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  • Mozilla Internship: An Introduction to Web Accessibility

    June 11, 2017

    Introduction to Web Accessibility Outreachy Some background: GNOME's Outreachy internship program is targeted at underrepresented groups in tech. A variety of open-source companies are involved. An employee of those companies can volunteer to be a mentor, and they design an internship with a particular topic and goal. Those who are both interested and eligible submit applications for that internship. The goal of the internship I was selected for is to automate regression testing for web accessibility.

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  • fortune | cowthink

    February 16, 2017

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    ( If one cannot enjoy reading a book over )
    ( and over again, there is no use in      )
    ( reading it at all.                      )
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  • Scrape Stack Overflow Jobs Using Scrapy | Python Tutorial

    February 10, 2017

    1. What the Hell is Scraping, Anyway? 2. Install Scrapy 3. Write Your First Script 4. Put It To Work! For this tutorial, we're going to write a Web Spider to scrape Stack Overflow Jobs. 1. What the Hell is Scraping, Anyway? Web scraping (web harvesting or web data extraction) is data scraping used for extracting data from websites. Web scraping software may access the World Wide Web directly using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol, or through a web browser.

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  • fortune | cowthink

    February 3, 2017

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    ( You look like a million dollars. All )
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  • Python Virtual Environments

    January 27, 2017

    Why Should I Use Python Virtual Environments? It is always recommended to use python virtual environments for all of your projects. But why? As The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python says: A Virtual Environment is a tool to keep the dependencies required by different projects in separate places, by creating virtual Python environments for them. It solves the “Project X depends on version 1.x but, Project Y needs 4.x” dilemma, and keeps your global site-packages directory clean and manageable.

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  • fortune | cowthink

    January 26, 2017

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    ( Just because the message may never be  )
    ( received does not mean it is not worth )
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  • AngularJS Wikipedia Search App - Part Two

    January 25, 2017

    Continued from Part One Build a Wikipedia Search App With AngularJS Part Two - Use Output So, if everything went as expected in the first part, you should be getting output in your console. Now we need to actually display the output on the page. The JavaScript We first need to modify our app so that it does something with the data besides printing to the console. [js] // app.

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  • fortune | cowthink

    January 20, 2017

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    ( You will pass away very quickly. )
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  • AngularJS Wikipedia Search App - Part One

    January 16, 2017

    Build a Wikipedia Search App With AngularJS Part One - Get Output In the previous post, I showed how to make unauthenticated API requests to the Wikipedia API. In this tutorial, I'm going to rebuild the Wikipedia Search App using AngularJS. Here's what we're going to start with: [js] // app.js (function(){ 'use strict'; angular.module('wikipediaApp', []) .constant('API_PATH', 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php') .controller('SearchController', SearchController); SearchController.$inject = ['$scope', '$http', 'API_PATH']; function SearchController($scope, $http, API_PATH){

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  • fortune | cowthink

    January 10, 2017

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    ( For a light heart lives long.          )
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    ( -- Shakespeare, "Love's Labour's Lost" )
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