|merlyn||<tr><td>data for uk 2</td></tr>|
<tr><td>data for uk 3</td></tr>
<tr><th> United States</th></tr>
so it's not subtables or anything
just rows with headers midwaythrough
|somian||my script uses ping to approximate "who's close" but i have wanted for some time, another measure of mirror goodness to factor in|
|merlyn||yeah, I thought about adding pingability there too|
what you really want is "unused bandwidth"
that's harder to measure
|somian||Yeah, very much so i think|
|merlyn||maybe download src/latest.tar.gz and time it|
|merlyn||I use that for a quick-and-dirty speed test of a wifi connection|
|merlyn||curl -O http://www.cpan.org/src/latest.tar.gz|
because cpan.org generally picks a close-by site. :)
|somian||merlyn, you aren't now or have ever been one of those people "on the fringes of society" who "stage Perl Configure contests"?|
|merlyn||I can neither confirm nor deny something I don't know what the hell you're talking about. :)|
what is a "Perl Configure" contest?
|somian||My ISP with my new cable modem gave me 523K download on that -- and I hardly ever use curl, nice! merlyn|
Hmmm, I am suspicious ... ;-)
I somehow think Randal Schwartz knows what a Configure contest is ;-)
Apparently they are even bet on sometimes.
|merlyn||No - actually, I don't|
I know what Configure is
been using that for 20 years
I don't know why there'd be a "contest"
|somian||Yep, well in the Camel, running machines against each -- for money! -- is mentioned|
First one finished wins.
|merlyn||Oh - some crap added to the third edition, I bet|
|somian||But it is stated that only "some people on the fringes of society" have been known to do this.|
Heh, its only crap because it's VERY funny but YOU didn;t write it ;-)
|merlyn||perhaps I just need to read it in context|
|somian||I'll try to remember to find it later and give you a 3rd Ed pp number|
merlyn: at http://www.cs.uu.nl/people/henkp/mirmon/cpan.html , I am trying to find the key that says what it means when last update is "renewed" instead of "N hours"
|merlyn||the third column is the last-modified-time as reported|
the second column is the timestamp in the data
that's the way I understand that
so if it's "renewed", it means it's always reporting "now" for last-modified
which means it's not accurate