Geeky stuff: Saturday 18 October
I spend around an hour to an hour and a half on the blogs on a Saturday morning, depending on what I want to do. There are the stats to check, which I will be doing in a moment. Then this morning I had twelve photos to upload via Windows Live Writer to form four Redfern Visions posts on Ninglun’s Specials. Windows Live Writer is such a great tool for this, and for doing posts such as the present one. The downside is that for tagging, as distinct in WordPress from categories, I have to finish the job inside WP via the browser.
Which brings me to browsers. I have mentioned various browsers I have tried, but recently I settled on three, if you don’t count IE7, which I don’t! Today I started in Maxthon 2, which is the fastest and the least demanding on resources. However, once I finished the photo upload I switched to Firefox. Why? Because there are some things in WP which don’t work so well in Maxthon. Soon I will be entering WP to check the stats and tag the photo entries. Finally, I do like Google Chrome, but of all the browsers mentioned so far it is the most resource hungry, even if Firefox is hungrier when starting up.
How do I know that?
Well, I have recently installed this:
Anvir Task Manager, linked to the screen shot, is the most informative device of its kind I have ever used. Yes, that little balloon can be easily turned on and off. The one running there, which stays as long as you want whatever else you are doing, tells what’s running, what the disk load is, and what the temperature of your laptop currently is. When you open the program, as above, you get heaps of real-time information, and not just that, as there are all manner of things you can control via that interface. Good stuff. One thing I have noticed: Google Updater is very active!
Finally, I visit Google Reader twice a day, usually, to make my selections from the blogs I store there. You see the result in the side bar — eventually.
Now, on with this, which will become the sticky post for the coming week.
Updates as they happen
This is added to through the week and mainly tracks what’s new on Ninglun’s Specials, but also notes anything else that comes along. It replaces my now defunct Gateway Blog. After this, over the fold, are the Saturday Stats where I review the previous week.
- Redfern Visions 19: Prince Alfred Park — Spring
- Redfern Visions 20: Elizabeth Street
- Redfern Visions 21: Redfern Street
- Redfern Visions 22: Redfern Street again
- Surry Hills 63: Spring 5
- I changed the avatar; the brown one was too depressing! The new one, rendered to look like a drawing, is me aged 12. I have also increased the avatar size in the comment widget.
- Chinese art: Ren Xiong (1820-1857)
- Surry Hills 64: Spring 6
- Surry Hills 65: Chinese Whisper on Crown Street
- Four experiments, or Ninglun goes arty…
- Four more experiments
- And another four…
- Yet another four…
- Congratulations SHS — on English/ESL
- Surry Hills 66: Buckingham Street, Devonshire Street, Central Station 1
- Surry Hills 67: Buckingham Street, Devonshire Street, Central Station 2
- Chinatown 29: George and Campbell Streets
- Still playing with Paint.NET
- Surry Hills 68: just a day at the office
- Surry Hills 69: the lowlands – Elizabeth, Albion, Mary, Reservoir, Campbell Streets
- October 08 best ever! Thanks to you. — English/ESL
- Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein” — and “Blade Runner” — English/ESL
- Surry Hills 70: the lowlands again
- MILESTONE APPROACHING: Watch Sitemeter for the Floating Life blogs as by tomorrow (Friday) or the day after it will hit 275,000 visitors! [FRIDAY 10 am: 274,833 visits… Getting close.]
- Surry Hills 71: back to The Mine
- Surry Hills 72: Spring 7
- Surry Hills 73: Spring 8
- Surry Hills 74: Spring 9
- I am moving the poll about this site to the Poll Page.
- A Dolphin or a Lonely Transvestite? Thoughts on the story of English. — English/ESL
The week that was to Saturday, 18 October 2008
Top ten individually visited posts in the past seven days, according to WordPress
- Australian poem: 2008 series #9 — 157 views
- "First Australians" on SBS — "must watc 76
- ABC brilliant last night: "Mortgage 71
- Sarah Palin — Blogs, Pictures, and 61
- Australian poem 2008 series #10: Peter S 58
- The Great Surry Hills Book Clearance of 56
- Dispatches from another America 43
- The Hollowmen – ABC TV 23
- Maxthon Browser – Full-Featured Browser 22
- How good is your English? Test and Answe 22
- Top poems 2: John Donne (1572-1631): Sat 29
- Sequel: Art Monthly Australia July 2008 29
- 10. But is it art? Responses to the Bill 26
- Surry Hills 11: hidden streets 21
- Family stories 3 — About the Whitfields 19
- Redfern Visions 14: Guerilla Gardeners i 17
- Moore Park South 1: Views from Mount Ste 10
- Surry Hills 10: Little Lebanon 10
- Family stories 4 — A Guringai Family St 9
- Chinatown 23: Hay Street pedestrians and 9
Thursday had 1,497 views, according to WordPress! Best day ever.
- Physical journeys and Peter Skrzynecki’s 1,182
- Workshop 02 — NSW HSC: Area Study: Imag 445
- Physical journeys and Peter Skrzynecki’s poems Updated 331
- How should I write up a Science experime 309
- Studying the Gothic, or Emily Bronte? 293
- Six suggestions for Imaginative Journeys 214
- SBHS Trial HSC 2007 Paper 1 Question 1: 144
- Workshop 03 — Creative Writing (Year 12 94
- How can I write better short stories? 81
- How can I improve my essay grades, espec 71