Nothing. The university was closed for the break. IT even thoughtfully shut down campus websites for a network upgrade.
I poked around with some Python tutorials to prep for the course I’m taking next semester – I’ll spend 4 months programming robots to do interesting things, while hopefully obeying at least 1 of Asimov’s 3 Laws…
Some of the python code I cobbled together automatically pulls “starred” items from NewsBlur, links saved to my Scuttle server, and stories I’ve recommended on Medium. So…
- Newsblur starred feed items
- via Stephen Downes: This Is How Artificial Intelligence Will Shape eLearning For Good
- Stephen Downes (firstname.lastname@example.org): Detecting Fake News
- Martin Weller: Edtechie review
- via Stephen Downes: A Genuine Science Of Learning
- via Stephen Downes: Second Life’s creator is building a ‘WordPress for social VR’
- D’Arcy Norman: getting starred feed items from Newsblur via Python
- Greg Laden: Is 2016 really killing more celebrities than other years did?
- Audrey Watters: The Curse of the Monsters of Education Technology
- Saved links on links.darcynorman.net
- Beautiful Soup: Python web scraping library – Beautiful Soup is a Python library designed for quick turnaround projects like screen-scraping.
- GitHub – kurtmckee/feedparser: Parse feeds in Python – feedparser – Parse Atom and RSS feeds in Python
- Medium recommended stories via RSS
I need to refine the script to automatically yank items from previous weeks – easy for the Scuttle links because I have direct access to the MySQL database, and possible through the NewsBlur API, but Medium doesn’t put the date of the recommendation in the feed (so if I recommend a story today, but the story was posted on Dec. 1, the date of the feed item is Dec. 1. Not helpful…)
Headed out to Nakiska for a ski day yesterday. Still in horrible shape. Need to build the legs back up…