xbtit is the newest site addition

I’ve been curious for a while about the option of offering projects and other various downloads here at kyleabaker.com via BitTorrent.

If you want to take a look at the torrent section, just continue on over to kyleabaker.com/torrents and browse through!

I’m still in the process of posting my content to it, but its there if you need it!

Installing xbtit was straight forward and simple. It took a little searching to find the settings that I needed to make it open to the public. Otherwise everyone would have needed a user name and password to access it…annoying.

I think the layout is poorly mapped out and cluttered in the Administrative Panel, but xbtit doesn’t seem to be getting as much attention as WordPress either.

While configuring the default style so that the torrent section integrates with the rest of my k2 theme, I realized how poorly parts of the BitTorrent user interface were coded and html was hard coded into the some none theme files.

If you plan to make sure that your site passes W3C validation, then be prepared for a lot of time wasted on debugging.

Opera skin updates and Torrent stats

I’ve updated the Opera 9.5 Standard – Lite Compact skin as I mentioned that I would in my last post. You can find the changelog on the download page. Most of the changes were just to bring the skin up-to-date with the latest standard Opera skin and a couple tweaks to improve the appearance.

Also, I’ve been seeding the Opera torrent files for a few days now. I’m not using the them at all, because the torrent download page only offers Opera for Windows in English and International versions and then a Mac install. I’m not sure why the Linux/Unix installs are not seeded.

Anyhoo, I’ve been seeding these three torrents just to help make sure that people are getting good speeds and doing my part. 😉

Here is a screenshot of the stats so far:

That’s 908.5 MB’s that I’ve uploaded in nearly four days. I think I’ll leave it running for as long as possible and see if I can hit a Terabyte (TB), haha. 😀

I might setup my own tracker and start seeding the Unix versions from here, so if you think that’s a good idea just let me know in the comments. If I can get a couple people thinking it’s a good idea to seed those then I’ll set it up. 😉