Daily Archives: 2011-12-05

Tech Advent Calendars

Several awesome tech and programming communities create advent calendars each year with a different article or demo for each day of December. Here are the ones I’m following.

Update: See my updated 2012 Advent Calendar list. It uses the same RSS feed as before.

I’ve also created a Yahoo Pipe to combine all of these RSS feeds into one: 2011 Tech Advent Feed.


website: http://calendar.perfplanet.com/2011/
feed: http://calendar.perfplanet.com/feed/

Performance Advent Calendar 2011


website: http://24ways.org/
feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/24ways

24ways Advent Calendar 2011


website: http://perladvent.org/2011/
feed: http://perladvent.org/2011/atom.xml

Perl Advent Calendar 2011


website: http://phpadvent.org/2011
feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/phpadvent

PHP Advent Calendar 2011

Clean Up Android Downloaded Files

Today I randomly noticed on my HTC Evo a “Downloads” app which brings you directly to all of the downloaded files and attachments.

Android Downloads Icon

Look for the Downloads application

I didn’t realize there was a separate app for this, but had wondered if there was a way to return to browser downloaded files. Within Downloads, I found over 65MB of files, some of which I downloaded over a year ago. With a few taps I cleaned them all out. These are treated separately and outside of the browser cache, so if you download a lot you should periodically clean them up.

Android Downloads Screenshot

The Downloads app shows how much space is used by everything you’ve ever downloaded