HITs running out at breakneck speed

Today is not a turking day either. HITs are running out so fast I doubt if I could grab any of them without the help of the script. But even with its help, I’ve only been able to grab 40 IA HITs so far but at least all HITs got cleared immediately.

HIT status summary – 802 submitted and USD18.04 earned so far. Not that bad after all, given that I’ve only spent a few hours doing it while surfing other blogs at the same time.

Well, let’s see how things go for the rest of the night…


November 29, 2005 at 12:31 am 6 comments

Script makes things easier turking

At the beginning, I refused to use any sort of scripts to help me complete the tasks on Mechanical Turk. But the more I turked the more annoying it has became (clicking “accept HIT”, scrolling down the page to view all the photos, clicking on the radio button and then clicking “submit HIT” and so on…). So I’ve decided to install the script provided by CThomas.

To run this script, you need to be on FireFox 1.5 which can be downloaded from here.

After installing FireFox, install Greasemonkey 0.6.3 which can be found here.

Installing Greasemonkey is easy. Just download it from the link and choose “save as”, save the file to anywhere you want, as long as it’s a location you’ll remember later. After you’ve saved the file, drag it onto a FireFox browser window (or use the “open with” FireFox option) and it will install itself the next time you open FireFox.

Once you’ve both FireFox and Greasemonkey installed, go grab the newest IA (Image Adjustment) script here. When you’re on that page, just move your mouse over to the “Install this Script” link on the upper right corner. Right click on the link and choose “Install this script / Install user script” and you’re done.

To read more about this script, check out this post on Turker Nation and the script description on UserScripts.org.

amazon mechanical turk image adjustment script screenshot

November 28, 2005 at 8:12 pm 8 comments

Still no HITs on Mechanical Turk…

Sucks… waited one whole night and day (it’s almost 20:00 in Hong Kong), still no HITs available except the CAN… Amazon ! Gimme more HITs !

November 28, 2005 at 7:48 pm 1 comment

Not able to do available HITs

Another problem, again, is it just me?

It usually happens to me when a group of IA tasks has less than 500 HITs left. When I click on the “view a HIT in this group” link, it would say that there is no HITs available for me in that group. But I’m so sure there ARE available HITs coz when I refresh (and refresh and refresh) and click “HITs available to you” again, the HITs are still there !

What could be wrong here? Could it be my cache problem? Thoughts, anyone? 😦

Mechanical Turk snapshot

November 28, 2005 at 1:50 am Leave a comment

Mechanical Turk back online, but not the HIT status


November 28, 2005 at 1:45 am Leave a comment

Mechanical Turk site down

Well, sort of. HITs are not available, nor the dashboard information. Hope it gets back online soon 😦

November 28, 2005 at 12:22 am Leave a comment

Beverly Hills HITs running out…

I was lucky enough to have grabbed a dozen of Beverly Hills IA HITs before they all ran out. I’ve only done about 160 HITs today, not a turking day for me I guess…

November 27, 2005 at 10:58 pm Leave a comment

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