What's been on my mind
Yesterday (the 15th September 2005) was the South African Johannesburg launch of Macromedia studio 8 at the Dimension Data Campus (Bryanston). Being someone who develops solely in Dreamweaver (not only for design but also for PHP coding), and who also uses Flash whenever I get a project that's suitable, I thought I'd check it out.
For those that don't know it yet, there has been a split between Miro, the original creators of the Mambo content management system and the Mambo developers. It seems that disagreements regarding how Mambo was controlled led to the split, and the developers have created a new project called Joomla!. This will leave many wondering which project to follow: Mambo or Joomla!
It looks like internet usage in South Africa is on the rise again in 2005, with the latest figures estimated to be at 4,780,000 users (Internet World Stats). That's about 10% of South Africa's population.
Choosing a domain name is often a spur of the moment decision, and takes place when you want to register a domain quickly so that no one else gets it before you. This is normally not an ideal way to go about it, when a domain name is an essential component of your online identity and has an impact on your search engine rankings. Take a look at the following tips taken from a sitepoint article, to help you effectively choose your domain name:
From listening to the Daily Source Code, Adam Curry's podcast I've once again been entertained by mashups. A mashup is a mix of different songs combined into one, to hopefully create a piece of work that is greater (or at least equal to) the sum of it's parts.
I've been using Skype for quite a while, for both Skype to Skype calls as well as Skype to land line calls (mostly to the UK). I've recently come across an alternative to Skype called Gizmo which is pretty similar to Skype although it does offer some additional features. One feature that Skype currently does not offer is the recording of your Skype calls.