Automating Things: Downloading Reddit Media

This week, Crow published an interesting post about automating blog tasks. That reminded me of a few things I have done but never shared here (or on one of my previous blogs), and I think it’s time to post them here.

Going back in time, about 6 years ago (I’m getting old….), and maybe 3 or 4 different blogs/domains, I was writing anime reviews as a way to practice my English writing skills. And part of doing anime reviews is getting images and gifs, right? At the beginning, I would go to reddit.com/r/anime, open the episode’s discussion post, expand all images (with the help of RES - reddit enhancement suite), scroll to see whatever I liked and grab it. But this is not optimal, and being a developer, I started thinking of something more practical.

Geekosaur Weekly #8: Model Trains and Bluegrass

I’m here again with another Geekosaur Weekly! This is a shorter edition, due to a very busy week, and some elbow and wrist pain today. But there’s still good things to check here, so keep reading!

Music

Today we have some bluegrass with Aoife O’Donovan, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins. I’m was only familiar with Sarah Jarosz, but I think this trio presentation was quite nice! Good vibes and relaxing for the weekend.

New Fiction Books [Feb. 2021]

I haven’t been buying so many books recently, which I see as a positive: I already have more books than I would need for this year, so there’s no point in spending money just to expand my library. Although it’s nice to do that, it adds some level of stress overall, as I see that huge (mostly virtual) pile of books I want to read and are there, just waiting for me. I recently wrote about ‘backlog vs collection’ in the most recent Geekosaur Weekly issue.

Anyway, I want to share of what I’ve got recently, fiction books only.