Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mozilla Firefox

I have been able to do some fancy stuff thanks to Mozilla Firefox. It's amazing how the browser and browser settings you use greatly affects your internet experience. I am currently using the "Scribefire" add-on for Mozilla Firefox to add this post to my Blog. All I do is hit the F8 key and WALLA, the bottom half of my screen shows the various options I have eg Posting to your Blog, Entries, Categories etc. with the top half showing my Blog. Once you are done you hit the "Publish" button and Bob's your auntie.
Other Add-ons that I have downloaded and installed for Firefox are Cooliris and Piclens. The effects are just awesome. I will be discussing these Add-ons in my next Post but if you ever wanted the 3D feel and Slideshow experience within your browser, these will blow you away.

Monday, April 14, 2008


I had a go at Picasa Web Albums and really enjoyed it. My boss needed a couple of photos sent for a publication but she needed to review them and select the best. I had two problems:
1. She was overseas (thousands of miles away) and
2.The photos were quite big (over 80MB)

That's when I thought of Picasa and went on an "On the Job" self-training program. I simply jumped onto the Picasa Website, , registered and before you know it, my bosss had a s heap of photos to ward through a make a slection. WHat a beauty.

Picasa really earned me some points on the job front. So you can also give it a try and see how it goes.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Time Away

I have had to divert my attention a bit due to our Finanical year end which is just round the corner. I have had limited free time for playing around in the Open Source arena despite 2 of our main projects being mainly based on Open Source, at least, that's what I have recommended for my organisation. I, however, came across the Picasa Web Albums when I was doing my rounds on the web. I will have a look at it in detail when I get time but if there's anyone who has used it before, feel free to share what you got out of it. Alfresco is another Open Source solution that I downloaded and installed and intend palying around with.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Having been in the IT industry for over 8 years, I decided to explore the free software and open source software arena as I had spent the better part of my career using paid proprietary software. The past few months have been quite an adventure as I have learnt of the power that some of the free software and open software can avail to us. I have decided to start a blog to share my experiences and also learn from the community. All and any comments are most welcome.