It just looks like a have no good hand at choosing consumer electronics. I have the second time
troubles with a Zyxel
device. My ZyXEL G-560 access point
is constantly overheating and therefore not able to make a reliable wireless connection. After getting mad of switching it of, cooling it down and switching it on again serval times a day I decided to do something.
I just removed the case and put the circuite board on a wooden socket. Only a few minutes of work, the hardest part was to remove the antenna and to find the right screws. The nacked access point work so far just fine.
I had the idea to write a script that find out which people you might add to your delicious network
, based on the links you have in common. Probably this idea was unconsciously influenced by my co-worker Stefan how had a similar idea for tilllate-users. Unfortunately you don't get the information you need for this out of the del.icio.us api
. So I wrote a littel screen-scraper that sucked the information directly from the del.icio.us frontend
. Unfortunately I run the first few time into the Yahoo-"you shall not steal"-guard
. (Even if I did wait one second between request, seems that for the frontend you have to wait even longer between requests.) This weekend I increased the timeout between requests massively and it did work (but very slow).
The idea is pretty simple:
- The script get's your last 100 links
- It does search then all the links that are saved by other person as well
- It does save all person that have saved this link by username
- Afterwards it does callculate how often a username is saved
- It does order the usernames by occurrence
- It does print out the first 100 usernames with information if they are fan of you or in your network
As the script is, because of the trottling, very slow I can only give you a small sample of output here
. If you're near to my "network"
likelihood might be big to find you on the list
. As you see I did not spend a lot of time in html formating ;-) I did use PHP
for scripting, XML_HTML_Sax3
for parsing and Cache_Lite
for, well, caching.
I hear and read the world scaling so often lately that I earnestly think about giving it a fixed field on my bullshit bingo card. As a lot of words on bullshit bingo, scaling is often misused.
After talking with Mirko and reading a lot of blogs I really think the world needs yet another one. So this article tries to try to kill 4 common misunderstandings of scaling, because scaling is not about…
[more after the jump]
I nearly forgot to blog about it. I moved in my own flat a while ago. After a lot of work, I reached now the state where the most stuff is finished and chaos has reached the normal level again. Still there are some pictures missing, the sofa is not here yet and the balcony need still some fine tuning (specialy I did not yet find a way to hang my hammock).
If you're wondering how everything looks like, feel free to invite yourself. There should allways be some cool beer in the fridge (no garantie for food so far). For busy people (like my boss) I will probably publish a homestory in the blog.
If somebody wonders about the adress: As I didn't get too far, nothing really changes. The only thing is that on my old phone number you will not reach me anymore (but my parents will love to talk with you and send my a note ;-). So if you really need to call me (try mail, might work better) try it on my mobile number.
You shall not steal data from big Y! (at least not without waiting "AT LEAST ONE SECOND")