Metafilter comments vs. Youtube comments
Pulls the most recent Metafilter comments and the most recent Youtube comments from the most popular videos and puts them side-by-side for hilarity.
I recently rewrote this in Ruby, the original which was written in PHP using the Symfony 1.0 framework and Yahoo Pipes can be found here.
Install the feedzirra and mustache gems.
gem install feedzirra gem install mustache
generate.rb. If all goes well,
web/index.html should contain the latest comments. After you've confirmed that worked, add the contents of
crontab to your web user's crontab, changing the absolute path to wherever you install this to. This will update the page once per day.
If you're using Ubuntu 12.10, feedzirra may refuse to install. I had to do this:
apt-get install libcurl4-gnutls-dev git clone https://github.com/taf2/curb.git cd curb apt-get install rake rake install rake package gem install ./curb-0.8.3.gem gem install feedzirra --pre