It's been a long while without a post, without system updates, without Drupal updates. Today, I have rectified all of that! As Kirby said, "You're either Elite or you're not". And as you know, I strive to be elite.
It's been a busy first quarter of 2022 for me. Over the last two years, I've developed a system to allow me to monitor the display and video advertising across the Brands that I and my team are responsible for managing.
It started out as a swarm of python scripts, using Selenium, to monitor small aspects of the advertising footprint, aka Slaughterbots
In the last year, I've been able to integrate the scripts, allowing them to identify the targets for monitoring and combine both the display and video advertising into universal scripts. In order to do that, I had to first increase my knowledge of how things are supposed to work. That in itself was very valuable. Next, was the programming aspect of how to gather, test, and present the information.
I'm able to spend an hour every morning to review the reports to identify issues, not only with Ads, but also with the Site technology. Just a few years ago, it would take HOURS to collect the raw data and assemble the results into something actionable.
At this point, my scripts can do a more thorough job of analysis, than I can. It follows every detail, every time.
While I'm happy that this system has evolved to be very useful, I know there is more that can be done, and better. There are still some technology hold-backs, like monitoring a LIVE, DRM-protected stream in headless mode. This keeps me engaged and looking toward becoming better in the future
And that is the attitude that separates those who are Elite, with those who are not.