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Python Lessons from 4chan, Part 3: Are Decorators Pythonic?

If I wanted to make this post sound professional and industrious, I say that my motivations behind this project were because I’ve started working towards my Bayesian model of webcomic updates again, and I’m taking an intermediate step by analyzing data from similar content creators.

But the truth is, I was just pissed off that I couldn’t read the manga I wanted to.

These are the Python lessons I learned scraping manga scanlations off of 4chan.

Part 3: The ‘pythonicity’ of decorators

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Sharing Git Commits with Your Friends Made Easy

Have you ever wanted to make a small pull request to improve an open-source project that you have a heavily modified version of? For example, say you have a personal version of a repo that you’ve changed a bunch with a particular aspect you think the main project would find useful, but you don’t want to make them pull all your custom code?

I’ve run into this type of problem a bunch times, so I’m making a really short post on how to make a pull request to a project for just a few specific commits.

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Where Do People Who Say 'Myoozam' Come From?

It was a nice evening, sitting around a fire under the stars with my new lab a few days after I started grad school. My girlfriend was visiting at the time, and I was gently teasing her about the way she pronounced the word “eggs” (“eygs”).

No one batted an eye.

It was then that she called me out for pronouncing “museum” as “myoo-zam.”

All hell broke loose.

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Python Lessons from 4chan, Part 2: Use (the New) String Formatting!

If I wanted to make this post sound professional and industrious, I say that my motivations behind this project were because I’ve started working towards my Bayesian model of webcomic updates again, and I’m taking an intermediate step by analyzing data from similar content creators.

But the truth is, I was just pissed off that I couldn’t read the manga I wanted to.

These are the Python lessons I learned scraping manga scanlations off of 4chan.

Part 2: Using (the new) string formatting!

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