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Author: Rowan Rodrik

NFSN Pools

From its inceptions, this blog has run on NearlyFreeSpeech.Net's FreeBSD web hosting service. Because of very clever resource sharing (when not serving visitors, a site hardly takes up resources), their pricing has always been very competitive. That, combined with their technical flexibility, support and transparency has made me more of a fan with every year that I've used their service. Still, sometimes I've been wanting to use something else than CGI (they support many, many programming languages for CGI – even C/C++) or mod_php, like Rails or Django or mod_perl. Read More »

Open-source fonts

Tom Moertal's has a simple stance on the complexities of web-font licensing: Read More »

Ytec, WordPress and Aihato.nl

On Oktober, the 25th, in what will be known to future generations as a historical move, Wiebe changed the A record of www.aihato.nl to point to the new production site running at Ytec. The new site, a collaboration by Ytec and me, based on WordPress, has been in development since May. At least, that's when I started taking notes. There had been some discussion, wire-framing and design done before that time. Read More »

Goosh

For a Vimperator user like me, Goosh (the unofficial Google shell) is an obvious replacement for Google's normal search page. Read More »

Finnix Linux Live CD

Finnix is another Linux Live CD. Like SystemRescueCD, it's not intended for the average desktop user, and does not include any desktops, productivity tools, or sound support, in order to keep distribution size low. But Finnix is based on Debian, not Gentoo.

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Silk icons

Silk” is a smooth, free icon set, containing over 700 16-by-16 pixel icons in strokably-soft PNG format. Useful for web projects.

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Damn Small Linux

Damn Small Linux (or DSL) is another Linux distribution that deserves a closer look someday. It's light enough that it should even run on a 486DX with 16MB of RAM and it can run fully in RAM with only 128MB of RAM.

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SystemRescueCd

SystemRescueCd is my favorite Linux live CD's for system recovery and related tasks. It is based on Gentoo and comes with all the right toys to make me happy. :-)

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Keyword Research Tool

If I ever have to do some SEO again, I'll try the Keyword Research Tool to make some improvements to my keyword selection process.

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Sabayon Linux

Sabayon Linux seems like an interesting distribution to try some day. Maybe.

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