Multi-Threaded Downloading with Wget

Jan 24th, 2011 | By

In the process of downloading a few thousand log files from one server to the next I suddenly had the need to do some serious multithreaded downloading in BSD, preferably with Wget as that was the simplest way I could think of handling this.  A little looking around led me to this little nugget: wget
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Getting wordpress to print the post date in a title of a post

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Wow, getting wordpress to print a few bloody words in the title of a post turned out to be a massive ordeal here.  For one of my projects I have a post that uses php (thanks to php-exec for allowing php be to be run inside of a WP post) to pull rss feeds and
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Oct 17th, 2009 | By

Did you go and change your WordPress theme and now your blog isn’t tracking stats properly? Well luckily for you the fix is simple and painless. Just go into your admin area and under appearance click on ‘Editor’. Open up the footer.php file and at the bottom just above the tag paste in this line:
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Lillly Allen: Not Fair – My new favorite song

Jun 25th, 2009 | By

Just found her today and immediately fell in love with her style, lyrics and sound.  Her music is as unique as the video is, such a wonderful style in the face of commercial mainstream.  Just watching it makes me smile, but then I started paying attention to the lyrics and it got that much better. 
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Yamaha Electone Stagea – Truly helping to realize human potential when married with technology

Jun 19th, 2009 | By

I was watching a performance on TED today of a young woman playing the Yamaha Electone Stagea.  Truly a remarkable piece of technology that allows the player to perform pieces that would normally take an entire orchestra.  The horns are always an instrument that I find electric keyboards don’t do justice but give it time
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Best Use of Music in Video Game Trailers

May 31st, 2009 | By

Added Multiwinia to the top because A.) I’ve got mad respect for Introversion and their products but this trailer is just a bold brilliant move.  The piano makes you instantly sad for the suffering and pain of war.  The brilliance lies that you feel, albeit only slightly, this tinge of sadness for the scenes you
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Domain Registry of Canada – scam

May 23rd, 2009 | By If at any point you receive correspondence from these guys do what any sensible person does and take the return stamped envelope, collect some animal feces with it and mail it back to their address.  They are a huge scam preying on the general ignorance of people saying that their .ca domains need to
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The sky is falling……. again…

Apr 22nd, 2009 | By Wired has a neat little piece about all of the times that humanity has gotten all gung-ho about the end of the world and that the powers that be were damn certain that this was it.  Surprise surprise they were wrong(we’re still here), and after 1000 years of predicting the end, and 1000 years
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Gun Control is for the birds? Ha! We need some bullet control!

Apr 21st, 2009 | By

I just added my two cents to a massive forum debate on gun control so I figured I would copy and paste my post here as it was already typed up and all 🙂 The whole argument about ‘if you crimilize guns only criminals will own guns’ is fear mongering at it’s best. I am
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Where the Wild Things are

Apr 11th, 2009 | By

What a delicious looking film.  An adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story, where Max, a disobedient little boy sent to bed without his supper, creates his own world–a forest inhabited by ferocious wild creatures that crown Max as their ruler Catherine Keener … Connie Max Records … Max Mark Ruffalo Lauren Ambrose … KW
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