Jason Lindquist (jlindquist) wrote,
Jason Lindquist
jlindquist

New project

I wrote a perl script to pull playoff basketball results off the IHSA's web site and mail them to my cell phone. Of course, it's useless for another year, since North lost. *sigh*

I have to give mad props to the technical folks at the IHSA. They've really done a bang-up job assembling a useful, informative website. Doubly so since it takes input from schools directly, eliminating the flurry of faxes the staff in Bloomington had to handle by hand. This is modern technology put to good use. I'm especially thankful for the decision to make a plaintext page of results available, which made this script really simple to write.
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