Daily Archives: March 21, 2008

I’m fiddling about with CMSes

I DECIDED TO SEE what different content management systems (CMSes) were like. What a fool I was.

Checking out the WordPress site, I got referred to several web host sites and plumped for one that gave me the madmikemagee.net URL.

You can experiment with all sorts of CMSes if you’ve a 100 years or so to waste – definitely quite a few of them are far from simple, while others are so simple they’re far from ideal.

Also, transplanting stuff from this freebie bog to a bog hosted on a site is not necessarily the easiest thing to do.

Perhaps it’s time that the web wizzes, rather than behave as if they’re members of Masonic Lodge 434, with secret knowledge to boot, just created a back engine to demand.

The web wizzes have everything to gain, and nothing to lose from such a strategy. They are the modern equivalent of printers, who in the ole days claimed no-one understood their craft.

Basically, that’s because no one wants to take the time to understand their craft. Bricklaying and plumbing is easier, all in all. Raw HTML is even easier. ♥

Nvidia says Intel is playing “catch up”

INTEL’S LARRABEE is no threat to Nvidia, according to a geezer called Andy Keane, chatting to the Wall Street Journal today.

Keane, who is the general manager of Nvidia’s graphic chip division, told the Journal that Intel is doing “old computing”  and attempting to catch up.

That’s what I like about Nvidia – it’s got some balls. Last week Stephen Smith from Intel told us that his firm will have competing products with AMD and Nvidia next year. The quotes from Keane were buried deep in an article that – surprise, surprise – was featuring the sub-prime market. ♦