Steven Read
Since 2004
Works in Denver, Colorado United States of America

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I am a meta-artist, and a conclusivist, who likes to send messages to receivers of messages. The message is art. The message is clear. And also its myspace play game youtube game cheats for ps2 baby boy names proxy https youporn girls music lyrics free radio stations facebook craigslist free lady sonia funny videos paris hilton hurricane flossie dictionary jose offerman walmart pictures of cats local newspaper hot west nile fever symptoms mattel recall mary louise parker and even more...

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http://www.stevenread.com

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Re: Re: Re: what are we calling ourselves?


These are all dangerous terms. I think its safer if we forgo language altogether and just chirp, grunt, and moan when we think of art.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: google api for image search?


Cool. Based on what people have emailed and written here, it seems that yahoo has the better web/image searching api. Google only gives 1,000 queries per day and 1,000 hits per query, and they only have web search and its all remained this way for years. Very limited and sad, when considering the potential with their resources. As usual their services remain in beta for years on end while they go out and conquer new terrirory. I just can't wait for the new Google Schmoozle service, the new Google Diaper service, the upcoming Google Pizza, and the apocalyptic Google Dust-Bunny Search (all will remain in beta for 10 years of course). Either google has redefined the term 'beta' or they are the absolute worst at completing projects. For instance, they began Google Groups in about 2000, and its still beta. Why on google-earth would it still be in beta after 6 years? I guess this one especially bothers me because they acquired some of MY CODE in the acquisition of Deja which begat Groups. And since they obtained it, in beta it sits, no api, no enhancements, nada.

I'm spinning OT! Must stop, before, its ,too,,.. late.

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Re: Re: Re: Re: google api for image search?


That's exactly the problem with hacking around and not using the apis - the page interfaces change frequently and you lose the encapsulation benefits that an api provides. But the method I have employed is a compromise - it uses the api, and then hacks the api results instead of the interface. This was a good method for me anyways, and the code has run continually for a couple years without need for interface changes. On the flip side, if one does go around an api, interface changes to code are usually very minor and easy do quickly (but sometimes not!). And you might not know that its broken for a while unless you check it every day or setup an error notification module. And places like google track ips so if you are banging them hard you will be blocked. Hacking is good, doubtless I am not a code materialist, do it how you do it! ...but when having to hack, choosing an ideal hacking method is part of the fun for me.

I have been wanting to try the yahoo image search api. Anybody out there use it?

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Re: Re: google api for image search?


The google search api doesn't include image search functionality, only web search. However, one can parse the google web search results for image tags. I use PHP with PEAR:SOAP package to do it, and its very fast. I have some html parsing code (in php) which does this. I would happy to share some of this code with others.

An example of this is here at my new site:
http://www.stevenread.signoi.com/photonoise

This site is still in dev/test, but the photo noise app and its code has been running strong every day for nearly 2 years (at stevenread.com)

I would be interested in hearing other ways that people have used the google apis for image capture???

-Steve

Barry Hoggard wrote:

> On Jun 27, 2006, at 7:42 AM, Jim Andrews wrote:
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> > a question for the programmer-artists, if i may.
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> > has anyone used the google api's to retrieve images from image
> search?
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> > ja
> > http://vispo.com
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> What language do you want to use? If it's in Perl, I would use this:
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> http://search.cpan.org/~grousse/WWW-Google-Images-0.6.2/
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> I'm sure there are modules for Java, PHP, etc. too.
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Re: Re: Re: normalization vs. generativity


Crippling defect"? HUUuuuhhh? I don't see how classical nor contemporary is crippled nor defective. I don't see anything but good in both. The only thing cripple or defective that I can see are my smallest of toes, my VCR, and most of the software code which I write.
-Stevie

Tom McDonald wrote:

> This is why I see ignorance of the classical as a crippling defect in
> much contemporary art. It's often difficult to see, but per below, the
> would-be radically different depends and finds it's ground for launch
> from the fertile ground of the classic.
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