Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
This is also called splot or SPAM blog, what a waste of traffic.
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
This may be a browser issue, has anyone experienced this before. Am using FF 1.5.04
I hope there is a plugin to backup theme files like database backup plugin, does anyone know?
Got below reply from a member who also experienced this.
Yes, this is a bug which has been noticed before.
It's interesting to see that this is another WordPress instalation affected. I must admit, I can't remember this happening with any other product online.
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Very soon I believe there will be CAD drawing service delivered online as well.
With a little tweak may be Gliffy can compete with ZohoShow.
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Just tried another one Chrysanth WebStory which is dearer at $39.95.
WebStory is a much bigger programme and it maintains a database on your desktop (you decide how many posts you want to download).
The thing I don't like for both of them is that html codes for fonts are added by default which mess up the codes a lot. I think performancing for Firefox is still the best. I wonder how many bloggers out there are using these desktop tools that aren't free!
ZDNet's blog post on Web 2.0 Explorer used a title of "Zoho releases Ajax presentation app - last piece of Web Office jigsaw?" The entire Zoho suite (this new one is Zohoshow) is aiming at the right direction but what they are offering so far isn't really complete unless a complete paperless office solution is available.
Imagine you could run your business with a team of travelling sales force (isn't new idea, see salesforce) that can easily access internet anywhere. Now this is 22nd century they don't even carry notebook with them instead access to internet is like air your breath (OK by that time you probably can't breath due to air popllution). Your sales manager can check his sales, prepare his offer, send expenses report etc in a coffee shop. Where the hell he could dive into a deep ocean of paper/documentation without a paperless solution available online? Salesforce has a built-in document management system. My assumption is that you are in a business that is paper-centric, e.g. lawyers, construction, contracting etc
Another likely scenario is that by 22nd century rain forests are so scarce that paper production has been banned.
Friday, June 23, 2006
Actually the web application I would like to build (without knowing all the backend "how to") is a repeat of my dream "paperless office". Essentially it is a database of holding paper copies either online or on intranet but everyone has his/her (every team/company/corporation) own way of life and an unique way of tracing historical paper copies. It's still a misery as to what algorithm we have in our mind to trace memories.
Image that you have a very messy work desk at work but you can always find a piece of paper hidden for your boss and you don't really want someone to organise (tidy up) the desk for you. Now you want to remove that physical messy desk and put it online. Currently e-document management system, be it free or paid for, are rigid system. They all say this "....our system is the best, follow me I'll show you how ....". The hidden facts are "...if you don't follow the way we have written the backend logic it'll break and we can't guarantee that you'll never find your stuff again....".
To be continued....
PS: this is how Google makes a living. From the gmail interface Google peeks into my words and offers these links springcm edrawer questys laserfiche etc
We have to provide these relevant correspondence to our QC and junior counsel in the UK and they came back and said "...we want hardcopy for reading...". Can you imagine that in 21st century there are still people who still don't know how to look up a file by its name and click it open to read from the computer screen?
I didn't care and have sent them 4 CDs of relevant files.
Lawyers kill trees!
Thursday, June 22, 2006
It appears that Google simply don't look after those companies that they acquired. Picasa is one and Blogger is another, what a shame!
I think I have cured that issue by minor changes on the padding of that class for sidebar group. Now both IE6 and firefox on different PC are showing the same, i.e. there should be no gap between each group on the sidebar.
From their site this looks like a desktop application. What if I need a network solution for a team of people? I'm still surprised that nobody is building web application to fill this little gap in "Office 2.0" !
I have now created a subdomain for my sister in Malaysia, her site is called The Life Of An Alien.
Sister said she'll write about her work as volunteer helping people. I'll stop writing at office.papierlos.net but am sure I will find good use of it helping others.
HKSAR published the captioned strategy in 98, updated it on 2001 and have recently published consultation paper inviting public comments (web link available in my article attached). HK is in fact doing not bad, according to a survey by Accenture (ranked 7th among other governments)
Being a member of the engineering community I personally have not seen too many changes affecting the way we conduct our business. OK, you may say we can tender using electronic delivery but I doubted any contractor has done it, especially for large contract which required voluminous submission. During performance there is nothing specified in trying to utilize the IT investment the SAR has put in (total of $3,868 million according to the survey just for 2000-2002). The mindset has not been changed over the years.
I once worked in consulting practice, my ex-colleagues told me recently that submission of study report is still specified to be in paper (at least 25-30 copies) to various departments. What's wrong with CDRom?
The attached article described a personnel experience, my low cost attempt. I was writing under the same title, for a ASP programmer website, something similar of much longer length (with code snapshots, screen capture etc), hence trimming down to about 1,500 words was easy.
The public consultation ends in December. Let me know if you would consider publishing this one.
I really don't understand why people like to make things so complicated. If I couldn't grab the key advantages within 3 minutes I naturally consider that product no good. We are all flooded with too much information and with very little time understanding things.
