Today, I received an email from the Twitter Developer Platform, informing me that my bot was suspended from accessing the Twitter API. I tried to appeal the decision, but the web form kept giving me an error.
I knew this day was coming when I had to give up on this bot, I used DarkSky's API to get the current weather, which API was disconnected on 31 March 2023. Strangely enough, my bot continued to work for a while after that. Just all feels pretty sudden.
As a lover of good food, I've always been curious about restaurant health inspections. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a tool that makes it easy to explore Toronto's DineSafe data.
I built a scraper using Python and the sqlite-utils library. It gathers data on restaurant inspections and stores it in a SQLite database. But I didn't stop there – I added some automation magic to make the process even more fun!
Datasette is a super cool tool that lets you explore and visualize data in a fun and interactive way. So, whether you're a foodie, data enthusiast, or just curious about what's happening behind the scenes in your favorite restaurant, this project is for you.