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Silicon Gadget got a restyling

Posted on | September 27, 2010 | Comments Off

Last week I have done a restyling of my other blog, Silicon Gadget, that I use to host guides and reviews of software, games, and technological gadgets.

What do you think about it?

To many sites?

Posted on | June 20, 2010 | Comments Off

Hi all,
I know, I know! I haven’t touched this blog in months! But there is a good news: I have got back a sparkle of interest in following my own websites and I started to “refresh” them.

I started with the website I use as portal to all my services. It is still something very simple and straightforward and beside the graphical redesign the real change is the platform behind it: on the previous incarnation I have used Drupal as platform since I wanted to experiment with it, but now I switched to the “old” (as figure of speech since I am using the latest 3.0 version) and known WordPress; the reason of the change is that while Drupal has the potential for creating feature-rich websites, it is very complicated at first, especially for the newbies and since the portal to all my services was (and is) a simple website (a front-page mainly) it was both a waste of potentials and a pain in the back to keep it updated. Nevertheless I haven’t given up on Drupal, probably I will test it again when I get an idea for a website that will take advantage of its resources.

The next website I am counting to update is Silicon Gadget. It was my first (major, as there was many minors first) website and for many months it was very active, but it is suffering too by the long hiatus. It will take time to refresh it since over the time I added several plugins and custom code changes to extend its functionality. I hope to complete it by the next week.

What about this one? Well … I still like the graphical template and with the original experience of Silicon Gadget I have been able to build it up as I wanted it without many plugins and code changes so any change that will cross my mind will be minor; the only thing it lacks it is content. :D

Said that, what will happen then? As I said I got a sparkle of good will in working on my websites, but will it last? How soon will I fall to another long hiatus? Only time will tell. :)

Happy New Year

Posted on | January 1, 2010 | Comments Off

Happy new year!!!

Merry Christmas

Posted on | December 25, 2009 | Comments Off

Merry Christmas to all.

I know that this blog seems dead, but I did not forgot about it. I hope to get new material to post soon.

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