Adding bananas from the commandline (extending the oomsifier)

Sometimes you just want to add bananas from the commandline. Previously I created a small script that takes an image and adds a dancing banana to the bottom left of the image. I wanted to make an API too, but that will have to wait till next year. Today we will create a commandline script that will do the same thing. With the excellent explanation in Mark Sellors’ guide I have now created a cmdline thingy in very few steps. [Read More]

Downloading files from a webserver, and failing.

Recently I wanted to download all the transcripts of a podcast (600+ episodes). The transcripts are simple txt files so in a way I am not even ‘web’-scraping but just reading in 600 or so text files which is not really a big deal. I thought. This post shows you where I went wrong Also here is a picture I found of scraping. Webscraping general For every download you ask the server for a file and it returns the file (this is also how you normally browse the web btw, your browser requests the pages). [Read More]

Building the oomsifyer

Today I will show you a quick hack (OK it took me like 4 hours during my travels today yesterday and today), on how to add a dancing banana to any picture. Now, you might be thinking… Really, why would you add a dancing banana to a picture, but I don’t have time for that kind of negativity in my life. Why oomsifier? Jeroen Ooms is one of those crazy productive people in the R world. [Read More]