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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004
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In 427 today, I was playing around on my laptop. I wrote a quick python function to return an image for a string by using a www image search engine. This was for one of my wacky side projects. But yeah, I was shocked, just absolutely shocked, to find out that google forbids any kind of scripting on its search engines. I thought they were cool.

My state turned blue, and they didn't even count my vote yet.
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[User Picture]From: kaddar
2004-11-03 05:30 am (UTC)
Google does allow programs to be implemented using their search engine, they have a whole sdk on their website, you register and they give you a limited number of uses per a day (no single user would ever hit it). I don't think python is supported, though I haven't really looked it over.
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[User Picture]From: kaddar
2004-11-03 05:31 am (UTC)
I suppose it's different from parsing results though, which what I'm assuming you're trying. I am fairly sure the SDK supports image search calls, but not positive.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2004-11-03 05:32 am (UTC)
The sdk is useless for me since it doesn't interface to the image search (and I'd be unable to distribute my code anyway)
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From: aerasin
2004-11-03 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah my State turned red pretty fast, but I was expecting that.
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From: nephilim909
2004-11-14 03:10 am (UTC)
It actually doesn't allow it ever since was generating some 30,000 google hits a day. stupid googlism.
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