ve put online my new mediawiki-based “homepage”, complete with a snappy custom skin (that I’m planning on releasing once I tune it a little). Thanks to this…