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Scraping pdf, doc, and docx with Scrapy

In February 2017, Google announced its plans to discontinue its Google Site Search product. Those clients of Imaginary Landscape who had relied on Google to provide their users with a search engine service for their website looked to us for a new solution. Finding no obvious equivalent replacement, we decided to create our own website scraper and accompanying search app.

Let's Encrypt with Alternative ACME Client

Let's Encrypt is a great solution for automating the process of issuing SSL certificates. On systems with older software packages, however, Let's Encrypt can be a pain to set up in the recommended way. The use of a pure shell implementation of the ACME protocol can alleviate that process.