In my eternal quest for a decent RSS feed for top World/National news, I decided to try subscribing to the New York Times online. But when I went to try to add them to my RSS reader, I discovered it wasn't that easy: their login page sometimes gives a captcha, so you can't just set a username and password in the RSS reader.
A common technique for sites like this is to log in with a browser, then copy the browser's cookies into your news reading program. At least, I thought it was a common technique -- but when I tried a web search, examples were surprisingly hard to find.
None of the techniques to examine or save browser cookies were all
that simple, so I ended up writing a
Python script to extract cookies from chromium and firefox browsers.
[ 11:19 Mar 30, 2021 More programming | permalink to this entry | ]