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Steam price tracker/alert

March 7, 2016 by Asbra — Leave a comment

There is a GitHub repo with the source code of this project.

As someone who likes to bargain for games, I wanted a simple way to get notified of price changes to the games I’m interested in. Steam has a built-in feature that emails you when there’s a sale on items in your wishlist, but I wanted something more.

What I ended up with is a script that sends me an email notification whenever the price drops (either normal reduction or on a sale) on one of the games in my wishlist and the games I follow.

This article will serve to explain the approach which I took to create this script, if you just want to look at the final thing, head on over to my GitHub repo.

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Python 4chan downloader

December 14, 2014 by Asbra — 2 Comments

A 4chan downloader/leecher I wrote while learning Python.
If you just execute it, it scrapes the catalog page of specified section, then scrapes all threads and downloads all images from them.

catalog function returns a list of all threads on the specified board
thread function returns a list of all images in specified thread id

Python is quite a nice language, very simple syntax and a lot of libraries to use. Started learning Python for a new project I’m working on, mostly to get a decent solution for multi-threaded scraping/botting.

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