So I got to talking to a couple of different people today about the idea I posted last night and variations (and tangents) we could take it in…and all that chatter got me excited enough to start playing with some code. As usual, I didn’t have a ton of time to really sit and design what I wanted or play around with all the things I *could* do…but I did have enough time to do a little proof of concept script for myself. Believe it or not, it’s actually VERY trivial to get started with the idea…here’s a bare-bones Perl script that is at the core of my ‘step 2’ mentioned yesterday.What the above code does so far is just dump out results like this: What’s really exciting about all of this though, is that with just a few more lines of regex code, some intelligent nuruel network stuff (and as luck would have it I know a genious for that sort of thing), and perhaps a mashup of a few more API (like say Amazon) and you could build some really insightful and powerful things! In fact, I’ve alerady got a handful of personal things I want to use this sort of concept for…and if I’ve got some things I’d like to learn from the dataset, I know there are at least a few gobs of others who will as well (with deeper pockets and more pressing needs for this knowledge). Now tell me that’s not exciting!?
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