Monday, August 16, 2010
Book Review for "Plone 3.3 Site Administration: Manage your site like a Plone professional" by Alex Clark
Monday, August 9, 2010
Do you have a favorite open source project? Would you like to thank an open source provider in a tangible way? How about nominating them for the 2010 Open Source Awards, a contest put on by Packt Publishing that offers US $24K in cash awards?
Packt launch fifth annual Open Source Awards
Birmingham, UK. 9th August 2010
The 2010 Open Source Awards was launched today by Packt, inviting people to visit www.PacktPub.com and submit nominations for their favorite Open Source project. Now in its fifth year, the Award has been adapted from the established Open Source CMS Award with the wider aim of encouraging, supporting, recognizing and rewarding all Open Source projects.
WordPress won the 2009 Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Award in what was a very close contest with MODx and SilverStripe. While MODx was the first runner up, SilverStripe, a Most Promising CMS Award winner in 2008, made its way to the second runner up position in its first year in the Open Source CMS Award final.
These new categories will ensure that the Open Source Awards is the ultimate platform to recognise excellence within the community while supporting projects both new and old. “We believe that the adaption of the Award and the new categories will provide a new level of accessibility, with the Award recognizing a wider range of Open Source projects; both previous winners while at the same time, encouraging new projects” said Julian Copes, organizer of this year’s Awards.
Packt has opened up nominations for people to submit their favorite Open Source projects for each category at www.PacktPub.com/open-source-awards-home . The top five in each category will go through to the final, which begins in the last week of September. For more information on the categories, please visit Packt’s website www.PacktPub.com/blog/packt’s-2010-open-source-awards-announcement
PR Executive, Packt Publishing
Packt is a modern, unique publishing company with a focus on producing cutting-edge books for communities of developers, administrators, and newbies alike.
Packt’s books and publications share the experiences of fellow IT professionals in adapting and customizing today's systems, applications, and frameworks. Their solutions-based books give readers the knowledge and power to customize the software and technologies they’re using to get the job done.
For more information, please visit www.PacktPub.com
This website helps me to read material at a much faster rate than I normally would. You can dial up the rate (in words per minute) so you can control how fast you read. You provide the text, via cut-n-paste. Sometimes I miss having the diagrams, and the structure of the words is lost, but all things considered this is a great tool.
This desktop app is great for helping you round out your ideas. I'm not sure why it helps so much, but for me it does. You quickly get used to adding new ideas, prioritizing them, shuffling them around, etc. It's really very easy to get started.
Here's another desktop application, this time one that helps me to remember things. As an example, I am just terrible at remembering people's names-- but jMemorize helps with that! By making electronic flashcards (yes, images can be put on one side!) you can use the provided 'Learn' mode to review all the cards in a group, removing the ones you get right. It's easy to use, you just run the java jar and away you go.
I hope these are as useful to you as they are to me.