vented spleen

blogging internet stupidity

Friday, March 31, 2006


i have a new favorite piece of software: multitail. you need cygwin to run it on windows, but it's worth the install.

i'm a big fan of logs. i've written a number of specific log parsers for my own use, but multitail has made some of them redundant.

if you need to track the progress of any number logs this program is indispensible.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

site meter

added sitemeter   to the page. it's also added to my blogger and msn spaces site.

Monday, March 06, 2006

rap sucks

rap "music". it sucks. it's the suckingest music that ever sucked.

when an example of that garbage gets nominated for an academy award you think "ok, they want to show the world that they're hip and with it and not a bunch of old hollywood cronies."

but then it wins, and you get some ignorant, illiterate, talentless fup accepting the award.

my prediction: next year ALL the nominees will be rap songs.

Friday, March 03, 2006

email clients

i still have thunderbird v1.5  on my system and i keep it up to date, but it's no longer my primary email client.

for that i'm back to agent. v3.2  has been released and it it included much needed features which probably should have been there as far back as 1998.

i read a lot of mailing lists and newsgroups and it was just too painful using thunderbird to do this. even though you can use the keyboard, thunderbird is oriented to the mouse. agent makes reading/working with email and newsgroups much easier.