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Author Topic: NANY 2012 Release: Web Link Captor, aka LL Robot  (Read 6214 times)
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« on: September 06, 2011, 07:23:31 AM »

NANY 2012 Entry Information

One of the things I will release for NANY will be a small desktop application, temporarily named LL Robot Web Link Captor.

Nothing very fancy (It's fancy  Grin ) but I think it will be useful to bloggers.  It was inspired by App's father's blog on jazz music, but it has nothing to do with Jazz.

I'll post a beta as time approaches.
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 07:57:34 AM »

I'm intrigued!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 04:01:49 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 08:15:36 AM »

Can you give us some more tantalizing hints, mouser?  tongue
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 07:56:57 AM »

Let me see if i can't code it this month (september) and release a beta.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 07:52:42 AM »

Rubbing hands together in anticipation ...
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2011, 09:14:10 AM »

Yeah! Looking forward to it.   How is the test data I sent you?
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« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2011, 09:21:09 AM »

Yesterday I sat down and planned out the application and figured out all of the unresolved issues I had regarding User Interface, so I'm pretty much ready to start coding.

dMbTiger -- we shall see soon, hopefully in the next week or so during testing; it's hard for me to anticipate how good a job the tool is going to do with it until we try.

One thing i'm still contemplating is whether to make a pure native windows app, or whether to go cross-platform and write it in something like python with a thin user interface wrapper..
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2011, 09:29:20 AM »

Considering the potential usefulness, a cross-platform app would probably be very appropriate. BTW are you planning to make the target site a fixed element or a variable the user can insert (which would be potentially very useful, since the information needed for retrieval may be on different sites. greenclp
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2011, 09:32:57 AM »

Completely configurable in both the engines/sites supported and output formats.
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2011, 10:42:16 AM »

That's what I hoped for. You da man!
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« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2011, 06:23:14 PM »

Update: The first set of PYTHON alpha backend scripts for LLRobot is complete and working.

So it looks like this is going to be at least cross-platform in the backend code (I'll probably write a windows-only GUI front end as part of NANY to make it easy to use).
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2011, 10:43:29 AM »

Teaser screenshot number 1:
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2011, 02:21:45 PM »

Wow...looking VERY usefull indeed!  cheesy

Cant wait for a downoad link  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2011, 03:02:23 PM »

Oh, that sure is a teaser. I wonder if anyone can guess what this actually does, yet.  cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2011, 03:05:11 PM »

Collect web excerpts and group them for customized local output?

Best I can do  cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2011, 05:45:38 PM »

Never mind.  Didn't look at the teaser close enough....some sort of research tool though.
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« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2011, 11:27:21 AM »

I'll have a better idea how it will work for me once I get my hands on a copy:  when do you think you'll have a working copy available?
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« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2011, 11:33:13 AM »

Very soon.. this week for sure.
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2011, 11:34:41 AM »

Fantastic!
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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2011, 12:20:38 PM »

mouser - this is looking fantastic and I think I know what it does...

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« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2011, 02:47:41 AM »

The alpha version is now working.. Needs a ton of tweaking and error reporting but it does work.

I *agonized* over the user interface for this tool, and in particular how to solve a nasty dilemma involving batching operations..  I hope the program is usable without driving people insane.

I'll be making a screencast video to show how to use it.
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« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2011, 05:31:48 AM »

Alpha version is in testing by my top alpha beta tester as we speak.

Another teaser screenshot:
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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2011, 08:11:29 AM »

The "LL" in "LLRobot" must be the key...... now what could those two Ls stand for?
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« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2011, 02:57:04 PM »

LL = Lusty Lion?

Ooops....that brainfart only produced something similar to the Ubuntu naming meme.   tongue
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