...at the command-line that is.
I was transferring some video files from my Linux box over to my windows machine, while logged in from my laptop via ssh and I got disconnected.
At this point I had 2 problems:
1. I didn't really want to delete the files and restart the transfers due to the size of the files.
2. The standard ftp client does not support resuming of files.
I googled and found this thread, where andrew.46 recommended NcFTP.
A minute later, I was happily smiling and typing this post :D
P.S: Don't forget to use the -z option to specify resume
A few more options that I've found useful.
If you need to transfer something and delete it when it's complete the -DD option is very useful
e.g. put -DD DSC9*.jpg
get -DD IMG7*.jpg
...at the command-line that is.
So I got married & came back....and kinda forgot all about the writing I promised myself that I would do.
Over the course of the weekend I hopehave 3 posts.
1. About pronunciation
2. Top Gear related
3. About Top Gear
See a theme here? Anyway, let's see how it all turns out!
For the past few weeks, I had noticed that the only way to check my gmail account via the phone, was to log in each time & it was getting annoying really fast.
While waiting around in airports this past weekend, I tried a few things, but none of them worked. Finally as I was going through the settings I saw a setting called "'Always use secure network connections (slower performance)" and I realized why it wasn't working anymore.
At the beginning of August, Google enabled a new feature for Gmail that allowed you to enable secure connections all the time. This setting was causing the problems, enabling has now fixed all problems.
For more details click on the title of this post & check out the post on the board for the app at Google groups.
Warren Buffett addresses the investors of Berkshire Hathaway at the beginning of each year regarding the previous year's performance.
It is written in a style that is very different from most annual reports & I enjoy reading it.
The Berkshire Hathaway website provides pdf versions of the annual reports with just the text (I assume the actual reports have purdy pictures in them).
Response from #10 Downing Street:
for the petition that a few thousand Brits signed to make Jeremy Clarkson Prime Minister:
May in September:
May is gonna be doing on of short series in September on BBC2 called James May's Big Ideas. Looking forward to it especially cuz it's gonna have the Moller Flying Car in it.
I've really enjoyed the previous couple of short series he did, especially the Top Toys one & I hope this will be just as good.
His "other" TV series Oz and James Big Wine Adventure was also something that I thoroughly enjoyed. It was thoroughly entertaining to watch the both of them arguing and bickering & also learn something new about something that I had a mild interest in...Wine.
Season 1 in France traveling in an updated Jaguar XJS & Season 2 in California traveling around in an RV. Apparently Season 3 which is currently being produced is going to be around the UK and they've seemed to drop the wine theme and calling it "Oz and James' Big British Adventure". One highlight of the series is going to be them drive a Whisky powered SR4. Definitely sounds like there is going to be a lot less wine this series. Hopefully they will get a chance to do their Australian adventure at some point.
Compared to James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond seem to be rather quiet. Richard's got his kids show & Jeremy Clarkson is I am sure sitting by the countryside, drinking his beer with twigs in it & counting the cash. :)
Finally don't forget, Top Gear's back in October with a new series consisting of 8 episodes. Maybe we'll see a little less of James doing pieces on his own & more of JC & Hamster!
Yesterday my ktorrent window began acting weird, all of a sudden I could no longer see the status bar at the bottom or resize the window vertically.
After some googling around I found out that the issue is with the RSS Feeds plugin, apparently it causes this problem.
Unloading the plugin , resizing the window and reloading the plugin fixed my problem.
Hurray for ad-hoc community documentation!
Looks like my favorite deals website is having problems today.
I had written about having some problems on techbargains back in January of this year. That post had a few comments today indicating people were facing similar issues again.
Right now Techbargains.com looks to be down and shows the following message:
Techbargains.com is one of the oldest deals sites I know of. I have used it since around 1999 or 2000 atleast. Along with the Anandtech.com deals forum, it has been my most reliable and constant source for great deals on the internet and in stores since then.
I hope ya feel better soon techbargains.
For a while now I've been manually typing in "https://" instead of the usual "http://" when I log into my gmail and other related google accounts.
It seems that now you can set Gmail to automatically do this for you. Just click on the Settings (top right) once you are in your gmail account and set it to use https always as shown below.