Beautiful Soup

I was helping my wife out with a quick script to scrape some data from a site that had a bunch of tables in it. Having only done some regex based scraping before, tables provided a bit of a challenge… Until I found BeautifulSoup. It’s a python library to which you can throw a blob […]


The iOS6 maps “fiasco” brings up an interesting question I often think about: Why is it that in the consumer technology world at least, vertical integration often competes with delivering value to the user. iOS Maps is an interesting case. Yes, it has some new stuff, but it also took some stuff away. It’s not […]