Category: Special Article

(Poll) To review or not to review

I have been contemplating the amount of time and energy it takes to properly review or write about software on a consistent schedule.

Please consider voting below and leave a comment too!

(* The 4th option might make the site more manageable time-wise.)

Backstit.ch

Backstit.ch: All New Start Page

Backstit.ch – in beta – is a personal start page site with a clean interface that may be a good option for those who will miss the soon to be retired iGoogle or those using My Yahoo and others. At least based on initial and first impressions Backstit.ch is different from the usual and familiar start page. The potential for a cluttered look seems less likely with Backstit.ch where the pages seem cleaner.

Backstit.ch also makes it easy to view more than just news sources or rss feeds by adding a social aspect with twitter streams, facebook timelines and others

Instant WordPress: Easiest Way To Install WordPress On A PC

As a fan of WordPress (who isn’t?) I was excited to hear about Instant WordPress via this wpmu.org post. Instant WordPress is billed as a “complete standalone, portable WordPress development environment” and “The easiest and quickest way to install WordPress!” The 54MB download installs a portable and completely self contained copy of WordPress on a PC. There is no need to go through more time consuming methods like installing wampserver , XAMPP or others if the exclusive or main use of using MySQL and php is to work with WordPress on a PC.

After installing Instant WordPress on a XP

Howard Zinn 1922-2010

Howard Zinn 1922-2010, RIP. Howard Zinn was most importantly anti-war. Author of the important A People’s History of the United States.

http://howardzinn.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Zinn Long interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMt7cFFKPeM Shorter segment from The Real News channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mebqz79O6AA

Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

December 10 is recognized as international Human Rights Day. It marks the date when the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) (Read more here).

Struggles and human rights violations still exist, even 61 years after it was voted for by countries big and small. Many of those same countries – and those which abstained or didn’t vote at all – have been involved in questionable conduct and some that clearly violate the declaration.

There are many who have suffered, who have decided to take action or who have just realized the need

Green thoughts

As you may have noticed I have a ‘Green’ category set up here. My intention is to not post about software only but also to add my thoughts about the environment and may be even politics sometimes. This site may or may not seem like a personal blog as opposed to a tech or software review blog. If you have any thoughts on this please leave a comment. I hope that this site or blog will evolve into something interesting for most.