March 14th of every year is, in theory, “Pi Day”. For the persnickety among us – yours truly VERY much included – it really should be celebrated at about 03:23:53 every March 14th, but I don’t think anyone is particularly interested in eating pie at half past three in the bloody morning.
So we tend to settle for doing things the dorky way instead.
Meanwhile, to keep things a bit more practical and grounded, and to give you an idea of what has been keeping me up at night for the past few days, here is a sort-of-related set of tutorials on how to use Python to do web-scraping. You’re welcome.
Don’t pay attention to any YOOTOOBER teaching you web-scraping, or anything remotely technical, if he has an Indian accent. Chances are pretty high that you won’t be able to understand one damned thing he’s saying – and that his code will actually be completely shit.
It’s not racist if it’s true, y’know. After all:
Here endeth the lesson.