Now that I got my own domain I transfered/moved all posts from my wordpress.com account to this brand new blog. I’ve been looking at some blogging engines and ended up using WordPress as it seems to be the only “stress-free” solution for now. The most interesting alternatives are habari or a blog plug-in for PmWiki. But in the end the huge amount of plug-ins (syntax highlighting, …) and themes for WordPress was the decisive factor.
Right now I use WordPress with the following plug-ins/additions:
- modified cleanr theme
- SyntaxHighlighter Evolved
- StatSurfer for some colorful diagrams
- Feed Statistics for even more data to look at
- Raven’s Antispam (hopefully enough for this small blog)
Beside the blog I’ve “installed” a Wiki and a online RSS reader. To cut a long story short: I use PmWiki with the SourceBlock plug-in (for syntax highlighting) for my personal Wiki and Tiny Tiny RSS to manage and read my news feeds.
While I normally try to avoid browser-based software, I must admit that I’m really impressed by Tiny Tiny RSS. It has completely replaced my desktop feed readers (Akregator and Liferea). And I really enjoy the fact that I don’t have to “sync” my feeds between different computers.
Now I just need a decent webmail software – something that can compete with the simplicity, power and speed of GMail…