Tibetan Geeks

Sep 19

The Virtual Sweet Tea House: An Overview of the Tibetan Cyberspace

Tibetan blogosphere is vibrant and empowering by Dechen Pemba 30 August 2010 at http://www.thecommentfactory.com/tibetan-blogosphere-is-vibrant-and-empowering-3478/

As a place to meet, share and exchange, the Tibetan blogosphere has created opportunities for Tibetan netizens that would be unimaginable in the offline world. Keeping in mind the state of internet censorship in the People’s Republic of China today, these new spaces can be seen as new outlets but also as new areas involving personal risk.
Related info: http://tibetangeeks.com/using_tech/ , http://tibetangeeks.com/geeks/history/

Aug 13

Mahiti Workshop on free software

Introduction to Free Software: philosophy, how to use, good applications.
Location: Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Date: September 6-8 2010
See http://convene.mahiti.org/apply

Aug 02

WPBeginner: Start here for WordPress

http://www.wpbeginner.com/

This is THE place to start with WordPress. Step-by-Step how-tos: How to install, Choosing hosting, recommended plugins, choosing a theme.

WordPress on SitePoint

My favorite web development site, http://SitePoint.com , will be focusing on WordPress in August. There are also useful answers and how-tos at the SitePoint WordPress forum: http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=300

Semantic Web: Why code is important

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727715.400-google-twitter-and-facebook-build-the-semantic-web.html

"The defining characteristic of the semantic web is that information should be stored in a machine-readable format." This means: html tags! http://tibetangeeks.com/technologies/web_development/html_guidelines/

Jul 31

Added info about media on the web

http://tibetangeeks.com/technologies/web_development/media_on_the_web/

What are the different media formats? What is a “podcast”, a “webcast”? What are some good websites to learn more about media on the web? Where are some good tools for converting video formats and other things?

Jul 29

US food waste worth more than offshore drilling

New Scientist, 28 July 2010
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20727712.700-us-food-waste-worth-more-than-offshore-drilling.html

"More energy is wasted in the perfectly edible food discarded by people in the US each year than is available in oil and gas reserves off the nation’s coastlines."

See the photo of good and delicious food being scraped into garbage! I know this is true. I grew up in the U.S., and i am back there now. It is … amazing and disgusting. Oh, and by the way, i have never seen so many fat, and sad-faced, people in my life.

The home where i am staying in the U.S. is one of the few few places in the whole country, that eats, or uses (compost, chickens), all of the food they get.

Jul 25

'Business will overcome its opposition to Creative Commons or perish'

Says Joi Ito, CEO of Creative Commons, the nonprofit organisation that’s creating and overseeing the use of free-of-charge licences and tools to ensure content creators can easily mark how they’d like their works to be used online. - http://www.techradar.com/news/software/-business-will-overcome-its-opposition-to-creative-commons-or-perish—705099?src=rss&attr=all

Explains a lot of things about Creative Commons licenses, how they can be embedded in web pages, the big picture of copyright and licenses, and more.

More about licensing at http://tibetangeeks.com/using_tech/licensing-links.html

20+ Demos Showing Advanced jQuery Effects -

Some very good jQuery plugins to enhance your site!

The confusion surrounding HTML5

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/blogs/2010/06/22/the-confusion-surrounding-html5/
The difference betwen html5, css3, and the new javascript goodies.

More at TibetanGeeks :CSS3 info and howtos links and HTML5 links