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some personal notes over the past few weeks of work
Haven't had much to say over the last few weeks which is likely due to the 'same-old' type of work (mainly EGN). Here's a few things to share, nevertheless.
Mediawiki - really is a great wiki management system. I set one up for EGN recently, and began getting into the whole wiki authoring addiction .. there's something cool about doing [[page name]]. The wiki user accounts are integrated into our ipb forum using ipbwiki which cost ~$30 AUD for a yearly license, which sort of sucks, but it did save me a few hours, so its money well spent to one perspective anyway.
A few weeks back I also setup a wordpress blog for my partner. I have to say it really is a good little blogger, and I'm actually thinking about switching over to it myself (from drupal). Check out the blog here: kat.akb.com.au.
One of the most useful tools for web dev's/admin's is dnsreport.com. It now seems they are under new management, and charge an annual fee for the service after the first 50 queries, which really sucks imho! I hope a free alternative comes out soon - if anyone knows one, please let me know. In the meantime, I guess I'll just stick to /usr/bin/dig.
(John) Howard hasn't been doing too well in the polls lately, and with an election looming in a few months time, he seems to be trying all sorts of things, like youtube video's and so on. Basically, most Australian's, I think, are just looking for something new after the 11 years of him running the country - even if he does embrace Internet technologies, I don't think it will help. Kevin Rudd (opposition leader) that I talked about some months ago recently opened his new website: http://www.kevin07.com.au - which a quick glance at the source code would reveal its running on Joomla.
The American election is probably a bit more interesting, as there are about 16 candidates at the moment, fighting it out in nationally telecasted debates, which we (the world) can all see on youtube! A few links below:
Youtube - presidential debate (search)
CNN 2008 Election Portal
After listening to most of the candidates, I really like Mike Gravel (Democrats), and to a lesser extent Ron Paul (Republicans). I won't give any commentary, as I'm not American, and don't really want to be, but if you have a listen to them, you might see why.
Oh, it was my birthday yesterday, turned 25! How much does that suck!