An Idle Mind is a Devil's Workshop

Sat 12 January 2008 by Thejaswi Puthraya

An idle mind is a devil's workshop

On thursday, my previous semester results were out. I logged on to the site and checked out my result. My result was anything but surprising. Then I thought to myself, "Why not give people the freedom to compare their marks with their peers'".

This idea excited me and I wrote a python script that used BeautifulSoup to soup everyone's marks and then create an HTML table that would use YUI for the ajaxy effect.

Thanks to Python's ultra simplicity and sheer power, my script was done in one and half hour after the results were out.

Check out the results at and