Hangout Transcripts

I saved a transcript because it had lots of useful information but couldn't make sense of it so here I try mining it with a script. Click to format.

We start with a list of authors. I tab separated fields to get started using Sublime's multi-select for each name then formed the working list of participants.

cat split.txt| cut -f2 | sort | uniq

David Bovill Eric Dobbs Marc Pierson Michael Mehaffy Olaf Brugman Pete Forsyth Peter Dimitrios Unknown Sender You


Open and then select the chat div.


Paste into a file named by the date.

pbpaste > 2020-12-12.html

Upload this to an asset with the format.html script.