Run a pipe2py-generated pipe on Google App Engine

Once you’ve used pipe2py to convert your Yahoo! Pipe into a local Python module, you can then host it as your own Google App Engine application. You just need a bit of boilerplate to handle the parameters and output formatting. I’ve created a sample project containing this boilerplate here: https://github.com/ggaughan/testpipe. You’ll need to include a […]

Running Yahoo! Pipes on Google App Engine

Yahoo! Pipes is an excellent tool for processing data. It provides a visual way to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web.┬áIt’s very much like plumbing with data and is a great metaphor. I’m convinced that this approach is just the beginning, and look forward to connecting systems using pipes in a three-dimensional […]

It’s a Sin

The internet has enabled me to research something I noticed over 20 years ago. I remember watching an ITV mini-series in the 1980s that had a dramatic and memorable theme tune. Soon after, Pet Shop Boys released their massive hit “It’s a Sin” and I was amazed. To hear why, first listen to some of “It’s […]