Sunday, February 27, 2005

Tip Trip

We have just come back from the tip.

I dumped a load of old computers. If they had worked, then the combined computing power of them all would have been less than my 1GHz laptop. The monitor from my first ever PC was dumped too.

Sunday, February 06, 2005


According to the BBC, " Sir Paul vows 'no Janet' repeat".

It's just a shame the Paul McCartney is too nice a guy to have not given a smart answer to the journalist who asked him that question in the first place.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

beagle extra

I left my laptop with Beagle running for a few hours. When I cam e back, beagled had gobbled up all the memory it could possibly find. The machine ran like a dog.

So, as an experiment, I have edited the shell script that starts the daemon off, and taken out the --debug option. Best seems to run a lot faster now too. Lets see if it continues to eat up resources.


I really like beagle - Beagle is cool.

It takes a bit to install - you really need to go through the steps outlined in the wiki. But it does work quite well. It still is a bit ropey, and it can miss things out, but it is shaping up to be a very exciting product.

There are features I have not enabled yet, like the g-streaner stuff, and the network awareness (I think it will go and search Google for you). So far it can see my evolution stuff, and my aggregated news/blogs in liferia, my gaim chat logs, and my ordinary files. Somehow, it won't search my xchat logs, which is a real shame. Once I get the epiphany extensions compiled, then my browsing history and my bookmarks will be included too. I think it will soon be a really nice and useful desktop search tool.