Wikis as Websites

One of the latest trends in open-source development, is for the projects website to be created with MediaWiki . This article on Acts of Volition lists a couple others, as well as one of my current favorite pieces of software, Banshee , a music management and player for GNOME. (I’ve been meaning to blog about Banshee for well over a month). I still have to put a long term plan together on integrating silwenae .

Link O' the Day

The link of the day is Postsecret . Extremely popular at Technorati , I had never heard of it, and it’s pretty interesting. What is it, you ask? From the site itself: PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail-in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard. And they put up the pictures of said postcards.

Flock Review

Newsforge has a pretty good review of Flock up. I’ve downloaded the Linux client, and while stable, I haven’t really used enough of it to comment yet. It brings together a number of tools I use while browsing, including Flickr and blogging. Delicious bookmarks are definitely something I want to get into a lot more, especially since I share so many computers. If you’re into Web 2.0 / social networking / insert buzzword here, and want to see read a review of a browser for Web 2.

What's in a name?

I’ve received a number of questions over the years of where the name “Silwenae” came from. It was randomly generated in Everquest – the second name I chose within EQ. It was unique enough that I stuck with it, including registering 3 domains. (And for the record, it’s pronounced sill-win-ay). CmdrTaco, co-founder of , has written an op-ed piece on Slashdot on how Blizzard made him change his name due to the use of “Cmdr”, a title, in his World of Warcraft name, and how it’s affected him.


I’ve downloaded Flock the new browser for Web 2.0 based on Firefox. More to come – it’s very interesting but I don’t think I quite have the hang of it yet – though I am posting this blog post from Flock!

Spam Karma 2

I continue to be impressed with Spam Karma 2 for WordPress since I installed in a couple weeks ago. I was getting about 50 spam comments a day in the blog, and Spam Karma 2 has cut that down to nothing. Zero. Zilch. I think I’ve had to moderate 3 comments so far it wasn’t sure of (which were spam), but that’s nothing compared to the daily maintenance hell I used to go through in deleting comments.

Theme Upgraded

Upgraded to the latest and greatest K2 theme – and now comes with the Vader style. Back to a black theme, yay! Even better, comes with AJAX commenting. Sweet. Mike and Chris are writing some rockin’ code.

Drupal Woes

Over the last month or so since I migrated over to Site5 for hosting, and transferred the content to I’ve been working on the image module in Drupal as it stopped working during the site migration. I’ve been through the code, I’ve re-installed the module, and nothing has worked. I decided to tackle it this weekend, with mixed results. I upgraded’s Druapl installation from 4.5.5 to 4.

I hate Internet Explorer

Why, oh why, can Internet Explorer not conform to web standards? I threw up a placeholder on using Drupal, and put a transparent PNG as the header graphic. Looks awesome in Firefox, but IE you see the background. I hate IE. I don’t want to use a GIF due to patent issues, and JPEGs can’t handle transparency. Grr. 5.0 is up, and a history of it is coming soon. is 100% back to normal. All the data, links and information have been migrated to My last to-do is to update the header on the forums, but other than that, Fazin did an awesome job. Now it’s time to start thinking about the new If I don’t have time to update my blog, I’ll have to figure out how to find time for web development again!