Technology

Why Choose Private Internet Access VPN

Why Choose Private Internet Access VPN

In the era of web technologies and digital innovation Internet crime is on the rise. Neither the files on your computer nor conversations with your friends via messengers are completely safe. Your Internet Service Provider (ISP) keeps track of all of your online activities and you never know if that could ever be used against you or your family. More

How To Unblock American Netflix

How To Unblock American Netflix

If you are the kind of person who would rather binge watch a couple of TV shows over the weekend, or you’d be just comfortable staying indoors to watch a movie or two instead of going out, then there’s a very high chance that you have a Netflix subscription. These online streaming companies have surely changed the way we access content by making it available to us regardless of wherever we might be. More

2016’s Hottest IT Support Certifications

2016’s Hottest IT Support Certifications

The IT industry can be notoriously tough to break into, thanks to the huge number of talented individuals looking for work. In order to stand out, you need to have some serious certification, and these certificates can be provided by a number of different bodies. From Microsoft through to Cisco, some of the world’s biggest companies want you to take their qualifications, but are they really worth it? More

Statistical Analysis of the Holy Quran (Part 1)

Statistical Analysis of the Holy Quran (Part 1)

The English and Arabic corpus of the Holy Quran is a rich source for statistical analysis. For instance, the entire test corpora has half a million words and many thousand distinct words. A rich dataset such as the Holy Quran, therefore, provides for an exciting journey of data exploration. More

HTML Parsing in Python 3.4 using LXML

HTML Parsing in Python 3.4 using LXML

LXML is a nice little document parser for lightweight and effective HTML/XML parsing without using regular expressions. The module can be installed with relative ease using pip and works for Python 2 and 3. Let’s get the token and expire form values from NYTimes site for an example. More

PyMySQL: Pure Python MySQL client, perfect for Python 3+

PyMySQL: Pure Python MySQL client, perfect for Python 3+

It took me a while to get MySQL working on Python 3.4. I started with MySQLDB, but figured it doesn’t work on Python 3 and above. Then I stumbled upon a nice pure-python MySQL client called PyMySQL. Guess what. It works! Here’s a tutorial on how to set it up on your Mac. More

Asynchronous HTTP Requests in Python 3.4

Asynchronous HTTP Requests in Python 3.4

I started learning Python last night. I will be lying if I say “it’s good”. I’ll tell you what, “it’s f**king good”. I am a polyglot programmer and diving in Python was a cinch. It felt as if I knew it already, because “it makes sense”. I’ve been playing around with Python 3.4 and here’s an experiment. More