It's better with Windows? Here's why *not*!

An open letter to Asus

Dear Asus,

Having been on vacation for 5 weeks — with my Eee PC —, I only just became aware of your new site It's Better With Windows, and the fact that you no longer sell netbooks with Linux. Unfortunately, you have not provided a way for your customers and potential customers to comment on this site, so I'm left with less-efficient means to publicly let you know what I'm thinking about this move. In short: You're making a big mistake! Here's why.

Continue reading “It's better with Windows? Here's why *not*!”…

Because Freedom Matters

While on vacation in Iran, I met a group of Open Source developers and users in Mashhad, and discussed the situation of Free, Open Source Software in Iran with them. Free software is not as free there as it is in most other parts of the world - through no fault of their own. Read on about how OSS happens anyway in Iran. ...

Continue reading “Because Freedom Matters”…

No ScribeFire for now… oh, wait!

In Upgrading fun (well…) I mentioned how glad I was having found ScribeFire and getting it to work not only with MyOpera but also with this blog (via the Metaweblog API). Earlier this week, while going through my present and possible new extensions for Firefox, upgrading and adding things, I also upgraded ScribeFire from version 3.1.5 to 3.1.6 — and suddenly ScribeFire started complaining about a "malformed response" from this blog (while happily retrieving all posts from my MyOpera blog)…

Continue reading “No ScribeFire for now… oh, wait!”…

Habari: first plugin and theme adventures

Twitter plugin showing my latest (last) tweetHaving seen enough of Habari and experienced its helpful community, I've decided to dive in a little deeper. It had become clear already that the latest stable 0.5.2 release was too limiting as many of the available plugins already depend on features only available in 0.6-alpha, so I upgraded to that.

The first plugin I really wanted to look at was the Twitter plugin, not so much because I'm active on Twitter (I have an account but I'm no longer active) but because I wanted to explore how to adapt it to work with the FLOSS laconi.ca microblogging software which powers identi.ca

Continue reading “Habari: first plugin and theme adventures”…

Habari

This site is running Habari, a state-of-the-art publishing platform, still officially beta, but nevertheless quite usable. Habari is a community-driven project created and supported by people from all over the world.

So far it's an experiment, I may try out other Open Source blogging software as well.

Continue reading “Habari”…

 1