Feedxcavator - a HTML to RSS converter in Clojure



As a Feedly addict, often I become upset when web pages I interested in, such as local newspapers or cinema timetables, does not provide a feed. There are plenty of HTML to RSS converters on the net, but most of them try to guess what part of a page should be converted to a feed by the reasons and algorithms which are known only by themselves. Some of them give more than I want, some are pretty smart and give almost what I want, but not all. And I decided to create my own tool I could fine tune, using the computing power which Google generously offers us for free with the App Engine services. And I (probably) succeeded.

The tensor of Bukowski or in search of tricky ways to say that a work of art is a shit


Often watching a movie series or reading a book we intuitively realize that we like or dislike it, but it's hard to say why. The assessment system described below helps to understand this in a more reasonable way (I hope so), so we would be able to tell, is it worth to continue to watch or read that book or movie or it's better to drop it. Let's examine this in more details, and try to apply the system, for example, for the "Star Wars", to see why they're a shit and why this shit is so glorious.

Note: the name of Bukowski was chosen only because it's consonant with Minkovski, but he probably have had a quite similar point of view on this account.