Recently I was seeking how to open MS Word file on-the-fly for processing by the python-docx library. By trials and errors I could get the code work. I use web2py framework as a wrapper of POST request.
For some of our readers from Russia, it’s a new challenge to get to www.linkedin.com, which has been officially blocked in Russia.
On 4 August 2016, a Moscow court ruled that Linkedin must be blocked in Russia because it stores the user data of Russian citizens outside of the country, in violation of the new data retention law. The law requires all companies doing business in the country to store their users’ data locally.
In this post I’d like to share my experience with the residential proxy of the Luminati proxy provider.
Question: Is there any way to include captcha on the site and at the same time prevent services like 2captcha from resolving it?
Recently I got a chance to perform a website load test. Since I run the blog, it’s always useful to check its abilities, load capacity. So, I was offered a free opportunity for a load test by www.dotcom-monitor.com .
One of our readers is interesting if there is any tools/algorithms to solve funcaptcha.
If you have any ideas or you’re willing to take this project please comment down here.
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I want to extract the hotel name and the current room price of some hotels daily from https://www.expedia.ca/Hotel-
I am a small hotel owner and want those info quite often, and hope I can do it with codes automatically in someway. You are expert in this field, what is the easiest ways to get those information? Can you give me some example codes?
Recently I received a question on insurance leads:
Is this a legal method of acquiring insurance leads [from the web]? Are there any agent testimonials on the efficiency of this type of service?
Legality issue in web scraping
- Public info (prices, inventory info, public offers), i.e. everything that is not protected by copyright and available for scraping.
So far I have no insurance agent testimonies on the efficiency of any insurance lead scrape service. The web sites I searched [on the insurance leads] have given me the impression that the customer info they gather is highly secured (not viewable). I doubt that any sites are going to expose insurance leads. In most of them the leads are available by paid subscription plans.
If there are any such websites like insurance leads directories (public insurance quotes), we might develop a scraper that consistently grabs fresh or new info for further analysis. It does save the agent’s time for re-searching, re-visiting and so on. One scraper might work with multiple directory pages for scrape.
You might find it interesting to read about web page change tracking if you only need to see updates (no data storing applied).
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