Very frustrating to encounter expensive things that feel like frivolous rich-people indulgences but on closer examination appear to be "worth it"
I am making Ross: Dress for Fewer t-shirts and as of right now I feel like this is the silliest joke I've ever made
I think in part I have this sense that I know so little about how ~*actual*~ web sites are made now that I won't be able to do it. (The first part is true but the second is not; I still know html lol)
@piggo how huge. I want to know how much shame I should be feeling
I have been working on a little project for a friend and I assumed it would cap out at 100 lines of code and so never bothered with a git repo or anything but the thing has just kept growing and growing
@Gargron because I was a little sloppy! the twitter account is https://twitter.com/78_sampler, which is triggered by a cron job every few hours. it picks a record at random and uses openCV to try to find a label circle. If it does, it does a (computationally heavy) encode and post. If it doesn't, it exits with a failure code. So I wrapped the whole thing in an `until` loop. The DMCA notice caused the uploads to fail, so it was encoding non-stop and using 100+% CPU for hours
when the dmca notice hits
@vogon i also sometimes do this with "o bamagate"
@nevernot no this is punishment
@brainwane (in fact, it is well-formed enough that my solution was regular expressions. don't tell anyone)
@brainwane this was about exceedingly well-formed HTML! The kind of HTML that BeautifulSoup cuts through like a hot knife through butter
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