Robert Scoble Microsoft Geek Blogger is taking back his life and will not be updating his link blog
I did subscribe but only viewed it occasionaly, I prefer his main blog, so no tears here.
If your a geek then I reccomend you check his blog out.
Scobles Link Blog just came back to life Aprils Fool?
My brother and I have decided to setup a community hosting project. We are going to install an SDSL line at his house and offer colocation to anyone who meet a few basic criteria, we are also going to build one server for shared hosting. We are going to place some rigid restrictions on the size and power of the servers to keep the costs down.
For £10 a month and for non-commercial activity we will host any server that meets the following criteria.
- cpu: 1000mhz max
- 1 Hard drive <= 7200 rpm
- Size: XPC Shuttle or smaller
- Noise: Quiet i.e. no 10,000 rpm delta fans!
- Any Os you get complete authority over your server and your own IP address
This is aimed at geek enthusiasts and community sites that are not for profit, basically people who would love to have a 1mbps up connection but can’t justify the cost of installing one or using a professional colo facility.
The cheapest I have seen this type of service for is £30 a month in a Uni datacenter in Manchester. If you are interested then drop me an email using the link in the bottom right and side of the site.
If you are into listening to podcasts then you probably have some sort of aggregator to download your favourite podcasts automatically. I use iPodder for the PC which has just been upgraded to version 2.0. This version has lots of new functionality including a resizable user interface. They have also added a download tab so it is easy to track what is currently being downloaded. There is now a clean up function that allows you to delete old shows, and I now realise (thanks to Martijn Venrooy) this can be used on feeds you no longer subscribe to.
When I upgraded I found that some of the dormant feeds I had subscribed to in the old version suddenly sprung into life namely Engadget and G4TV, this meant that after upgrading there was around 50 queued downloads, this might cause a problem for users who have a restriction on the amount of data their ISP allows them to download monthly (this is becoming common in the UK).
There are still a couple of features I would like to see added, there is no search facility in the directory, Chuck over at ChuckChat.com agrees with me that this is essential. I would also like the option to be able to disable downloads for a feed, at the moment if I wish to do this I have to completely remove the feed. If later I want to resubscribe I have to go and find the link. I have emailed the dev team offering a bribe in the form of a $50 donation to be paid when I see these features appear.
I’m confused why they have added the ability to play podcasts automatically after download, if like me you don’t like this feature then you can disable it in the preferences menu.
Overall the new version is a real step forward and I would recomend you upgrade soon.
Well if your reading this I have successfully posted my first post