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SimpleHTTPServer with Python

Quick and dirty hacks: one line HTTP Server

Some times you just want to prove a concept by running a web server on a server, or even your desktop somewhere. The problem is, it seems a bit overkill to install a whole web server on a host, just to get a few pages served up, right? Well, as long as your machine has python on it (almost every linux box does these days), you can set up a web server, in one eensy…


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Review: Download Managers for Linux

Recently I needed to download a bunch of large files from HTTP sources. Downloading via a web browser is notoriously bad at doing this. How many times have you downloaded a large Linux ISO image or a movie file to find out that the download broke at 99%? The purpose of Download managers are two-fold, they speed up your download by downloading multiple segments of a file concurrently, and they will resume any broken downloads…