Day: February 25, 2003

  • PyPI: Python Packages Index

    Python Packages Index, a sanctioned listing of Python packages is online now.

    Where can I get the recent updates RSS feed?


    Josh, a.k.a. nf0, and Richard both note that an RSS feed was in front of my face.  The ultimate lazyweb in action, I didn’t even have to send a trackback to the lazyweb.  Needless to say, I’m subscribed now.

  • No Time For Websites: Gimme My RSS

    Brad Wilson:

    At this point in my life, if a site doesn’t offer RSS, I don’t have the time to consume it.

    Yep.  Props go out to the people who offer multiple feeds: excerpt feeds for people who like it that way and full feeds for people like Brad and I.

  • Via’s 1GHZ Mini-ITX

    The Register notes that Via has released a 1GHz C3 processor-based Mini-ITX motherboard/CPU combo.  My Via Eden Mini-ITX is still chugging along with Red Hat 8.0, though the built-in nic burned out a few months ago.  For more CPU-intensive stuff I can see the 1GHz C3 rocking.  Of course, for massive horsepower, the Shuttle stuff is top notch.

    It also looks like this version has a heatsink/fan combo, whereas my Eden is silent with just a heatsink.  It doesn’t make much of a difference though, given the drone from other machines running in the background…

  • Jakarta Commons Net


    This is an Internet protocol suite Java library originally developed by ORO, Inc. This version supports Finger, Whois, TFTP, Telnet, POP3, FTP, NNTP, SMTP, and some miscellaneous protocols like Time and Echo as well as BSD R command support.

    It looks like some of the implementations might be a little more low level than some of us might want to deal with, but that’s a ton of protocols to have at your disposal.  Rock on, Jakarta.  Get yer goodies here.

  • PyCon Speakers

    The list of speakers at PyCon DC 2003 has been posted to the PyCon Wiki.

    I’ll be registering when I get paid on Friday.

  • Audioblogging/Moblogging

    CNet weighs in on the audioblogging/moblogging trend.  I had a quick chat over IM with Paul Festa this evening.  He was trying to figure out if this whole moblogging/audioblogging thing is going to be huge or if it’s a passing fad.

    I think we’re all trying to figure that out.