Well, Andrew posted a map of where on the surface of the planet he has been. I figured that I couldn’t let that slide without some sort of reply, so here’s mine:
When I restart Mozilla Firefox, it loads all the tabs I had loaded before (did you know you can set your homepage to a set of tabs, not just one page? How do I get Mozilla to auto-magically remember which tabs I had opened last time?). For the G’Day world pod-cast, I get:
Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.
So I guess the way to use up all your bandwidth is to start a pod-cast. Heh.
-C (compress data stream) and -l (limit bandwidth used) conflict with each other? How? Well, I was copying a very compressible file, in fact, I was transferring 200 k-bytes per second on a link capable of 25 k-bytes per second when I noticed this. scp is using the actual delta on disc as the metric for bandwidth used, so when I ask for it to limit the bandwidth, it gets real confused by the 200 k-byte speed, and ends up tapering to a tenth of the request bandwidth.
So, with rather good timing, my RSI has started acting up again. I suspect it has something to do with spending two solid days typing XML comments into C# code — those angle brackets are a killer. Anyways, luckily it’s the holiday season, so I don’t have to be back in the office until Thursday next week. That will give my anti-inflamatories (something called Mobic) time to kick in. They’ve previously been very good, so I have hopes for them this time too.
I am extremely disappointed to learn that I’ve had the lyrics wrong all this time.
Rory, you sir are one of the weirdest people that I’ve ever seen online. You’re also one of the funniest. I hope that the therapy works out for you.
By the way, you have a gift for writing. Keep it up.
If people are concerned about the amount of bandwidth that is being used by RSS feeds being downloaded every hour or whatever to check for changes, then why doesn’t the next version of the RSS specification just implement a “ask me again in x minutes” field? I’ve read the RSS spec a while ago, and I don’t remember anything like that being there, although I might just be senile (I haven’t checked that it really isn’t there before writing this).
It just strikes me as silly that my aggregator pulls updates for every feed every 90 minutes (that’s what I configured it to) when some feeds clearly change every 10 minute