Hello,

wrote a tutorial about using DRb to distribute *nix pipes. It starts by 
writing a distributed LAME, and then generalizes from there into 
generic distributed pipes using Rinda for discovery. The tutorial's 
quite code-heavy at start, but starts rambling more about life, the 
universe, and all other such important things as it progresses.

It's on the rubygarden wiki, so if anyone notices dumb things, they're 
obliged to rewrite them, along with adding the missing fifth part :)

See it now: http://rubygarden.org/ruby?DistributedPipes

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  -Ilmari