FeedTree: RSS via P2P

FeedTree is a P2P Java app that uses distributed bandwidth to push RSS feed content to users faster than traditional newsreaders that poll their feeds on a schedule. There is an infographic that describes how it works, but I still do not fully understand it. But I do understand that speed and timeliness are the payoffs here. Currently, the installation process and user interface are rough but the developers promise improvements. My eyes glazed over reading the command-line and port-messaging requirements to get this thing running, but if such technicalities are up your alley, this looks like an interesting new spin on both P2P and RSS. via [p2pWeblog]

Buy 1000 Pepsi bottles and win a Sony Vaio Laptop!


Yes, it’s true! This is the deal, you buy 1000 bottles of Pepsi, and the Finnish Pepsi company will give you a Sony Vaio Notebook (don’t know the model). It would cost around 1500 euros and considering that a Sony notebook would cost around 2000 euros, it’s a great deal, and you will also have a bunch of Pepsi to drink, or sell for a cheaper price.
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HowTo: External Winamp Control

Nowadays, Winamp has full support to keyboard shortcuts. But some time ago, when Winamp didn’t have this feature, I was thinking of a way I could change the music just by pressing one button, it would make it faster and easier to change songs, especially during games. So I decided to make an external control to it. I found one Winamp plugin that shows how to configure an external control using the Serial Port, being able to make 4 or 15 buttons control. I decided to make this, step-by-step, how to do it, hope you enjoy.

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