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Best of May 2005

Filed under: Bits and Bytes by Hari
Posted on Tue, May 15, 2007 at 13:52 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:35 IST)

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I'm going to experiment with a new concept. I got this idea from RT (who attributes it to Matthew). So starting from now, I'm going to dig into the archives and pick some of my older articles to highlight here periodically.

Here are some of my picks for May 2005 (the month I started blogging).

phpBB: to BB or not to BB - that was written at a time when I was getting frustrated with phpBB's inherent limitations. My first real article. Interestingly, after all that time, phpBB 3.0 is still in beta. :roll:

Debian and Gentoo - similar, yet so different - I don't use Gentoo these days because the compiling time really ate into productive usage. It's nice having a Linux distribution that compiles everything - but it's just not for me. I still rate Gentoo highly though.

Spam filtering in Google and Yahoo mail - It was around that time when gmail was still new and its spam filters were really effective against spam. These days I find that more spam tends to slip through to the inbox and the occasional legitimate mail goes into the spam folder. Still google's spam filter is miles ahead of its competitors.

Conflict between style and utility - not surprisingly, this article reflects the web designer's constant dilemma: focus on utility or style in web design? The debate will keep going on and on for ages.

In the next edition of this, I'll highlight some of my posts from June 2005. In the meantime, please do comment on any of my older articles if you wish to and please let me know your thoughts about this idea. :)

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9 comment(s)

  1. "This blog that day" concept..like most of the newspapers do my printing extact of their 50 year old archives..nice..

    Comment by Shrinidhi (visitor) on Tue, May 15, 2007 @ 15:02 IST #
  2. Shri, lots of my older stuff which are still relevant today are buried permanently. This seemed to be a good way to breathe new life into them. Let's see how it goes

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Tue, May 15, 2007 @ 15:06 IST #
  3. Hari...Thanks for the link & for carrying on the meme. I like the spin you put on it, it's a really good idea.I'll be reading more.

    Comment by Matthew Jabs (visitor) on Tue, May 15, 2007 @ 20:33 IST #
  4. Thanks Matthew, both for your comment and for the idea behind this. Actually I just couldn't find enough favourite articles from all my archives which I wanted to highlight in a single post. However, going by the monthly archives seemed a pretty logical way to do it. So there you have it.

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Tue, May 15, 2007 @ 20:36 IST #
  5. errata:Just realized that my first comment contained some grammatical error...Regrets.Corrected statemet: " newspapers printing extract of their 50 year old archives.."

    Comment by Shrinidhi (visitor) on Tue, May 15, 2007 @ 20:48 IST #
  6. No problem. It was a pretty obvious kind of mistake...

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Tue, May 15, 2007 @ 20:50 IST #

  7. Comment by eJabs Hooks Up - May 15th, 2007 » eJabs (visitor) on Tue, May 15, 2007 @ 21:01 IST #
  8. That set of posts seems interesting... I'll read them up on some free time

    Comment by Sudipta Chatterjee (visitor) on Wed, May 16, 2007 @ 05:30 IST #
  9. Thanks, Sudipta. Hope you find them interesting.

    Comment by hari (blog owner) on Wed, May 16, 2007 @ 07:34 IST #

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