on the edge

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Greg Black

gjb at gbch dot net
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If you’re not living life on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.

FQE30 at Qld Raceway 25 May 2003


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Worthy organisations

Amnesty International Australia — global defenders of human rights

global defenders of human rights

Médecins Sans Frontières — help us save lives around the world

Médecins Sans Frontières - help us save lives around the world

Electronic Frontiers Australia — protecting and promoting on-line civil liberties in Australia

Electronic Frontiers Australia


(Coming soon…)


(Coming soon…)


(Coming soon…)

Software resources

GNU Emacs


The FreeBSD Project

Wed, 23 Jun 2004

Blogware options

Having played with blosxom for a while now, I’ve started looking around and I’ve spotted a couple of alternatives that seem to offer some benefits:

Of those, Drupal seems perhaps to be overkill for my needs, although it does offer just about anything you could think of. WordPress, on the other hand, seems to be more like the size of thing I’d be interested in.

The chief problems with both are that they require the Apache, PHP, MySQL combination—and my current Pentium-100 web server box just can’t be expected to manage all that baggage; it can cope with static blosxom pages quite easily. But I do plan on building my “new” server soon, and then I’ll install all that stuff and see how WordPress works in practice.