thursdays_child: (Too Much Hair)
( Dec. 20th, 2008 01:40 pm)
So, this isn't a full review or anything, but as of this morning, I started upgrading my various WordPress sites to version 2.7, starting with my simplest installs that don't have a bajillion plugins and theme tweaks.

So far, so wow. I'm especially liking the integrated plugin install feature that makes it very easy to find, install and activate a plugin. It's all one flow, from the time you click 'install' on through to activation, with prompts the whole way through. Very usable.

The interface overall is cleaner and more pleasant to look at, not that the old interface was bad, but this is much slicker and it's customizable which means that tools that you don't use often can be clicked off or on at will.

Feature-packed and just plain pretty, WP finally looks and uses like a professional-grade product even though it's still open source.
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thursdays_child: (Beth: Argh)
( Dec. 4th, 2008 01:13 pm)
Right now ... I never want to work with Drupal again.
I'm sure I'll feel better about that tomorrow.
But man. Talk about /finicky/ systems.
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( Nov. 19th, 2008 10:26 am)
Oh very cool Tabbloid. Put in your favorite blog, get a PDF file of it.

There was a tool out there to do this for LJ a while back but I lost track of it.

This will take any blog or site though and I might just avail myself of it to back up my old online journals since they're such a freaking mess of ooooold HTML.
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( Nov. 25th, 2007 11:37 am)
Just saw the Kindle on amazon.com and my mouth is kind of hanging open.

Combine that with laptop technology, keeping it roughly the same size, but add a good way to do date entry and you have the Star Trek PADD basically.

Can you imagine going to school without textbooks and a notepad? No more back injuries from hauling around a heavy backpack. And with the electronic paper screen, no eyestrain from staring at a laptop monitor.

Amazing.

'Course, I'm old fashioned and a part of me has no desire to give up paper books and the tactile enjoyment side of curling up with a good book.

I also see a big drawback to the whole "email a document to your Kindle to read for a 'small charge'". Dude, small charge my ass. Make it able to read common office program formats.

"We're living in days of wonder, Simon says." - Yes
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