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Fantasy Baseball 2012, aka “Watch an amateur draft himself into last place”

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As you can probably gather from the title, it’s been a while since I’ve done Fantasy Baseball. In fact, the last time was eight years ago with this guy (who has an awesome last name) was still in the big leagues. So decided to plunge myself into the deep, murky waters again when a forum of uber baseball geeks decided to fire up a league on yahoo’s fantasy sports portal, partly because it was a decent turnout, partly because I knew it’d be a passionate group, and partly because of boredom. So after a Sunday of drafting, laughter, calls of “overdraft!” and the bitching of those hung over from yesterdays festivities, I give you the line-up that I open the season with.

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Stock data APIs, or proof that there’s always something to improve upon

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Over the last few days, I’ve been working on a little side project, mainly to get familiar with some things that you’d find on a job advertisement.  PHP frameworks, Javascript, API development, the usual types of things. One of the things that I wanted to do is to use some financial API’s to collect some basic stock data. Biographical information, a brief stock performance history, a week or two at the most. Nothing that would be either immensely detailed, nor useful for any sort of data mining purpose. Figured there had to be some free to use API’s out there that had the usual traffic restrictions, but were otherwise well documented and useable.

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