Google Reader cache-ing feed behavior

Monday, April 21st, 2008

In the last couple months I’ve been “farming out” several domains from the site. I previously hosted my South Carolina Genealogy, North Carolina Genealogy and Online Radio TV sites all in the same virtual server as Well, I’ve noticed some strange behavior from Google Reader as a result…. read on.    Send article […]

Google Maps and package tracking

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

I saw this over the weekend and saw it as marginally more useful than traditional package tracking…. This is called and is a mashup of package tracking and google maps. I don’t know, I mean, when I read that a package is in Cincinnati, I have a pretty good idea of WHERE that is, […]

RSS feed to spread the word of software updates

Friday, August 4th, 2006

The computer security landscape today is such that pretty much ALL software, whether it’s Operating System, Office Suite, Web browser or device driver is at any given time “the weakest link”. One of my dreams as someone that does IT is “what IF there were an easy way to keep track of updates for software?” […]

The Google Problem Part 2

Tuesday, May 16th, 2006

If you know me…. you know I have a HARD time putting down a problem that’s unsolved. Even if it’s a problem that really doesn’t have a solution (in my control at least)… I have a tendency to look and analyze, turn it over and try and find out as much as I can about […]

Google News graduates

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

One of Google’s longest Beta-tests… Google News has now graduated from beta status. There is a “suggest news stories” options in the personalized search feature. I wondered if it would ever be non-beta. Somewhere along the line I had read speculation that the holdup was advertising and there was trepidation that targetted ads within Google […]

Bashpodder linux podcasting client

Monday, January 16th, 2006

So, juice (formerly known as ipodder) was a bit too gui-only for my tastes, I took a look at bashpodder which is a bash-script based podcast client. Really, this is very much to my liking as it can be scripted to run via cron (or at)… basically, there are three required files from the main […]

Juice – formerly ipodder podcast client for Linux (Windows and Mac too…)

Monday, January 16th, 2006

I’ve been playing around a bit with podcast clients the last couple of days. I’ve been finding online news feeds for the site and for many of those I have bash scripts to handle downloading or streaming the audio available from shortwave broadcasters. I did run across a few podcasts too though and thought […]

Using the command line in linux – part 4

Monday, January 16th, 2006

Dealing with text…. we’ve looked at a couple of basics on logging in and starting to use the command line and hopefully not feeling too helpless there… we’ve seen ways to navigate directories and how to find new commands and how to find out more about how to use them. Now it’s time to talk […]

Scheduling tasks in linux – the at command

Monday, January 16th, 2006

I did an article a while back about cron and scheduling tasks in linux (I also mentioned kron which is a graphical interface for cron scheduling…). That works well and good for things that happen on a recurring basis, but the next question is what if I want to schedule a command (or series of […]

Direct links to international broadcasters audio streams

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

I’ve posted several things over at the site. For starters I’ve got links to a few international (shortwave) broadcasters live audio streams and where available their “latest” english news update (and in some cases spanish and other languages.) I’ve also started posting some bash scripts there that can directly start mplayer streaming a feed. […]