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A neat technical innovation Proxmate is a browser plugin with a Chrome and Firefox version. It allows non US internet citizens to go to US sites , including Google’s Play Store, Spotify, Turntable and others
It is very professionally designed and now being used quite a lot.
Great Work by Dave Mohl at http://proxmate.dave.cx/
I wish the same principle could be applied to create a fork of Chromium /Firefox to mash up with the Tor do not track privacy software. Or if a fork is too much work- even a plugin
I kind of liked the fact that Google Drive has a lot of apps already- even though it is quite young.
Especially the mechanical engineer in me liked the AutoCAD app and the video editing apps, the online bitcoin wallet, free project scheduling app, the cloud’s first (?) open office document reader and etc
Developers would especially like playing with the OAuth Playground app for Google Drive on the Google Chrome platform.
Check out for yourself.
The noted Diamonds dataset in the ggplot2 package of R is actually culled from the website http://www.diamondse.info/diamond-prices.asp
However it has ~55000 diamonds, while the whole Diamonds search engine has almost ten times that number. Using iMacros – a Google Chrome Plugin, we can scrape that data (or almost any data). The iMacros chrome plugin is available at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cplklnmnlbnpmjogncfgfijoopmnlemp while notes on coding are at http://wiki.imacros.net
Imacros makes coding as easy as recording macro and the code is automatcially generated for whatever actions you do. You can set parameters to extract only specific parts of the website, and code can be run into a loop (of 9999 times!)
Here is the iMacros code-Note you need to navigate to the web site http://www.diamondse.info/diamond-prices.asp before running it
VERSION BUILD=5100505 RECORDER=CR
SET !EXTRACT_TEST_POPUP NO
SET !ERRORIGNORE YES
TAG POS=6 TYPE=TABLE ATTR=TXT:* EXTRACT=TXT
TAG POS=1 TYPE=DIV ATTR=CLASS:paginate_enabled_next
SAVEAS TYPE=EXTRACT FOLDER=* FILE=test+3
and voila- all the diamonds you need to analyze!
The returning data can be read using the standard delimiter data munging in the language of SAS or R.
More on IMacros from
Automate your web browser. Record and replay repetitious work
If you encounter any problems with iMacros for Chrome, please let us know in our Chrome user forum at http://forum.iopus.com/viewforum.php?f=21 Our forum is also the best place for new feature suggestions ---- iMacros was designed to automate the most repetitious tasks on the web. If there’s an activity you have to do repeatedly, just record it in iMacros. The next time you need to do it, the entire macro will run at the click of a button! With iMacros, you can quickly and easily fill out web forms, remember passwords, create a webmail notifier, and more. You can keep the macros on your computer for your own use, use them within bookmark sync / Xmarks or share them with others by embedding them on your homepage, blog, company Intranet or any social bookmarking service as bookmarklet. The uses are limited only by your imagination! Popular uses are as web macro recorder, form filler on steroids and highly-secure password manager (256-bit AES encryption).
I really liked the no hassles way Biocnoductor has put a cloud AMI loaded with RStudio to help people learn R, and even try using R from within a browser in the cloud.
Not only is the tutorial very easy to use- they also give away 2 hours for free computing!!!
Check it out-
and wow! I am using Google Chrome to run R ..and its awesome!
Interesting- check out two hours for free — all you need is a browser and internet connection
Just saw a text ad on my chrome browser. Not a website just the browser.
Text ads courtesy Google Chrome.
No matter what website you go- well who has the browser can show you ads. I am glad the decade long stint of browsers as a sink hole for free stuff is going to go away soon.
Now if Microsoft comes up with in-Desktop Ads and slices the prices it would be fun.
Holiday season starts early!