I am a big fan of GoodReads a social network for people who read books.
I read a lot, and I like that I can see what other people think before starting a book, and I can put my short reviews, and I can see what I have been reading, and lots more.
In fact, goodreads is going to be a big part of a project I am starting with some PyAr guys.
One thing I have been lazy about is adding my book list to goodreads, because it's a bit of a chore.
Well, chore no more!
Here's how to do it, the hacker way...
Get a cheap webcam
Get a book
Get a 7-line python program (included below)
Cute, isn't it?
Here's the code:
import os p=os.popen('/usr/bin/zbarcam','r') while True: code = p.readline() print 'Got barcode:', code isbn = code.split(':') os.system('chromium http://www.goodreads.com/search/search?q=%s'%isbn)