Clues on how to make websites. And blogs too.
Aside from BlogDrive, of course :) This list is definitely not exhaustive.
I guess these blogs kinda shows just really cool bloggers do with their personal space. Its either that or I just can't seem to put them in any other category :p But they're all interesting blogs.
Reading blogs can be addictive. Especially if you read the comments and trackbacks. And then they lead to ezine articles, web sites, online essays...
Blogs that every blog seem to link to...
Though interesting, not too many specific links to them. Though I think they get a lot of hits anyway. I think.
I think they were here from the beggining of blogging, way back in '94... Let's see if I can find some more...
Not just Free and Open Source Software, and not just Hacker Culture. I also wish to highlight other corners which show 'the other side.' The side I come from.
On the 26th of December, 2004, one of the worst natural disaster in history occured. The death toll as of this writing is more than 200.000, while the number of those left injured and/or homeless number more than millions. The nations and areas affected are still struggling to get back on their feet. There may not be much that we can do for them, but please don't forget about them too soon.
Granted, I do have a vested interest since one of the areas affected is the birth island of my parents. And it is arguable that there has been too much cumulative attention given to the issue to the point that the disaster has become a mass-media commodity. But there is a point where it no longer becomes commercial enough to warrant commercial mass-media attention (and arguably that time has arrived now), and I wish to support those that still dedicate themselves to the issue despite of its un-trendiness.
There are other disasters. There are other areas needing help. This definitely does not mean much. This is also not the most I can do.
On exploring the aftermath, I have found the following sites usefull.
A friend once asked me why I seem to have this wealth of knowledge. Why I seem to be so smart. I would venture a guess that these links have a lot to do with it. The operative phrase here being "seem to be".
I used to have this ugly humongo link list on the left there. And as big as it is I keep wanting to add more (kinda like my bookmark habit, see below). So instead of making much more of a mess over there, I've decided to create a links page instead. It'd be kinda like a bunch of link-type blog posts mashed up together, only this time describing a bunch of links at the same time.
To keep things easy on the eyes, I've divided this links section into several categories. They are either in alphabetical order or some arbitrary psychological order I choose to impose upon you (your guess as good as mine). Generally they'll mostly be blogs (slipping the occasional website or two here and there), guessing that if you wanted a comprehensive guide to the Web you'd be better off browsing About.com, Yahoo! Directory or the Open Directory Project. Or Googlewhacking at random. You do remember don't you that there are other search engines aside from Google? And I haven't even mentioned Microsoft's new MSN Search (which I heard is quite good actually). And of course there's also Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia.
If I'm actually excited enough about any link I list here I'll post an 80x15 blog-button linking to them on the main side section. Or make one for them if they don't have one. Or, if I really have to, any button the site happens to provide.
And another note: these pages are obviously still under development. I doubt they'd ever be done. Abandoned, perhaps, but not done.
So here goes...
*I do have some thoughts to review you guys linked at my sidebar; just gimme a second as I'm still experincing brain-freeze from converting my links section...
In adition, here's some links that are not quite really 'external,' but I'd like to keep them handy anyways...
And finally, here's my Mozilla/Firefox bookmarks file -- to repeat an old saying: I'm a packrat when it comes to hitting Ctrl-D, and I try to be systematic about it, but as you can see the list just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Sometimes I actually find the courage to delete an entry or two. Sometimes.
Currently its about 800kbytes. You have been warned.
See, I'm not so smart after all; I just spend waaay too much time online :p
a blogchalk is details about a personal (usually a personal) blog and its author. This not really a blogchalk in the technical sense of a search-engine attracting collection of meta-tags and keywords, but more a line by line description of who I am...
One particular issue I follow closely (which so far has not gained much attention from the rest of 'the real world') is the issue of Free Culture. It is an issue which at its heart seeks to correct how the world's effort to economically reward innovation has been skewered to reward some particularly big 'players' (such as the recording industry, big pharma, software juggernauts) with de-facto monopolies. Monopolies which in turn has stifled innovation.
To understand just exactly what I had said in that paragraph above, I suggest visiting the following blogs and sites.
I don't write intellectually. I write expressively. I don't claim to be accurate, fair or thorough. I don't wanna get stuck on certain topics. Though I sometimes do. But not that often. I'd like to expand. I wanna write more poems. But I'll only upload them if they're good. I only rant about my life's hardships if it will rescue just a little bit of my sanity. I'm saner than I make myself out to be, though.
If I am an OS kernel, and I just had a kernel dump, I'd imagine that the text in this blog is what it would more or less look like.
There. Do you get it?
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if you're curious
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the following are links to other people's blogs/websites. listed in alphabetical order within their respective categories.
more at my links section
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