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Mandrake Linux 8.2

mandrake82- (4k image)Mandrake Linux 8.2 was just released for download. I was watching the web site and started my download within minutes of it becoming available. According to the estimate of my ftp program it's going to be more than 12 hours before I get the first disc image. Guess I'm not the only one downloading this...

sunil|65.208.137.206|||1|3|18|2002|1|28|2|PM|neat OS. Why not just buy it (I am sure it's cheap to buy) instead of taking 12 hrs od download. dude do you have a dsl line? John|192.168.0.2||http://kacked.com|1|3|18|2002|1|46|17|PM|Buy it? That goes counter to the philosophy the internet is founded on. Ha! I killed that download cause I found a faster one. I should have all three disks in about an hour. I'm on cable buddy! John|192.168.0.2||http://kacked.com|1|3|18|2002|2|38|31|PM|Well... I was getting great throughput until someone posted on Slashdot that Mandrake 8.2 was available for download. Now my ftp clients are estimating that it will be a couple of hours. I'll live. John|192.168.0.2||http://kacked.com|1|3|18|2002|4|55|45|PM|Got it all. Only took 2 1/2 hours to download all three iso images. Now I'm burning them. Having some problems with the power supply of my Linux desktop machine overheating. Maybe it won't stay cool long enough to burn the discs. hmm. sunil|128.125.227.78|||1|3|18|2002|8|49|21|PM|Yuo should prbably get a larger wattage power supply with some serious fans!


RSS News Aggregator

Trying to come up with something that puts all my news in one spot. All the news I get off the web anyway (is there really any other source for news?) Probably going to end up using a combination of the following tools:

Peerat: this looks like the winner so far. It's cross platform --runs anywhere Python runs. The results can be integrated into my web site, though I'm not sure I will be doing that. Guess I'm looking for my own version of Userland Radio which I find difficult to setup and use. Maybe all this will be easier when there is an Internet Exploder for Linux...

Amphetadesk: (Windows and Mac only) this is pretty cool. Kind of a poor man's Userland Radio. The blurb from the frontpage:

"...AmphetaDesk is a news aggregator - it sits on your desktop, downloads the latest news that interests you, and displays them in a quick and easy to use (and customizable!) webpage. With thousands of channels for selection, AmphetaDesk can shave hours off your day..."

One thing that bugs me about it is there seems to be no way to get it to automatically update the news. It does it after you start the thing up. No big deal if you're only looking at a few web sites but since I'm trying to get a snapshot of the entire web while having my morning coffee... well, it's a bummer! I would recommend this one for people that are stuck using Windows (I guess that would be most everybody.) I did run across another tool: Newzcrawler. But couldn't test it. Apparently it uses some Internet Exploder components and since that's not installed here it wouldn't work. Maybe the Linux challenged among you can check it out and report back?

Sitescooper: been using this since I had a Palm Pilot (now Visor) to scoop all the news and make it portable. I'll probably continue doing so. Nothing like reading the news on you handheld. Many scoff at this but someday (sooner than later) they'll be reading their news on a similar device.


RSS Syndication

Experimenting with rss syndication. Added slashdot to the sidebar. I probably won't keep it there. It looks weird and makes the page load slower. But it's done automatically.

sunil|65.208.137.206|||1|3|18|2002|10|28|25|AM|this additional piece of information is causing more load times. i think it is irrelevant information. tops you could post a link to slashdot. most people already know of slashdot and are not coming to your site to get the latest timely highlights in slashdot. we want more info on you, your life, your interests, and maybe references/links to interesting articles that you found on slashdot. John|192.168.0.2||http://kacked.com|1|3|18|2002|10|37|22|AM|I know. It's an experiment. There's a way to do it where it doesn't add to the load time. The purpose of my experiment is more about how to get slashdot to put ME on their site than the other way around. I'm not sure I can think of anybody that wants an rss feed of my site on theirs but I'm going to have the link on for it on my site. I want to be as big as Matt Drudge. Not.



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