View Full Version : Build me some simple Mac software?

Apr 3, 2011, 06:02 AM
Hello everyone,

It's my first visit to the forum having unsuccessfully searched various freelance sites looking for a Mac programmer. I was hoping someone could help me build some simple software for OSX?

Looking for a software that will:

1) Search and return 150 related articles each from ezinearticles.com, goarticles.net, articlesbase.com, articlecity.com from given keyword/s

2) Randomise and shuffle collected articles/text into format:

Title from Random Article 1
First 2 paragraphs from Random Article 1
Title from Random Article 2
First 2 paragraphs from Random Article 2
Title from Random Article 3
First 2 paragraphs from Random Article 3
Title from Random Article 4
First 2 paragraphs from Random Article 4
Title from Random Article 5
First 2 paragraphs from Random Article 5

All collected articles to be made in random spun format.

Output articles saved in folder with individual .txt files named article1,article2, article3, article4, article5, etc.

Can someone help with this?

Apr 3, 2011, 07:20 AM
Are you trying to reinvent RSS?

I'd start here:man wget

Apr 3, 2011, 10:49 AM
Boy that sure sounds like the kind of tool a spammer would like!

We get a lot of spam here that follows a particular kind of model. A wee bit of text that seems related enough to the thread at hand to now immediately raise suspicion, but doesn't quite connect to the thread and has a completely unrelated link in the post's signature.