I forgot which auction sniper I used for ebay in the past. Did a quick google search and found Gixen, a free bid sniper. This post and this post seems to lend the site some credibility. I always feel a little skeptical when handling over my credentials…
Project Gutenberg offers free books that are in the public domain (eg, copyright has expired). Some of the Math books are even typewritten using LaTeX. Cool!
I’m debating the idea (hype) of flipping the classroom for one of my classes next Fall where students watch lecture videos at home (or elsewhere) so I could spend class time doing more hands-on activities like discussing the art of data analysis and how to solve problems with statistics. I think Khan Academy, Udacity, and… Read more »
Yes, many radio shows are available as podcasts. However, some are not. If a radio show is also broadcasted via a live stream online, then we could record it with streamripper. I did so as follow: sudo apt-get install streamripper ## install ## record for 60 seconds streamripper http://kpcclive1.publicradio.org:80/ -s -l 60 -a “Prarie -… Read more »
Some sites require a user to login or authenticate before a file could be downloaded. To do so with wget, make use of the –post-data and –save-cookies arguments as described here. We first have to view the source of the html file, determine the name of the variables to post, and pass these information onto… Read more »
Read this interesting post where the author sets up a wordpress blog with nginx on an Amazon EC2 instance. Author claims he could handle 10 million hits a day. I should explore nginx some day.
I toyed with Amazon EC2 last year by migrating my web server there. After issuing shutdown -P in Ubuntu last week, my instance disappeared from the list in the AWS dashboard. I seeked help and found out that some AMI’s are set to terminate at shutdown. Unfortunately, the AMI I used was one of them…. Read more »
I read this interesting post the other day about how to break those annoying CAPTCHA’s by utilizing cheap labor (like $1 for 1,000 captchas) from less developed countries with services like Antigate. Kind of a cool thought, but that would just mean it’s easier for the spammers to work.
This site allows me to convert what I write to LaTeX or MathML codes. I think it’s conversion or translation is quite accurate after a quick test.