Monday, November 29, 2010

Sharing Embarrassments

Yet another post from me hating Facebook.

Looking at what I share and what my friends share, I could conclude one thing - everyone is having a happy life!! How true is that? Life isn't a bed of roses with no thorns. Am I missing something? We all love to share the good things happening in our life. How about the bad ones?

  • We are ashamed about what happened and don't want others to know. Facebook is a condensed good side of ours life.
  • Not all Facebook 'friends' aren't friends. Sharing the rough experience with selected few.
  • God is real. All are happy. First part is unlikely though.

How do you guys handle this? Call the trusted friends in trouble or update the status in Facebook asking for help?



Sunday, November 21, 2010

Do we really need Instapaper?

Of late discovered few services which bookmark sites for later reading. Instapaper looks to be the most used. Thanks to the coverage of tech blogs, I did try out Instapaper. It does works as described. But do we really need it?

All of us comes across a link - interesting but bit lengthier or a video which we want to read it later may be once we get home. How do we manage it? This is where these services come in. Instapaper saves these 'bookmarks' in its server which we can access through their site or nice iPhone apps.

Don't we already have an easy way to do this? Bookmarks sync. Almost all browser support bookmark sync. Firefox, Chrome & Safari does support sync. For me it's MobileMe sync. All I do is have a bookmark folder to hold on these bookmarks.




Is there any other advantage with 'save for later' services?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Moved to WordPress

Over weekend moved my blog to Wordpress from Posterous. This isn't the first time I've moved the blog, started with Blogger followed by an short stay with Tumblr and briefly with Posterous for an while and now with Wordpress.

All these services are good in their way and also have their down side. Tumblr isn't really blogging platform at all, it's more of Twitter+. Few may find Tumblr simplicity appealing. Blogger is good but not flexible other than good integration with adsense. Posterous is definitely better than Blogger, simple and works. Posterous is free as blogger but not sure what is their revenue model. May be premium themes like Tumblr. Blogger is all free as long Google can control content.

Wordpress on the other side of these free services. And comes at an cost but provides an full blogging feature. As long paying extra money isn't an problem Wordpress is the way to go. Custom domain mapping costs $12 which is free with Blogger/Posterous.

Overall I'm happy with the move to Wordpress. wp-admin is great. However importing blog from posterous had few issues though. I'll share it on my next post. Meanwhile I play with Wordpress themes.