Entries Tagged as 'Technology'

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

How I hate my Samsung N140 netbook

As any visitor will have noticed, things are still quiet on Freelance Unbound this week. Partly this is to do with the fact that I am so busy I can barely read blogs, let alone write one. But also it’s because  haven’t yet had the time, or the nerve, to perform major invasive surgery on […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Death of my Apple PowerBook power connector

Things have been quiet here on Freelance Unbound for a few days. Partly this has been me having a rest after the orgy of news:rewired coverage, and partly because I had to prepare for teaching an interesting course to journalism students at Solent University on online strategy. This ties in nicely with the entrepreneurial journalism […]

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

WordPress plugins I use

A few months ago, when I moved Freelance Unbound to its own host, I wrote that I had got a bit excited about the world of plugins and had, temporarily, broken the site. It’s all settled down now. And finally the vast universe of plugins is starting to make sense. Here are the ones I’m […]

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Which CMS? Drupal vs Expression Engine – a diary of frustration

I’ve been posting a bit about dithering between WordPress and Drupal for a web development project, and also which one to use for a student learning environment. Fellow blogger Soilman is in a similar position – though he’s dithering between Drupal and Expression Engine for bigger, corporate sites. Here’s how he compares the two: Drupal […]

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Website building: Drupal vs WordPress

Posting has been light on Freelance Unbound this week, mainly because I’ve been drowning in PHP in an attempt to code a web site. So far, the process is: Tweak the code Break the site Undo Tweak again Refresh Repeat until something works I’m enjoying it, in a strange kind of way. Though I’m finding […]

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Plugin madness

Moving to my own hosting space and unleashing me on the world of WordPress has been a bit like letting a small, excitable dog loose in a butcher’s shop. For my world is suddenly chock full of plugins. Plugins to do virtually everything, it seems, bar the washing up. (And I understand someone somewhere is […]

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Successful Drupal import

Finally, after quite a bit of noodling around, I have managed to export my WordPress blog and import it successfully into Drupal. To those with a life, this is perhaps not so impressive. But given Drupal’s quite astonishingly unintuitive user interface I am quite pleased with myself.   If anyone wants to do something similar, […]

Friday, March 13th, 2009

More übergeekery

I have been wondering what I might do as a first run for a basic Drupal site, basically to give me a project to help me learn the CMS. “Could I migrate WordPress to it, using xml?” I wondered, geekily. Yes! For there on the excellent Drupal site was a link to a Drupal module […]

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I become an übergeek

Spent part of the weekend installing Apache and mySQL on my laptop to turn it into a “web development platform”. If you’d have spoken to me even a year ago, I would never have believed I could have written such a thing.  It was kind of easier than you’d think, given that most of my […]