python

Wacken 2018 Band Parser

Today I decided to write a quick script to parse the bands who are confirmed for the Wacken Open Air 2018 festival. I am still not sure if I will do much else with it, but thinking it could be interesting to improve the code to send an email every time a new band is added, what do you think?

The repo for the project -> https://github.com/dansku/wacken_parser

The response is a JSON file like:

[  
  {  
    "bandAddedOn":"06.08.2017",
    "bandUrl":"http://www.wacken.com/en/...",
    "bandName":"Amorphis",
    "bandImage":"http://www.wacken.com/....png"
  }
]

Script to Organize Dropbox’s Camera Upload folder

Dropbox has a great feature called Camera Upload, where you can automatically upload pictures from your phone, making life for lazy people like me easier. The problem is that I take so many pictures with my phone that the folder ends up with a huge amount of files, making the task of browsing and viewing them slow and annoying.

To fix this problem, I created a python script that will automatically organize pictures inside folders Year > Month.

DropboxCameraUpload

How to use:

In order to use the script, put the file organize.py inside the ‘Camera Upload’ folder and run it from the terminal:

python organize.py

Enjoy!

Code:

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Script for Organizing Bitcasa’s Upload Directory

Bitcasa is a great option for everyone who wants to backup a big chunk of files. You have unlimited space to host your files, and it also works as an external drive. I can say it works alright, but it is still a bit slow and there is still a lot of work to be done in order to be as good as its competitors, such as Dropbox.

With the last iOS update, you are now able to backup all of your phone’s pictures directly to the Bitcasa Upload folder. It’s great and works very well BUT the problem is that after a month of uploads, the folder is packed with more than a thousand pictures, which makes it extremely slow to function (because it’s all in the cloud). So I made a small python script to automatically organize the folder by the time it was uploaded, creating a folder like /Volumes/Bitcasa/Uploads/2013/Aug and it moves them to those folders.

Below you can check out the script, hope it helps!