Killer Web Apps 2007?

Webware 100 polling here.

I choosed Scribd, it’s an awesome youtube like web apps for document/paper.

Not that the other options are all bad, it’s just that Scribd is quite new and cool. Especially the idea behind Scribd paper. Neat.

I have to admit, About Us is a cool site. Their crawler does a pretty good job picking up information from certain website. Just enter the domain name, it will show you the about us page, or if it isn’t exist, it crawls the website to extract about us information.

Here is Ngoprekweb’s about us page there. Compare it with my own about us page here.

Blogdesk 2.6 Build 600

Do you use Blogdesk? Then you should download the newest version. Somehow the old version doesn’t work with newest version of wordpress. The bug i noticed was the comment is off by default.

If you haven’t use blogdesk, here’s a little description for you:

Blogging should be simple, but it gets complicated and time-consuming if you are serious about it. BlogDesk makes it easy to write, speeds up lavish processes and assists the author with smart features.

Morning Ritual for Productive People

I don’t know about you, but to me morning is my most productive time, midnight is my second. Yeah, you may guess, those times are the most quiet and peaceful time to do activities that requires focus such as writing or coding.

Leo at freelance switch mentioned some other reasons why morning has to be a good time to start writing. Although i’m not a writer, i think his opinion was all true for code monkey like me.

He also gave some sort of ritual you could try to make your morning more productive. One of them which important and i mistakely do all the time is to avoid activities which will waste your time in the morning like reading email or RSS feeds. Not that those activities aren’t important, but reading email or RSS feeds surely takes time which will waste your short morning time.

A nice hot cup of coffee is also one of Leo’s morning ritual. It helps to make your morning enjoyable, and in my case it helps to ensure i’m awake. :)

Another good habit you could try is force yourself to end each day when you’re in the middle of interesting and exciting work. It will make you easier to wake up and start a new day. You’ll know exactly what to do since you’ve started it the night before.

Off course, the most challenging thing about this morning ritual is how to get up early in the morning. Especially when you’re also enjoy working late at night.

One thing you should remember, it is not about the quantity of your sleep, but the quality of your sleep that matters. I read about this somewhere, dragging yourself to bed early won’t help you to wake up early in the morning.

But then again, it’s all about the habit.

Widgets Integration on WordPress 2.2

Hey dude! WordPress 2.2 is out now. As usual there are numbers of bug fixes and cool new features. The most notably feature which i love in this version is Widgets integration.

With this cool feature you don’t have to hardcode the widget’s script into your theme anymore, instead it can be installed and arranged using your administration panel. So you don’t have to worry when you need to change your theme, every widget will still show up as they were.

See, mybloglog widget on my sidebar? i put it there using this widget integration panel. All you need is to copy-paste the widget’s script into the text area in the widget panel. You can even arrange the position of the widget by drag n’ drop UI. Very nice!