Regex is one of those massive pains in the ass that’s just too helpful not to learn. I won’t pretend it’s fun. I’d put Regex at the same level of No-Dear-God-Why-Is-This-Happening as an enema or a certified letter from the IRS. But once you wrap your head around it, you’ll be wanting to use them […]Read More Python: What the heck is Regex?
I live in Miami. And I can tell you from experience, the Craigslist housing listing page is the 8th circle of hell. Evil pits, horned demons, real estate agents posting fake listings as bait for new clients. Who has the time to sift through all that?Read More Python: How to Scrape Craigslist Housing Posts
SpeechRecognition is a module that to helps Python scripts interact with outside Speech-to-Text engines. It’s important to note here that the module doesn’t actually transcribe audio on its own—it’s more like a sports agent, connecting you with talent. And some of that talent can be had or tried free of charge. Today, I’ll be looking […]Read More PYTHON: How to Script Speech Recognition
You know how sometimes when the charger on your phone gets old, it won’t work unless it’s leaned at a 35 degree angle to the right while the device is hanging upside down from the cord? Duck tape. Duck tape is how I solve that problem. Same deal when the fridge handle breaks or when […]Read More PYTHON: How to Use Try and Except
Alright, take a look at the two versions of Starry Night above. They look the same, right? WRONG. There’s a Shel Silverstein poem in one of them. It’s chilling out in the different red values of the pixels in the upper left hand corner on the second Starry Night. I love this method of hiding […]Read More Processing: How to Hide Messages in Images