When downloading large files in Linux, wget gets the job done but isn’t very fast. When speed is of the issue, a multi-connection tool is needed. That is where axel, a simple command-line based download accelerator, comes in. Axel is as easy to use as wget, it may not have the advanced features such as logging and timeout variables. But gets the job done, quickly.
Usage: ~$ axel [DOWNLOAD-LINK]
The default download progress-indicator looks a bit like the older releases of wget. So I recommend using the -a or –alternate flag for a prettier output. Example: ~$ axel -a [DOWNLOAD-LINK]
If you want to use the alternate output by default, set it as an alias in bash with ~$ alias axel=’axel -a’. For a more permanent solution, add the alias to .bashrc in your home-dir or /etc/bashrc for the entire system.
If you have an older generation iPhone, such as iPhone 3G or 3GS. You may notice, after 2-3 years of usage, that the OS runs sluggish and may even crash. Its well known that improvements and upgrades to the OS may allocate more memory, and having a nice little multitasking tool is nice. But its going to eat up memory fast.
Core Monitor (Free) is a nice little application for iPhone that lets you visualize current memory usage. As well as monitor:
Remaining Battery (Roughly)
Device Information (Slightly buggy in my experience)
We live in the information and communication age, the age of industry is long gone. Today the most powerful weapon is no longer a big number and brute force, but knowledge and communication. When you know everything about everything, including your enemy, you can quickly spread the word and make their own force turn against them. Continue reading Information as a Weapon