Science Addiction

A dormant blog by Devanshu Mehta

Month: May, 2006

8 Essential WordPress Plugins

While this is in no way a complete list, these are some of my favorite plugins for WordPress- the software that I use to build my blogs. All of these make the job of maintaining and posting to a blog a lot easier. Read the rest of this entry »

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Everything Google

Sometimes it seems impossible to keep up with everything Google throws at us; here are a few places you can look:
* A “complete list of Google products ready for primetime”:http://www.google.com/options/
* My “article on interesting ways of using Google”:http://www.scienceaddiction.com/2006/04/23/50-ways-to-use-your-google/

Enjoy!

How to Make Money From Your Web Site

Before I get in to this article, let me tell you a bit about myself- this will help you decide if you think my advice applies to your web site. There are many ways to make money off a web site and my methods have only permitted my web sites to pay for themselves. I run two blogs: this one and another one on film, “WideScreen Glory”:http://www.widescreenglory.com and I have run a large “Star Wars fan site”:http://www.galaxyfaraway.com since 1998, that makes up the bulk of traffic that I receive.

In a broad sense, there are three methods of advertising on the Internet: Read the rest of this entry »

Those Cooky Scientists and Their Amazing Beans

You know what they say about beans- they make you… how should I say… “flatulent”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatulence. Well, a “few smart scientists in Venezuela”:http://www.livescience.com/humanbiology/060425_bean_fermentation.html have figured out how to make beans ferment more before they’re cooked removing their undesirable qualitites. Nice.

The Stephen Colbert Moment

Does anyone else remember the Jon Stewart moment? The single point that can be traced down to the hour when Jon Stewart suddenly took America’s entire cable news oligarchy to task on CNN Crossfire. It was the moment that Jon Stewart became relevant- and in that time, in the months leading up to the 2004 presidential election, probably became the most relevant of all. “These were the few minutes on cable television that caused Crossfire to be cancelled, Tucker Carlson to leave the channel and become the Jon Stewart moment”:http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2652831?htv=12.

Well, last Sunday, Daily Show regular Stephen Colbert who lampoons O’Reilly style punditry every night on the Colbert Report had “his moment”:http://www.radioopensource.org/stephen-colbert-court-jester/. He hosted the White House Press corps dinner and with biting satire tore apart the press, the political status quo and _the president_ who was sitting _a few feet away from him_. I don’t think anyone has done this ever before this close to the president with such drive, focus and _humor_. Read the rest of this entry »

New Battlefronts Emerge on Net Neutrality

A few interesting developments on the Network Neutrality front: Read the rest of this entry »

Adding Search to Your Site

Recently, a fellow blogger asked me for help getting “search” working on their blog. Since my advice was helpful there, I figured there must be other people who could benefit from the information. So here is how you can add a search feature to your web site regardless of how it was built and regardless of the purpose you choose to use it for. You can use it for your own reference or to allow visitors to search your site. Best of all, it’s quite simple to implement. Read the rest of this entry »

April at Apple Matters

One more month has passed at “Apple Matters”:http://www.applematters.com (that makes three) and that means three more articles “since I last wrote”:http://www.scienceaddiction.com/2006/04/07/last-month-at-apple-matters/. This is what I’ve been up to there: Read the rest of this entry »

More on Network Neutrality

Here are a few more things you can do to get involved in “saving Network Neutrality”:http://www.scienceaddiction.com/2006/05/02/save-the-internet-and-network-neutrality/. Read the rest of this entry »

What People Were Reading Here in April

These were the most popular articles here in the month of April:

This month my old Linux on the Xbox article and Dharmesh Thakker’s light/shadows photographs are new on the list.