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Re: [News] [Rival] Mono Can't Handle the Facts and Microsoft Employees Promote It

On 2009-06-22, Hadron <hadronquark@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Tim Smith <reply_in_group@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> In article <CTM%l.13866$Xw4.12906@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
>>  Chris Ahlstrom <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Ah, thanks for reminding me about digiKam.  I've been posting photos to
>>> Google's PicasaWeb using their browser interface, and it sucks rocks through
>>> a straw.
>> Have you looked into automating it?
>> At work a couple years ago, we received reports from various search 
>> engines and ad networks on how our ads were doing. The reports were 
>> available from password and CAPTCHA protected websites that were 
>> designed for a user to surf to, and then fill in a form requesting the 
>> specific report they wanted, and then submit the form to get the 
>> download, or on some a link to the download, or maybe another form to 
>> select the download format and start the download.
>> We automated this by writing a Firefox plugin. It would get the CAPTCHAs 
>> from the sites that used them, and display them all in one page so the 
>> user could solve them all and then walk away, then it would go login to 
>> all the pages, fill out all the forms to ask for the right reports for 
>> that day, jump through the hoops to get to the actual download pages, 
>> and do the downloads.
>> I bet you could do something similar--and it would give you an excuse to 
>> play with Firefox plugin development.
> I'm rather surprised that "advocates" don't seem to know that the
> excellent Picasa beta automates the upload to Picasa Web.
> it's so easy even Liarnut could figure it out.

What makes you think that a Linux "advocate" would be interested in
downloading a separate application just to enable a web site feature
that should be readily available anyways?

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