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Mon 17 Sep 2007


Category : mac and the internet

Down with the flu and my server on the blink, I setup this wordpress blog to track progress, photos and results of the ICCS - "News from the International Coastal Cleanup Singapore".

I was on a two-day computer spree, posting, processing information and communicating profusely, without talking due to a sore throat that seem to burn up my ear canal as well. The tools I used which made it tolerable, besides the usual desktop productivity tools like DragThing or Textpander were:

  • Wordpress - blog engine that allows webpages too.
  • Skitch - image grabs and annotations, immediate server hosting and URL embeds.
  • Adium - chating since I lost my voice and not worrying if the others were on MSN, Yahoo, GMail Chat or iChat.
  • GMail - sending large files painlessly, good search engine for archived emails
  • Google Spreadsheets - colaboratively spreadsheets with public-view acess.
  • Mailplane - desktop app for GMail with easy switching between gmail accounts.
  • Ecto - desktop preparation and editing of blog entries, later MarsEdit.
  • Graphic Converter - batch renaming of photos, re-orientation of photos.
  • Flickr - photo hosting, tagging, sharing, commenting.
  • Flickr Uploadr - posting and tagging batches of photos to Flickr form the desktop.

Got my server access back this morning. Lucky there were alternatives.

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