A tip for Mac users: If you have certain applications, which you regularly use and have to load up every time you boot your comp, or if there are programs that you don’t want to load when you boot up: Click on Apple Icon top left corner > System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items.
Google Chrome has similar settings for loading multiple homepages on startup: Click on Chrome next to Apple Icon > Preferences > On Startup > Use Current Pages. Now they need to make it so we can have it load multiple tabs in multiple windows. It’s great how most of the apps remember their window sizes and locations.
Just upgraded OS to Lion & reconfigured a bunch of ish. Really like the way you can push content around and the new swipe feature. Playing with some mobile application development amongst other projects. Had to upgrade in order to download XCode 421. Check out the mobile sites we are working on for:
Just went for a run, downloaded a video editing app for my smart phone, and this is what I made. Going to upgrade to a phone with a better camera and have some ideas how to make this more pro-style… for the next one. Keep in mind this is a mobile video editing and blogging test.
Music = “Running with a Gun” by Slightly Stoopid (their management sent me this mp3)
I’m writing about WordPress vs. Blogger because I just started a new blog, which uses the WordPress/RRP platform, had previously setup a Blogger blog, and think my experience might benefit someone trying to start their own blog.
Blogger and WordPress are the leading free blogging services. If you type “blog” into Google, it is most likely that the number one result will be Google owned Blogger, followed by WordPress. I never really got into my Blogger blog. There are some really nice features, especially when it comes to integrating other Google services like AdSense for monetization and Picassa for photos; however, you can easily embed their widgets in WordPress.
WordPress is more open source and community driven. I have decided to go with WordPress because it is completely customizable. Most importantly, it was easy for me to download and host on my own server, thus giving me control over the databases and server-side scripting. I think WordPress has been around longer and has more features and plugins.
After getting started on my new blog I saw someone else post a link to their Blogger blog, was almsot tricked into switching back, but after tinkering around with my old blog I realized I just liked the newer and more sleek generic layout, upgraded the layout on my new blog a bit, and could not be more satisfied with the time spent.