New Firefox version – any day now

Firefoxs next version is due for release any day now. Im trying out the release candidate. The release candidate looks good. The new release promises security enhancements, improvement to blocking of pop-up ads and even faster web navigation with improvements to back and forward button performance. Another cool new feature is the ability to drag… Continue reading New Firefox version – any day now

Moving to another TiddlyWiki adaptation

Just as I finished transferring all my notes using the TiddlyWiki adaptation I wrote about in an earlier post, a reader provided a link to a better option: Serversidewiki, a hosted service using the latest TiddlyWiki version and Ruby on Rails. Tim Morgan, the author of Ziddly Wiki, also wrote to offer help in the… Continue reading Moving to another TiddlyWiki adaptation

Turning a discarded PC into a newsroom intranet server

(Note: This is version .5 of the article. I estimate five more rewrites to finalize this.) The newsroom recently upgraded computers used by its reporters. The computers, with clock speeds ranging from 166 Mhz to 500 MHZ, were early generation Pentiums and were primarily used for word processing. I told our editor-in-chief I wanted to… Continue reading Turning a discarded PC into a newsroom intranet server

Newsroom tech: Sharing and a call for help

I regularly experiment with open source scripts and programs for possible features in Sun.Star Cebu‘s Cybercafe page. At times, I’d find programs that can be used to improve a newsroom’s system or the way a journalist works with the PC. During a recent chat in an online course I’m taking, we discussed the open source… Continue reading Newsroom tech: Sharing and a call for help