It’s been a while since I wrote the last one, but a user on reddit asked how to get OAuth working with Imgur, and I couldn’t resist giving it one more shot. Thanks to my recent experience with the Netflix API, even though it was in C# rather than in Python, I was able to wrangle a quick and easy script for getting started.
Right off the bat, I want to show you the results of this scraping, to give you a bit of motivation. Anyways, thanks to requests and BeautifulSoup, this is made trivially easy. Enough talking, let’s get down to the code! Don’t forget that as usual I’ll include the full source code at the bottom of the post.
What’s up? Today we’re going to look at how to retrieve the stories (official term for submissions or selfposts) from any given subreddit. What we’re going to do is pretty simple, essentially just customizing a url with the proper subreddit and reading the JSON object returned. It’s going to be a pretty short one. I’m going to attach the login code I’ve written along with the code we’ve looked at today so that you can just copy and paste it into your IDE and start playing with it, right away. Just make sure you’ve got all the required module installed, mentioned here. Hit the jump to get started!
In this entry, we’re going to look up what our public facing IP address is, using the Python modules, re, requests and BeautifulSoup. It’s going to send a request to whatismyip.com with requests, then we’re going to parse the returned HTML in BeautifulSoup, so we can break it up, and navigate through it a lot easier, and then finally, use re to grab the IP address and print it to the screen.
Hit the jump for the tutorial!
This is just a short post to explain something I had a hard time understanding: How to get the media player working for Windows 7, (64bit, if that matters here, I’m not actually sure).
I never fully understood what it took to start playing a song, since I assumed that I needed to just load the song into the media player ctrl, then play it, but there was a subtle thing I needed to do as well, and that was to catch the event EVT_MEDIA_LOADED.
before I could sucessfully play the mp3, as well as change the backend of the mediaCtrl to WMP10, instead of leaving it as default. The part that really through me for a loop was that all the docs I had read on this, just loaded and then played the song right away. Seems like there’s a bug somewhere that doesn’t catch that event on Windows 7.
Anyways, here’s a simple script, after the jump, that lets you play one single song, hardcoded into the file, if you want to change the song to play, you’ll have to change the filepath in the code.