Daily Archives:June 14th, 2006

World Cup Mode

There’s been much debate here in the UK about whether the BBC is giving too much coverage to the football (soccer) World Cup. On their web site, they’ve come up with a neat solution: you can choose whether or not to put the site into ‘World Cup mode’.

It probably won’t be long before we’re able to do such things with our TVs and radios as well. The concept of discrete channels is so 20th century; soon your channels will be hierarchical. (‘Tonight I’m going to watch cnn.sports.hockey’). Or maybe you’ll simply tune your TV to a set of your favourite keywords…

mtr for Mac OS X

MTR is a useful command-line utility which combines ping and traceroute to display the path packets are taking between two machines.

I’ve compiled mtr-0.71 it for Mac OS X, and you can get it here: mtr.zip.

The zip file contains a universal binary, a man page, and a README file telling you what to do with them.

If you like this, you might also like my ports of wget and bacula-fd.

Lean on your patents

Michael Jackon leaning
Michael Jackson can lean forward at 45 degrees to the vertical. On stage. How does he do it? His patent reveals all…

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