As a blogger, you probably already knew Darkroom, a minimalist full-screen text editor( inspired by the WriteRoom a similar processor offer on Mac OS). What’s good about Darkroom is that it forces your focus your writing content and nothing else. It has no window caption bar, status bar, menu bar, tool bar or window borders. Sitting on your screen nakely with its full dark background and green text, you will feel as if you are the famous hacker in “Matrix”.
While Darkroom can help your write better content, it is a desktop tool. And moreover, it is only available on Windows. For those like me use a *nix box, there is a Java-Version of Darkroom, JDarkRoom, which is still in beta. I tried install it on my OpenSUSE laptop, but it seems has some problems to start up.
So, here comes the Writer! A online clone of the Darkroom. (more…)
ThemesWiki.org is a new website designed to provide users with comprehensive, free guides for designing Web Themes and Templates. This site intends to ease the web design process by providing tutorials for a large number of systems at a common location.
It is often difficult to find a resource that is focused on providing quality, relevant and free information for designing themes and templates; specifically one that covers a wide range of applications. This is where ThemesWiki.org intends to step in. Launched initially with tutorials covering over 20 Content Management Systems, ThemesWiki.org is expected to grow into an exhaustive resource for the theming community, with users generating most of the content. (more…)
First, here is the information on New York Time on how to help:
China Disaster Relief: How to Contribute
Suddenly receive message from Google China Adsense team, says that the earth quake victims in central China need at least 2,600,000 tents. A shock massive earthquake rocked central China province Sichuan on 12th, May. Due to non-stop raining on the area, the situation of the victims is very worrying. There are about 600,000 tents in need in Mianyang Beichuan where sheltered many victims there. (more…)
Do you use Google Reader, a Google’s web feed web(not desktop client) aggregator? I do. I even set it as my Firefox’s home page. Well, I didn’t know that Google Reader broadcasts my shared feeds to everyone in my google talk contact list; not until I see this article today at WebProNews! (more…)
Wikipedia.org is the most valuable source for most internet users. Unfortunately, for every average Chinese citizen, he or she has the very difficulty to access the site. I usually use Vidalia (a tor plus privoxy combined nice program with easy to use GUI) to access Wikipedia, but this is really a pain in the neck, for the speed of a proxy server is really slow! There already has a long history in which China authorities deliberately filter out Wikipedia; In my memory, it was, only occasionally, two to three times lifted the restriction during the last three or four years.
Today, superfundo.org temporary suspended its regular website updating due to the growing traffic it receives. On its home page, the website operator posted a message to require donation in order to buy “A BRAND NEW,DEDICATED SERVER THAT SHOULD BE VERY FAST”. The target amount is about US$140.00 by this weekend, September 23th. But within three hours, the site has already received US$311.01. (more…)
the legendary BitTorrent site Suprnova will be relaunched by thepiratebay.org! Former owner of Suprnova.org Sloneck has donated the domain to thepiratebay.org, the later will relaunch Suprnova.org in the nearly future. You can login to suprnova.org by now, and wil see a title “sweat revenge” and “Ok, Boy! we should set up a countdown at here, so soon you will come back” on its homepage. (more…)
Apple has released the Safari web browser 3 public beta for a while now. For a long time, I always want to try the Safari browser, cause the credibility it gets from its well applying to the W3C specification and the web standards. And finally, Safari 3 can run on windows now! (more…)
I, like many those who see internet as a part of their lives, have a strong feeling about Google; whether it is because the importance of the Google in realm of SEO or it is due to the various services Google provided brought to me countless convenience. However, like the rest of us in China, we all know that the No. 1 Search Engine in China is not Google; ask common people in China what they use for searching on internet, you get the most answers are: Baidu. So, what Google should do to gain the top spot?
Just after about three months when Windows Vista finally released to the retail market in this January, Microsoft say they are currently working on the Windows Vista SP1, and they want to get it finished before this Christmas.