Download Youtube Videos Using wget

Go2linux has this awesome tip about using wget to download Youtube videos. It involves scraping the Youtube page for the video id and then using the same as input to the wget download parameter. The first time I tried it, the download went really fast. However, when I tried it out again to download one of Google’s Tech Talks, it came out sluggish. It may have something to do with the size of the video I was pulling. Anyhow, a great tip is still a great tip.

Update: It seem I just ran over a rough patch, downloads are now doing fine.


Afternoon Ideas

We badly need some direction regarding our IT system. The best way to start things off would be by updating the IT Roadmap and making it more substantial. Our mantra would still be Security, Safety, Reliability and Accessibility (courtesy of big boss jon). I would like to add Efficiency into the mix (to highlight IT’s role in increasing productivity in the workplace) but that can come later.

For me, security means immunity from unauthorized access to office files and resources. This would highlight the need to safeguard the office LAN – office servers, wireless access, workstations, laptops, and even small items that are entrusted to IT (software licenses, CDs, USB disks, and other gadgets that we have). Precautions against theft (both intellectual and physical properties) should also be considered. More on this later – Security Plan/Policy. An inventory of all IT materials is warranted. Continue reading