I think paperless system should be simple and user friendly. Big software developers are following wrong path paved by big guys like Microsoft. That sort of model, i.e. embrace all features by your competitors and deliver more and better, is out in 21st century.
Good applications should be simple to use, easy to set up, open source allowing customization by the users to suit particular application environment and requiring no special skills other than an junior programmer.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
They offer 30-day free trial now. I guess they should have make it free to attract users and make potential customer to accustom to this. There are rumours that Google and Microsoft are planning something close, i.e. storage of your files, called GDrive (see ZDNet post here) or Live Drive (see TechCrunch's post here)
This is getting close to my idea of paperless office, i.e. you could put all your digitized document on the web and view/download/share them via internet.
I read about this at Solution Watch. Apparently TechCrunch also featured this here. If you want to see a full list of online-storage services now available go to see this post here.
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
We didn't stay long because we worried that it could be difficult to get out from the crowd if they didn't win.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
- NewZen, details in this post
- Prozac, that was around May this year, see this post
- Lush, that was a very nice looking design back in March, ported from Typo, see this post
- Theme from BlogisEverything in February, details in this post
- Connections Reloaded v1.2.2 in January 2006, see this post
- A theme modified from Neuron which I named it as Neuron-green back in December 2005, details in here
- A version called Neuron-Blue, see this post
- The original Neuron theme was activated in December, details are here
- Connections Reloaded v1.2 used back in November since this post
- Dark Maple theme activated in November, see this post
- Ocadia 1.2, that was November, see this post
- Head 1.5 back in October, see this post
- Connection Reloaded v1.2 back in October, see this post
- The theme Thirteen from Beccary must be the very first theme I used. I was using DreamHost at that time.
Saturday, June 10, 2006
The sidebar looks like a single plate now of one color (doesn't look exactly the same in IE6, too bad). Mouse over that you'll see highlight of each group for your clicking to open. It looks a bit dark, but well, I just like blue.
Please tell me what you think of this.
I'll find time to work on a green color scheme.
Friday, June 9, 2006
I have just registered to try the Yahoo Photos beta. It'll take them 10 business day to get it thru' for me.
There are screenshots here in TechCrunch.
It's said to be better than Flickr and mostly free. What am I going to do with my 3,000+ photos with Flickr and my pro account?
This is sent from Flock 0.7.0.16.2
Like other Google products their spreadsheet is clean, simple, responsive and you don't feel any need for refreshing of the page at all.
You'll be surprised how large a sheet it could take being at first launch. Below from their help
You may create up to 100 spreadsheets, each of which may contain up to 20 tabs, 50,000 cells, 256 columns or 10,000 rows – whichever comes first (meaning, any one of these limits may prevent you from continuing to add data to a spreadsheet). We allow you to import .xls and .csv files which are approximately 400k in size originally
If fact you don't have to signup for one. I have created a spreadsheet and sent invitation to my brothers and sisters including myself at another gmail account. Click the link from the email invite then you'll be granted access to your own storage space at Google spreadsheet homepage here.
If you have invited others as editor then what he/she does is really instantly viewable at your end being the owner of the sheet. You could also kick any of them out at any time. From help they say
The people whom you've invited cannot in turn invite others to view or edit the spreadsheet. They cannot remove you from it. The original file will continue to live on your Google Spreadsheets storage space.
In fact there is a workaround. The editor you have invited can in fact save that file you own as another file name without your permission. Once that file has an new identity then that editor you once trusted can share that file with others without your consent. This is a security threat I think therefore THINK BEFORE YOU SHARE. Google should improve this by removing the "save as" right of the editors.
Chat is enabled once your sheet is shared and you know instantly if collaborators are online.
There are lots of formulas available now. There are grouped by categories such as info, text, statistical, lookup, date, logical, financial and math.
There will be catching up to do by other products (e.g. iRows, Tracker, ZohoSheet, EditGrid or Dabble DB) in the market. I think this is a really good collaboration tool having synergy with Gmail and GTalk. How good it is when the file is getting large, full of formulas and a few people online punching instantanously this is yet to be tested.
Thursday, June 8, 2006
So hit refresh, look for a new icon at the top of the buddylist or invite your buddies to join your existing conversations just by selecting this new icon on the IM window toolbar
I have stopped using other desktop IM client for a long time. Tell others that you use meebo as well by grabbing button from here, see mine at the sidebar.
Tuesday, June 6, 2006
I have redirection script from the root domain name which they also said is bad.
With the nice collapsable sidebar scripts I have added few groups showing links and static pages. The sidebar is still of reasonable length because only 1 group is open at any one time.
I don't know how many themes I have used since I moved to WordPress last September I hope to keep this one longer. The only thing I would probably do is add a header image or do a few other color schemes when I have the time.