More Yoga Schedules

I’ve updated the Bay Area Yoga Schedules site with two more Yoga Schedules. It is amazing how messed up some of these sites are. For example someone in LifeStretch Yoga decided not to indicate if the time given is AM or PM, and of course they are not using 24 hour notation either. So, when you see a Yoga class at 8:30, you have no idea if it is in the morning or at night. Who does this kind of nonsense stuff? Also it appears to me that they don’t know how to create borders for some cells of the HTML table while leaving other cells border-less, since they crammed the entire day’s schedule in a same cell. This type of unconventional methods makes my life very difficult of course as I am programmatically trying to make sense of the HTML code to extract the schedule. I have to admit it is not fair to pick on this one Yoga studio as others are not any better.

That said, If you somehow find my Bay Area Yoga Schedules site and if you want your favorite Yoga studio to be added to the list, drop me a line here. I’ll do my best to add it in the list. If you are a Yoga studio owner and want to participate in this, drop me a line using the contact form below.


Consumers lose again

Right after Amazon announced the availability of Kindle 2 with Text to Speech (TTS) functionality, the Author’s Guild president Roy (the dinosaur) Blount Jr. wrote an article about it and claimed that this technology is a copyright infringement of audio books. For those who don’t know what Text to Speech (TTS) technology is: It is a technology that allows computers to read text aloud. Amazon incorporated the technology in Kindle 2 so you can switch from reading a book to listening. Although TTS technology has improved throughout the years, it is still very robotic sounding. It also lacks proper punctuation and tonality. It reads everything at a flat pace and voice. Continue reading “Consumers lose again”