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Well - I haven't done it, but not just because I'm lazy. The del.icio.us API doesn't actually allow you to fetch information about specific URLs. There is a 'web interface' - but to read it from a program requires screen scraping, which isn't supported. Basically Joshua Schacter (the founder of del.icio.us) is worried that exposing information per URL in the API will cause a lot more traffic to his server. I asked him if he'd share his data with me so that I could do it and he replied :
There is already a way for users to see what the tags are for a given URL.
I am preparing to roll out a recommendation engine shortly, as well; it is why I built the site in the first place.
In other words - clear off, that's my idea .
Two days later the following announcement appeared on the mailing list :
I just released the recommendation engine.
Any of your tags with 10 or more items will offer recommendations; clicking it will show you five related tags where you are likely to find new stuff, and five urls it thinks you might categorize under that tag.
Not exactly what I had in mind - but hey maybe I contributed towards accelerating web development .
ConfigObj 4 is officially released into the wild. It even has it's own entry in the Python Cheeseshop.
I made a brief note here a couple of days ago saying that the new version was available - but that we hadn't resolved packaging issues so I wasn't doing an announcement. That got picked up by Daily-Python - so this release is beta 2 .
A few downloads already.
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I think this is the longest I've been without blogging for quite some time. It's probably a good thing .
My worry partly stems from the fact that I've got two unpublished articles with them - and I've been concerned that airing worries like this is unhelpful (?) (which is why I've left it so long). They're not taking on new subscribers - muttering about unexplained 'difficulties', which has to be a very bad sign for a commercial undertaking.
I worry because I think Python needs PyZine  - and it's a shame to see it languish. The PyZine team are also heavily involved in setting up OpenSourceExperts , so hopefully things are still moving....
In the meanwhile maybe I'll start writing for DevShed.
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