As time goes by, I'm appreciating Microsoft more and more. Why does it seem like they're the only big tech company out there besides Apple what don't have some sort of horrible hidden agenda?
Probably because they're one of the few remaining tech giants who rose to prominence and kept that status before Silicon Valley was what we know it as today, so they're moreso a traditional company than they are an activist company.As time goes by, I'm appreciating Microsoft more and more. Why does it seem like they're the only but tech company out there besides Apple what don't have some sort of horrible hidden agenda?
If you go with web scraping, use the Requests library. Urllib3 is Satan.I'd say either automating some boring, repetitive task you do on your computer or something that you think would be interesting but would take too long manually. An example of the former might be a program I wrote that took the CSV output from machines I worked with, collated them into one spreadsheet file, and computed averages. An example of the latter might be a program that combs through the post history of a lolcow and counts the number of time they say a certain set of words. Python is good for web scraping and has a lot of libraries that make it easy, so if you have any interest in that I'd say go for it.