STL Crimeline

Crime News Aggregator

St. Louis Crimeline automatically aggregates the latest crime news from local media and displays links to the stories in a responsive, mobile-friendly format.

Crimeline is built with 100% open-source software. The back-end is written in Python. The stories are aggregated using the Scrapy screen scraping and web crawling framework, which feeds items into a SQLite database and Django-powered website. The front-end is handled by Twitter’s Bootstrap framework.

St. Louis Crimeline is an open-source project. The code that runs this website is available on Github.

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Visual demo of great Google web fonts

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InstaRaider

Non-API script to download all Instragram photos from any public profile.

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I was a big fan of Instagram, but when I switched phones I realized just how hard it is to get a copy of those photos you uploaded. So, I wrote a Python program that automatically downloads a specific number of photos from any public Instagram profile.

Unlike other solutions, InstaRaider does not rely on the Instagram API. Using Selenium’s WebDriver to automate a browser session, InstaRaider gets around all of the road blocks the fine folks at Instagram have put in place when it comes to downloading photos.

Check Out InstaRaider on Github

 

Type Phase

A blog about writing and technology

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