For those of you who grab stuff via Bittorrent using azureus, here’s a nice setup. I installed the html webui for azureus and started azureus in console-ui mode. You’ll need to grab these two extra .jar files [1,2]. Throw them into your into the directory where you have azureus installed and run the following command to startup azureus:
java -jar Azureus2.jar --ui=console
Things will kick off, and now you have a remotely accessable azureus on port 6886 (by default). I’ve setup my firewall rules so that I can access the webui from work, just in case. Oh, I guess you’ll want to configure the webui with a username and password as well. You can do that in the options for plugin when azureus is running in GUI mode.
Once its all setup, you’ll get something this:
Then you’ll be able to stop, start, upload, remove torrents remotely. Nice 🙂
OK, so after my post yesterday, I just had to try and do something at it. At the moment I’ll have to forget about exporting my currently dugg links. But, I’m managed to create a basic greasemonkey script to add a “save to del.icio.us” link on digg.com. Requirements are firefox with the greasemonkey plugin installed.
It’ll grab the title, description and category (which it’ll use as a tag) for the post and save it to del.icio.us using the del.icio.us api. Its pretty basic right now (this is just an initial release) but I guess I’ll try and make it so when you press the “save to del.icio.us” button, you get a popup, so that you can then change the tags, description, etc.
It works properly on the front pages, but in other sections, it’ll grab some pretty weird stuff for the tags, so precede with caution!
The script can get found and installed from here.
Just pondering something which doing a quick google for didn’t come up with any results; being able to sync links that I’ve “dugg” on digg.com over to my del.icio.us account.
I’ve got quite a few links dugg now, and quite a few of them I couldn’t be arsed tagging again in del.icio.us. I guess I could export my dugg links using the provided rss feed, but then, how would I know whether I’ve already tagged it on del.icio.us? I guess del.icio.us doesn’t really care, but I’m more concerned about speed. Having to download a stack of links that I might have tagged, then uploading them again might be a bit time consuming.
I guess the ideal situation would be if digg.com just automatically posted to del.icio.us each time you dugg something.
For the time being, perhaps I could extract the dugg links using the rss feed, do some wrangling of the text and then submit the links using the del.icio.us api for posting.
Looks like America’s Finest News Sources, The Onion has put their entire archive online for free (this was previously a paid premium service). Awesome!
On the weekend I went to the Sydney Powerhouse Museum to hear a talk on podcasting which was part of the Sydney Design Festival 05. Not a crazily indepth talk (a bit basic for me, but Rozie wanted to go and check it out) but it was interesting to hear a guy from ABC Radio National talking about how they are using podcasting in conjuction with their shows.
So being a little bit influenced by the talk, I’m taking advantage of del.icio.us‘s ability to handle rss enclosures, and I’m now bookmarking dj mixes I come across that I like or recommend. In effect this becomes my own DIY podcast.
Subscribe to the feed/podcast here.
If you’re on Telstra Bigpond, you might have noticed that everyone’s usage meter got reset to 0MB over the weekend. Apparently it was because they’d been counting bandwidth usages from their “unmetered” sites such as Bigpond Files, Gamearena, etc. There’s some more talk on the subject over at the Whirlpool Forums.
Lastminute Auction is a great site if you’re an eBay auction hunter like myself. The site only lists eBay auctions that have less than an hour to go and are under $1. Looks like they even have an Australian section to the site. Oh happy days!
Hours of fun (OK, perhaps really minutes) to be had over at the Polaroid-o-nizer. The above image is what it did to this picture. If you’re that way inclined, there’s a copy of the php script that does this for your own use.
Lots of interesting, scary, funny confessions over at group hug (via Beta’s, via Stu)
A random quote:
I once asked a boy to take a shower with me. and he said “no thanks, I dont want to get my hair wet”
They’ve also got an RSS feed if you’re into that kinda thing as well.
What the fuck is this shit all about??? So there’s social networking type sites like Orkut, Friendster and Yahoo 360. Now there’s this Names Database bullshit. The others were fine. You could put in a little information as you wanted. With this site, you have to give it atleast 4 email addresses of other people before you can start using it without telling you why? If you want it completely unlocked, you have to give it a total of 24 email addresses. What sort of fucking email harvesting scam is this??? And if you don’t want to give it 24 email addresses (these have to be unique email addresses that no one email have invited before) you have to cough up $1.00 a month for a years membership. FUCK THAT SHIT! The Names Database can go and eat shit!
Well, well. After having this broadband service with Telstra Bigpond for a while, Telstra have changed from “perhaps we’ll cap you when you go over 10gig” to “we will cap you when you go over 10gig”. Not super-happy about it, but hey, I was expecting to happen one day. They’re stating that they’ll cap accounts to 64kbps (that’s a small b, so bits). People over at Whirlpool are bitching that they can’t get downloads up to 64kbps, but hey, you’ve gotta remember tcp overhead as well. So far, 64kbps seems ok for checking my emails and general web browsing, although I think alot of this is helped along by my proxy server. I might look into ADSL2 later on in the year when pricing starts to get a little more competitive.
Reported all of the web today is that the so hot right now photo management and sharing website Flickr has been bought by Yahoo! Hopefully not that’ll mean that the incredibly sucky Yahoo! Photos will suck a lot less.
Just testing out the Flickr service. According to Flickr:
Flickr is the best way to store, sort, search and share your photos online. There is a huge mass of photos in the world, and Flickr provides a way to organize yours, and for you and your friends and family to tell your stories about them.
It also allows you to post to your blog entries about your’s or other peoples’ photos.
I’m not too sure if I’ll end up using this since I’ve already got my own gallery, but its always fun to play around with this stuff.
A nice plugin for the Mozilla Suite
that I only stumbled across last night is netusage
. It displays your current net usage for your broadband connection, especially great for Australian broadband users who have “unlimited
” or capped plans.
Wow, so everyone is getting gmail for their little 1Gb email boxes. Looking on dorja:
Disk quotas for user daveg (uid xxx): none
And there’s seems to be about 19.5Gb free at the moment as well… *cough* 😉
I wouldn’t mind checking out gmailfs though.
Meh. LinkBitch got mentioned on 2SER this morning. Don’t they know that del.icio.us is sooo much hotter? 😉
With the recent changes in the Movable Type licensing, heaps of people have been moving across to the much more free GPLed WordPress blogging software which this blog is running on. A nice article over at Sitepoint linking to some people of interest, one of them stating that they have WordPress up and running in 4 minutes. So what was your problem then, eh Royal? 😉
You’re a Spirograph!! You’re pretty tripped out, even though you’ve been known to be a bit boring at times. You manage to serve your
purpose in life while expending hardly any effort (and are probably stoned to the gills all the while).
What childhood toy from the 80s are you?
I’ve been getting some artists that I like into my Last.FM profile. Looking at the details for Theo Parrish’s First Floor album it had some similiar artists such as Queen, Limp Bizkit, Wu Tang Clan and Sonic Youth. Riiight…
For those of you unfamiliar with Last.FM is a personal radio station that “builds up a personal profile of your music taste, consisting of tracks you added to your profile and tracks you listened to on Last.fm.” It also ties in nicely with Audioscrobbler which is developed by the same people. Audioscrobbler is “a computer system that builds up a detailed profile of your musical taste. After installing an Audioscrobbler Plugin, your computer sends the name of every song you play to the Audioscrobbler Server.”
Their both worth checking out and its fun to see what your friends have been listening to.
Audioscrobbler also offers RSS feeds of what you’ve been listening to so you can extract that data and use it like I have in the side bar of this blog in the “10 recently played songs” section.