Posted by Jeffrey Vanneste at 08:31 AM on November 12, 2004
I just bought an Ipod Mini for my girlfriend. In the process of looking for useful tools I found a neat perl script that copies all unread feeds to your Ipod. Being that I've never ran any perl scripts on my windows PC before this is what you need to do to get the bloglines script to work.
1) The bloglines perl script. Get it here. Doesn't matter where you put this. You will need to edit it to contain your bloglines user ID, password and the drive your Ipod is mounted to.
2) Active State perl. This will allow you to run perl scripts on your Windows computer. Get it here
3) WebService-Bloglines module for perl. This needs to be extracted into your active state perl lib directory. If you installed Active State Perl into C:\perl it would create c:\perl\lib\WebService\Bloglines
4) XML-Rss module for perl. Just download the source from here and save the .pm file in your C:\perl\lib\XML folder.
That's it. You should now be able to double-click the bloglines perl script and it will sync feeds to your Ipod's notes folder.
Posted by Jeffrey Vanneste at 02:20 PM on September 22, 2004
I finally got myself a LCD monitor for work. Yes, you read that right. I bought it myself for work. Previously I was using my 19" Samsung 900NF CRT for at work which has served me well for many years. 2 years ago I bought myself a 19" Samsung 191T LCD which I was intending to bring to work but after using it at home for a few days I couldn't part with it.
Posted by Jeffrey Vanneste at 04:49 PM on September 13, 2004
So I've been looking at replacing my current cell phone (an Audiovox 9100). I'm currently using Sasktel Mobility as my service provider mainly because my Dad works for Sasktel and it just seemed like the right thing to do at the time.
Rogers uses GSM phones while Sasktel uses CDMA phones. So what the hell does this mean to me? Well, from what I've determined most other places in the world use GSM. More places using GSM phones mean more phone options. More options and better prices. The phone I like now is the Sony Ericsson T637. It's really small, suppose to have great sound quality, built in camera (which I'll probably never use) and great little screen. This phone is GSM though so it won't work on the Sasktel network. If you look at the Sasktel support phones there really isn't all that much to choose from. I kind of like the way the Nokia 6225 looks but it's bigger and heavier than the Sony Ericsson T637.