August 30th, 2008
Probloggers group writing project is now over, so I thought I’d update you with some more top computing posts which were submitted in the third and final days. If you missed my first selection, you can check it out here. The post I submitted was 8 Reasons Why Every Computing Student Will Love Linux.
- POOR man’s BIG screen! The $100 DIY projector! – A guide to creating a projector using a 15″ screen and an OHP.
- No Text Please, We’re Gamers! – an extensive article on the use of text in modern gaming, and some examples of older, less graphically orientated games.
- Has Ubuntu lost it’s relevance – Why does it suck so much ! – Not really an anti-Linux post so much as a post on why Ubuntu 8.04 was a let down.
- How to Jailbreak iPhone using Quickpwn GUI – does just what it says on the tin.
- Totally Geeky: I Am All Agog When I Visit Microsoft – A report on a visit to Microsoft.
- Will You Remember Me Tomorrow? – A tutorial on CakePHP login forms, focussing on the ‘remember me’ function.
- Codename your releases – thoughts on the importance of giving software releases codenames.
- How am I supposed to know I can tilt the iPhone?! – A usability post looking at the iPhones tilt function, something which is completely unnatural to those who do not know about it.
- 11 reasons why girlfriend is better than computer – a follow on from a post on why computers are better than girlfriends.
- What’s Your Data Worth? – a well thought out post on data loss and recovery.
- We want Hypervideos, not Captioning – oppinions on the ability to add captions toYouTube videos.
- New, Better, More and other lies about game sequels – the problems with story in video game sequels.
- Are Premium Themes & Plugins Legal? – something I have wondered for a while, this post debates whether selling wordpress themes and plugins with restricted right of use is legal given that WordPress is liscensed under the GPL.
- History of Games (that we like to forget): Mario Edutainment Games – digging up some games that should perhaps have remained forgotten.
- Search The Web Visually With Searchme – a review of SearchMe, a beautiful and functional looking search engine.
Did you enter a post in the Problogger group writing project? Or have you written a computing related post recently you’d like to share?
Feel free to share your links in the comments.
August 28th, 2008
Recently Problogger announced a group writing project encouraging bloggers to write a post on any topic, focussing on giving it a killer title. I’ve been looking through the list of entries so far, and I wanted to share some of the top computing related posts.
- 5 Reasons You Should Use Plain Text To Save Your Data from Rarst. A short, but informative and convincing post on the benefits of using plain text to store your documents.
- But Mom, You Guys Look at Porn Sites Too from Data-Drop. An amusing post on the importance of cleaning your cache and browser history.
- Memo: Please Erase All Memories of Lost Memory from Tech Cult. Thoughts on the Britains current trend of regularly loosing our personal data.
- Geek-Speak and Legaleze – Fess Up! from GrowMap. A portrayal of how inexperienced users feel about the technical terms open source users find commonplace, and the amount of legal jargon found on the web.
- 9 Super Sexy Betas to Crave Right Now from Listropolis. A list of the hottest betas online right now.
- Best Blog Footers are Standalone Creations from Webomatik. Views on why great footers are important for websites, and a selection of strong examples.
- 9 Of The Best Ways To Present A Website To A Client from Just Creative Design. A selection of ideas from presenting mockups of websites to a less than tech-savvy client.
I hope you find some of those links useful. As for me, I entered my post 8 Reasons Why Every Computing Student Will Love Linux.
Today is the final day of the project, so I’ll update this list with the best of todays entries when it is published tomorrow. If you’ve entered, feel free to link to your post in the comments below.