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{ Monthly Archives } October 2010

Hacking My Way to an Amazon Wishlist Widget

This post is obsolete. See the updated post. Since AVH Amazon plugin no longer works, as Amazon in its infinite wisdom removed the ListLookup API call, I had to create my own. Without an API, I resorted to a hacker's best friend: screen scraping. The wishlist page has a simple structure, and all links to […]

WHO you calling fat?

The Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics just recommended that pediatricians stop using the old growth charts, based on 40 years of NHANES data, and switch to new charts from the World Health Organization, for children less than 2. The NHANES study is a survey of child health from the United […]

AVH Amazon Plugin, RIP

I've been using Peter van der Does's AVH Amazon plugin to display my Amazon wish list (more as an "about my interests" than a "buy things and make me money") and it's worked well, allowing a random selection of books I would like to be shown in the sidebar. Now it's dead, killed by Amazon's […]