Author Archives: robinna

Various web bits – Firefox3.0, image editing online, and make your own comix

Good overview of Firefox3.0 in terms of web editing is located here I uploaded a rather large (and upside down) photo to pixenate, a free online web editing tool that even works with facebook.Pixenate tools include zoom, crop, resize, rotate, red eye, whiten, saturation, a few other features. Pretty nifty and easy to use. When you’ve finished, you can import to flickr or save. Make ...

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posting and crossposting to multiple blogs

If you know of any other blog management tools which allows for selective posting and crossposting to multiple blogs, please do let me know. I’m using/testing Microsoft Live Writer. No ms live spaces login/account is needed to use it. It can be configured to work with any existing blog. It is a desktop app which is easy to install and easy to configure. After setting ...

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Virtually vague – secondlife, opensim, and other stuff

It’s certainly easier to pretend to make art or to speak the truth than to actually do either. –NPR, Are we not gamers? Although my computer more than meets the requirements for secondlife, it’s very jerky. Graphics card, maybe? I’ve tried secondlife a few times now, the first time was when it was kind of the shiny new thing on the web. This latest time, ...

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The death of search engines?

As early as 2004 (and most likely even earlier!), continuing onward in 2006, people where hailing the death of search engines. Some see social/web 2.0 technologies as decreasing the importance of search engines. Metatags are dead! proclaims another. Yet, here we are in 2007, with google set to take on the mobile world, with its new platform, Android. Hmm. Death? Like all technology, I would ...

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Image gallery: coppermine vs gallery vs 4images vs. ?

I’ve been using coppermine image gallery software (coppermine-gallery.net/) for a hosted gallery for a while, but now I wonder if there is something better out there. My runner-up at the time was gallery, gallery.menalto.com/ but now it seems like there are a lot more choices out there. Before I start spending significant time testing any of these alternatives to coppermine (and yes, I already use ...

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