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Wednesday, 8th October 2003

“Getting” Python

David Brown: Python is a time bomb (in a good way):

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Python snippet: ordinalth(n)

Blogged so I don’t lose it (blogging as external memory):

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Yahoo News Search RSS feeds

It’s not a new idea (Feedster has been doing it for a while) but it’s a first for a major search engine: Yahoo are now offering RSS feeds of the results of searches within Yahoo news. The feeds are advertisement free, probably because you have to click through to the news stories to read them in full. I wonder how long it will be before someone starts offering custom feeds like this with advertising in the feed itself? As RSS is an XML format parsing out adverts before they get to the user is a much more obviosu step than ad-blockers in web browsers.

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