Web Comic Scrapers Update

Captjc V6 SmallI wanted to find a new way to enjoy my favorite web comics without the need for an Internet Connection. Plus since I have a iPad and a Kindle, I felt that I needed a way to get these comics on my eReaders. I have written a simple python script to download the entirety of my favorite web comics into a folder. It came mostly as a test of the BeautifulSoup HTML parser library for python.

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wxWidgets and Me

It has come time for the ol’ Duder to start GUI programming. For the longest time, I have been a terminal junkie, mostly messing around with nCurses when I needed some semblance of interface (maybe I will release some of my early nCurses demo if I feel like it). Anyway, I messed around with Microsoft GUI programming back in college and found it clunky and constrictive (Then again, I have been a *NIX programmer since high school!)  and have generally stayed away from GUI programming (if it is worth doing, it can be done on the console!)

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Web Comic Scraper

I wanted to find a new way to enjoy my favorite web comics without the need for an Internet Connection. Plus now that I have a Kindle, I felt that I needed a way to get these comics on my eReader. I have written a simple python script to download the entirety of my favorite web comics into a folder. It came mostly as a test of the BeautifulSoup HTML parser library for python.

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Still Alive and PC List Updates

Been a few months. I have built a new computer and finally upgraded from XP to Windows 7 for good. I had tried the beta when it was first released and liked it. It blew XP out of the water (which really isn’t hard). Anyway, to fit the occasion, I have updated my PC software list. Notable changes were adding Calibre ebook manager (which I plan to use when my Kindle finally arrives), and Windows Live essentials as well as some housekeeping.

As always, it can be found here: https://captjc.wordpress.com/pc_programs/

Mac Software Update

I am finally going to take the plunge and update my laptop to Snow Leopard. I went through my free software list to get the latest binaries of my favorite programs. I found that quite a few were at new URLs, and a couple were either dead or became pay utilities. So I have updated my list to reflect these changes and added a few replacements and new additions.

As always, it can be found here: https://captjc.wordpress.com/mac_programs/

Sad to see Cashbox is dead though, I really loved that program.