Kevin Smith reviews Episode III

Don’t click if you don’t want to be spoiled big time.

Some BitTorrent links

Official BitTorrent Home Page – simple client and docs.

The Poor Man’s Tivo – great intro to BitTorrent

infoAnarchy’s Wiki – overall reference

TheRegister’s BitTorrent analysis

Azureus – Java based, generally recognized best client

Blog Torrent – simple tool for hosting .torrent files.

BitTorrent for Blogs – Jeremy Bowers post on RSS and BitTorrent.

Top 10 Bittorrent Sites – BitTorrent search engines.

Not directly related:
ITConversations – technologist radio show podcasts.

BlogBridge – Java WebStart RSS reader.

Advertising, editorial lines blur as bloggers’ salaries tied to traffic

OJR: Mark Glaser: The Internet has been lauded for providing advertisers with exact metrics on how their ads perform, but it also can be turned against writers and journalists, especially at sites that live and die by traffic.

Related: Wired: The New Old Journalism: “it’s not the medium, it’s the reporter.”

Related: Microsoft Small Business: How to make money from your blog: “Many of the people who write blogs today simply want to share their opinion on something. But then there are the business-minded folks, who have found a way to use blogs, or Web logs, to bring in a little extra cash too.”

Fun with databases

Rafe gets an answer to a tricky MySQL scenario. I’m sharing the linkage here since I ran into a similar problem just a few hours after he posted the answer. Timing is everything.

NASA releases an open source Java testing toolkit

I’m going to need to check this out: Java PathFinder at Sourceforge. You can check out other NASA open source projects here. via Slashdot.

Have you seen BlogBridge?

Not only is BlogBridge a nice desktop RSS reader, but it has a server component to it that allows you to synchronize across machines. The desktop/server combo offers some interesting possibilities for the future. BlogBridge – home is also a nice example of a good looking and fast Swing app.

SWT Happens

A user a Hacknot, “a forum for the discussion of issues facing software developers who strive for a quality result” has posted a lengthy and interesting piece criticizing SWT and warning against its use.

ClientJava has posted links to two rebuttals so far.

The IBM/Eclipse vs Sun/Netbeans mindshare war rages on.

Build a better TiVo with an old PC

MakeZine.com: Free TiVo: Build a Better DVR out of an Old PC.

Looks like fun.

Christian Science Monitor the “bloggiest newspaper”?

According to Ethan Zuckerman blogs link disportionately to the CSMonitor – over and above the NYTimes and Washington Post.