March 05, 2003

Posting from Perl is Way Cool

I just had to try one more post to make sure my new posting script works intended. I've updated it quite a bit to, in Perl spirit, Do What I Want. And it does. And I'm quite happy.

Next step: emacs integration. Then e-mail. Then I take over the world.

Posted by jzawodn at 09:15 PM

The Code

Okay, Net::Blogger officially rocks.

I posted the previous entry using a little script that took me maybe 7 minutes to write (including the time to install Net::Blogger). If you're curious, have a look at to see how I did it.

There is so much cool stuff I can do with this.

Posted by jzawodn at 08:54 PM

Posting to MT from Perl

If this works, Net::Blogger rocks! :-)

Posted by jzawodn at 08:33 PM



Posted by jzawodn at 08:22 PM

It never ceases to amaze me...

People type the damnest things into the search box on the Yahoo! home page. Every day. There's just a lot of weird shit in the logs. Tons of it.

I have to wonder how much of it can be attributed to (1) the cat walked across the keyboard, or (2) my script to scrape Yahoo messed up, or similarly odd things.

One thing I learned today. A lot of folks used consecutive single quotes ('') as if they're the same as a double-quote ("). I don't get it. But I have to fix it. And lots of other little oddities.

And a lot of people can't spell very well (me included). But at least some search engines can handle spelling correction in a reasonable way.

Posted by jzawodn at 05:17 PM