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It’s National Napping Day, I Think

Do an online search for pictures of napping, and almost all of what you’ll see will be photographs of animals and pre-school children. The rest of us, it seems, are working hard to comply with the admonishment: Don’t let them catch you napping! So much for National Napping Day. [...]

Recommended: iOpus iMacros for automated web data work

In upgrading our databases of information about legislation before the House and Senate in the 111th Congress, we have been writing some scripts that visit government websites, obtain information from them, convert that information into variable form, store those variables in a database, transform those variables, then use them to write some new web pages [...]

McCain Puts Columbus to Sleep With Speech Today

John McCain’s speech caused a woman standing right behind him to fall asleep during his speech today in Columbus, Ohio. [...]