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WordPress 2.9 to get a basic Image Editor

WordPress 2.9 Image Editor

It seems WordPress is now ready for a basic image editor. This new feature will be in-built in WordPress 2.9 and won’t require a plug-in. Its certain, you can see it from the screenshots you’ll be able to re-size and rotate images, crop and scale them and so on. I certainly don’t expect layers, it’s just too bulky for WordPress. :-).

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Google Services for Websites Adds New Tools

Google Services for Websites, a service that offers a bunch of powerful tools that help web hosters and access providers like you run more effective websites – just added three new tools to the suite;

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Top 25 blogs according to Times

The guys at said well, lets separate the nonsense blogs from those who make sense, so they searched the web and picked out 25 blogs “about something” from the millions of blogs “about nothing”, and asked its readers to vote their selection.

Well, the outcome… was rather predictable to a certain point; the “crazy” fans of Beppe Grillo pushed that blog to the first place; Frankly speaking, it’s got all to do with fanaticism. Three quarters of what Beppe Grillo writes is just bullshit.

Amongst the blogs I read daily, featured the highly productive Lifehacker; 4th place, Engagement; 7th place, and TechCrunch; 10th place.

Amongst the many “unclassified” blogs stand-out the many money making bla bla bla blogs like ShoeMoney by Jeremy Schoemaker, John Chow dot com by John Chow, or Problogger by Darren Rowse. It seems the guys at Time dot com don’t buy all those “pseudo money making blogs”

If I have the possibility to add a blog to that list, that blog would be I guess there are still very few Linux fans out there, that makes it difficult for Linux blogs stand-out.

I know why my blog doesn’t feature amongst the 25 blogs; its the 26th 🙂
Which blog would you add or take off that list? Let us know in comments.

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Make client-side blogging easier with Thingamablog


Thingamablog is an open source cross-platform blogging application that helps you publish, update and maintain more than one blog at a time from the client side.

All you need to get started is, locally installed Java Runtime Environment, a Web Server, and the rpm package of Thingamablog for Linux to transform it into a .deb package in Ubuntu – Also available are the Windows self-extracting installer, and source code.

You should be asking, what about Mysql and an Ftp client? These are not needed as Thingamablog as functions as a Ftp client when you update or publish; and being a client side blogging application is does not need Mysql.

The author of this page says the major drawback is that being a client side application, the files on the server side aren’t rewritable, so visitors can’t leave comments – a possible solution offered is using a free commenting service like HaloScan, or recoding it to permit commenting on the server side

But comments on the site say, the development team does not pays attention to bug reports, worst still the development process seems closed – strange enough for an open source project and on Linux, the wizards render it less practicable.
In other words Thingamblog has a potential and could become a good client side blogging application, but for now a lot still has to be done.

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A comprehensive guide for Linux command-line users.

Unix ToolBox is a well made documentation of Unix/Linux/BSD commands and tasks for those who do not fear the command-line and want to get some extra tips. Each task or command is followed by an explanation that makes it easy for comprehension, unlike many other documents of this type.

The document is divided into several categories to ease up research – the navigation sidebar makes it easy for you to pick-out exactly what you want.

It is an ad-free, practical guide for both experts and none. I find it very helpful, and hope it can be the same for you.

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