1. Instagram with Javascript

    First things first, Instagram doesn’t have an open API. A client must be authenticated to retrieve users and their media. Luckily, the API does support JSONP, so we can create a front-end gallery with just an access token.

    Instagram doesn’t allow a client to grab media by username, a user id is required. So, we have to chain a couple calls together, if we only have a username.

    Warning: You really don’t want to float an access token around that doesn’t belong to the current user. i.e. Don’t acquire your own and hardcode it into your application.

  2. Grab your Halo Reach Stats with YQL and jQuery

    EDIT: This has been deprecated. Check my reachKDR repo on github for some Zepto + YQL ninjary.

    Well, they (Bungie) haven’t released their API, so I scraped my Kill/Death ratio (which is terrible at the moment) using YQL and jQuery. Hooah.

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  3. The purpose of Data.gov is to increase public access to high value, machine readable datasets generated by the Executive Branch of the Federal Government.

    — Data.gov (via heyitsnoah)