including a handy reference card.
Wow, this guy is seriously into Design Patterns. He runs a study group for it:
if it’s already on your system. My FreeBSD system had it by default.
I use fetchmail (in daemon mode) to pull down mail from a POP server to my local box, where I then serve it up with the Courier IMAP server. Problem I had was when my box rebooted, fetchmail could not automatically restart because it needs a password to proceed (I don’t want to store the password in my .fetchmailrc). My solution was to add the following to my .bashrc:
if [ -x "/usr/local/bin/fetchmail" ]; then if ! killall -0 fetchmail 2> /dev/null; then echo "killall -0 fetchmail failed - starting fetchmail..." fetchmail fi fi
I had the same idea espoused in Robin Good’s post about appcasting. I experimented with the idea using this post on my blog. This was a lame example as my search sidebar extension is only 11KB, but it was a proof of concept – certainly the concept is more interesting when applied to larger files like Linux ISO images…
I think we are on to something here with the idea of distributing software using RSS enclosures.
In fact, I am been very underwhelmed by the quality of the podcasts that I’ve found – I’ve found them completely boring and useless – but I could definitely appreciate getting the latest Knoppix ISO automatically overnight using this technology.