Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - click to enlarge (54 kb).Watched “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” today. It was awesome!
The movie is about how Anakin Skywalker turned to the Dark Side of the Force to become Darth Vader. It was released yesterday at 12 am! CNN reports that the movie grossed a record $50 million in the first 24 hours, the highest box office tally for a single day.
I always thought that the Star Wars movies were in the reverse order. But today, I looked at Wikipedia and found that the order of the movies is 4,5,6,1,2,3. Well, if you consider 4-6 as one block and 1-3 as the other, then it can be said that the movies were released in reverse order: 4-6,1-3.
The films in the Star Wars series are:
1. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (19 May 1999)
2. Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (16 May 2002)
3. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (19 May 2005)
4. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (25 May 1977) (originally titled Star Wars)
5. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (21 May 1980)
6. Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (25 May 1983)
I have watched all 6 except the original Star Wars (1997).
I am also looking forward to watching “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (releasing June 10, 2005) and “Batman Begins” (releasing June 15, 2005).
Related Links:
Star Wars (Wikipedia)
Closing the circle of ‘Star Wars’ (CNN)
Official website
Yahoo Movies

Rediffmail autologin shell script

Rediffmail has a 30 day login policy. This means that, if a user does not login at least once over a period of 30 days, email delivery to the account is stopped. Also, if the user does not login over a period of 45 days, all existing emails are deleted. I have access to 5 or 6 rediffmail accounts and I frequently use only 1 or 2 of these. I got the 30-day warning in 2 of my accounts sometime back. Since then, I have made it a point to login to all my accounts at least once in two weeks. This was very inconvenient for me and so I decided to write a script to auto-login into my rediffmail email accounts so that I do not lose my emails due to the 30/45 day login policy.
Download code (3 kb zipped file)
Note: To use this script, you need to have shell access to a Unix/Linux machine.
[1] File 1: (the shell script)
lynx -dump -post_data < /home/maisnam/cron/rediff/myemail1.txt lynx -dump -post_data < /home/maisnam/cron/rediff/myemail2.txt lynx -dump -post_data < /home/maisnam/cron/rediff/myemail3.txt [2a] File 2a: myemail1.txt FormName=existing&login=myemail1&passwd=mypassword1 [2b] File 2b: myemail2.txt FormName=existing&login=myemail2&passwd=mypassword2 [2c] File 2c: myemail3.txt FormName=existing&login=myemail3&passwd=mypassword3 In the above example, I have 3 email accounts -, and Their username and password information is stored in 3 files: myemail1.txt, myemail2.txt and myemail3.txt. The shell script reads in the information from each file and passes them to the login script as a POST entry. The output (which is currently pushed to /dev/null) would be the text-only(lynx) view of the inbox screen for each email account. [3] Add to crontab The shell script in [1] has to be executed periodically by adding an entry to the crontab file. An example crontab entry would look like this: 0 0 * * 2,4,6 sh /home/maisnam/cron/rediff/ > /dev/null 2>&1
In the above case, the script would be executed at 12 am, 3 times every week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
A sample file structure is available here.
The code (zipped file) is available here (3 kb).
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Yahoo now offers 1 GB email space

Just noticed now that my Yahoo email space has increased to 1 GB. Don’t know exactly when the upgrade happened. It was supposed to have taken place in mid-April, but I am sure my account quota was 250 mb just 2 or 3 days back.
Yahoo email space is now 1 GB
Have three yahoo mail accounts (two and one and the quota has increased in all three.
Related Link(s)
– 03/23/2005: Yahoo to increase email storage to 1 GB