Phillip Pearson - web + electronics notes

tech notes and web hackery from a new zealander who was vaguely useful on the web back in 2002 (see: python community server, the blogging ecosystem, the new zealand coffee review, the internet topic exchange).


Quick news aggregation

Dave Winer: It's striking how fast the new community aggregator is. It's only subscribed to 18 feeds but it usually completes scans in less than ten seconds. I figure this is because it's on a fast local network that's close to a backbone.

Hah - your puny aggregator is no match for this experimental multi-threaded version of Spycyroll!

When run on a decent fast server, it sucks down 90 feeds in 17 seconds ...