I was having some trouble with a python app and needed to clear some cached, precompiled versions of some of the files in the app. I had a hunch the find command might be useful, so I looked at the man doc. Turns out it was very useful.
I frequently find myself needing an amazon product link and needing to jump through all sorts of hoops to get a product referral link. What usually ends up happening is that after locating the correct link type (usually plain) and trying to search for the product through the this page:
I was doing my usual thing at lunch today (watching a TED talk as I ate) and noticed the url said
http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/201. I have been watching a lot of these videos lately, and I decided I might as well watch them in order. I wrote a quick ruby / Mechanize script (source below) to loop through videos 1-201 and fetch the titles for each. Some of the titles did not have the speaker/topic, but most did. Here they are:
Something I just learned, but have wanted to know for so long: