test 07/29/2007

Howto: Use rtorrent like a pro « Motho ke motho ka botho  Annotated

    This time, instead of introducing you to rtorrent nice and easy, like I did with cplay, I’m going to give you a brief tour, and then I’ll show you something very cool you can do with it. rtorrent is an amazing, complex, powerful program that is at the same time sleek, clean, comprehensive and ultralight — and I’m giving you just one small idea of its potential.
    • But first, let’s scratch the surface. Like a lot of console-driven programs, the startup screen for rtorrent is … rather dry. - post by joel
    • To add a torrent, press return and navigate to the torrent file. In this example, I’m using the latest HYPE album, “Just a Catwalk from Heaven,” from Jamendo. I can’t guarantee you’ll like it, but it’s a free and legal download and it makes for a good example. - post by joel

    Sleep Your Way to Better Fitness – lifehack.org  Annotated

      One of the biggest motivators to getting exercise is simply to be rested, healthy and energetic – impossible without enough sleep. This is simple and basic, like most of what the Zen masters taught. Science teaches that it takes a certain amount and quality of sleep to:
      • Most people fall off the exercise wagon after about three weeks. Their motivation for it crashes when they do not maintain or change to healthy sleeping habits. - post by joel

      The real cost of bottled water

        George Orwell: 12 Writing Tips  Annotated

           George expressed a strong dislike of totalitarian governments in his work, but he was also passionate defender of good writing.  Thus, you may want to hear some of George’s writing tips.*
          • 1. What am I trying to say?
            2. What words will express it?
            3. What image or idiom will make it clearer?
            4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?

             - post by joel

          The end of e-mail: discover new ways to stay in touch – Independent Online Edition > Sci_Tech  Annotated

            The problem with all those messages was clear. “Eighty-five per cent
            were totally not important to my job,” Lennard says. His bank was well
            aware of the statistics about e-mail overload, and that too much information
            harms productivity. One study from Hewlett-Packard, for instance, found that
            workers constantly distracted by e-mail and phone calls suffer a temporary
            10-point fall in their IQ – more than twice that found in studies of the
            impact of smoking a joint.
            • Whether at home or the office, all of our inboxes are overflowing. Even after spam filters have removed the obviously unnecessary pest mails, many of us are reeling under the sheer weight of new messages. In a recent poll at the IT news site Silicon.com, 33 per cent of respondents said they receive between 51 and 100 e-mails a day. In a similar poll two years ago, that figure was 23 per cent.

               - post by joel

            Architectural miracles of nature (//STATiC)

              Chinese flip flop: so cheap, so dangerous (29 pics) (//STATiC)

                Kitchen Soap » Blog Archive » Slides from ‘Capacity Planning for LAMP’ talk at MySQL Conf 2007  Annotated

                  This was a fun talk. I saw a lot of nods in the audience when I mentioned things pertaining to social

                    O’Reilly Radar > Web 2.0 and Databases Part 1: Second Life  Annotated

                      From my end, the worst MySQL moment was when, in the midst of a colo move we decided that we could bring the system back up before we had moved our slave database. After all, what are the odds of the primary going down in the 2 hours it would take to schlep the slave over and bring it up? Apparently the odds were 100%.
                        Like everybody else, we started with One Database All Hail The Central Database, and have subsequently been forced into clustering. However, we’ve eschewed any of the general purpose cluster technologies (mysql cluster, various replication schemes) in favor of explicit data partitioning. So, we still have a central db that keeps track of where to find what data (per-user, for instance), and N additional dbs that do the heavy lifting. Our feeling is that this is ultimately far more scalable than black-box clustering. Right now we’re still in the transition process, so we remain vulnerable to overload. As Cory mentioned, we’re moving to an HTTP-based internal communication model in order to improve our flexibility.
                          • Like everybody else, we started with One Database All Hail The Central Database, and have subsequently been forced into clustering. However, we’ve eschewed any of the general purpose cluster technologies (mysql cluster, various replication schemes) in favor of explicit data partitioning. So, we still have a central db that keeps track of where to find what data (per-user, for instance), and - post by joel

                          Welcome to Opportunity Alert

                            Build a Web spider on Linux  Annotated

                              A spider is a program that crawls the Internet in a specific way for a
                              specific purpose. The purpose could be to gather information or to understand the
                              structure and validity of a Web site. Spiders are the basis for modern search
                              engines, such as Google and AltaVista. These spiders automatically retrieve data
                              from the Web and pass it on to other applications that index the contents of the
                              Web site for the best set of search terms.
                              • When you think of a spider in nature, you think of it in its interactions with an environment, not in isolation. The spider sees and feels its way around, moving from one place to another in a meaningful way. Web spiders operate in a similar way. A Web spider is a program written in a high-level language. It interacts with its environment through the use of networking protocols, such as the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for the Web. If your spider wants to communicate with you, it can use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to send an e-mail message. - post by joel
                              When you think of a spider in nature, you think of it in its interactions with an
                              environment, not in isolation. The spider sees and feels its way around, moving
                              from one place to another in a meaningful way. Web spiders operate in a similar
                              way. A Web spider is a program written in a high-level language. It interacts with
                              its environment through the use of networking protocols, such as the Hypertext
                              Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for the Web. If your spider wants to communicate with
                              you, it can use the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to send an e-mail
                              message.

                                Startupping – A Community for Internet Entrepreneurs

                                  Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech 2005  Annotated

                                      Google Architecture | High Scalability

                                        SlideShare » List —many scalablity ppt

                                          MIT OpenCourseWare | About OCW

                                            Kaleidoscope Painter  Annotated

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                                              browser.

                                                When death comes calling, so does Oscar the cat – CNN.com

                                                  All Things Distributed: Reading References
                                                  Reading References

                                                    VideoDL.org – Download Online Video (Google Video, YouTube etc) in a Flash!

                                                      Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life – Google Scalability Conference Trip Report: MapReduce, BigTable, and Other Distributed System Abstractions for Handling Large Datasets

                                                        defmacro – Weblocks – A Common Lisp web framework

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