Category Archives: OPEN SOURCE

Skeleton – Small & Speedy without WordPress

Healthcare-Skull-iconI like car camping. I can pack 2.4 tons of gear in the family truckster and head off into the woods. Because of all the extra stuff, I tend to do the opposite of Robert Frost and take the paved road most travelled. BUT, sometimes it’s good to go with just the basics. I take only what I really need and can fit that extra kid in the car.

WordPress is like car camping. When you set up a WP site, you’ve got baggage, lots of baggage. Even worse, it’s not easy being lean.  That’s where Skeleton, a responsive boiler plate can really help out.  

Here are some forks that may be better supported:

https://github.com/SkeletonFramework/SkeletonFramework

With CCS pre-processor:
https://github.com/whatsnewsaes/Skeleton-Sass
https://github.com/thatuxguy/skeletonLESS

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Chromium Browser

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We don’t need you to type at all because we know where you are. We know
where you’ve been. We can more or less guess what you’re thinking
about.

– Eric Schmidt, Former Google CEO

Chromium is the Open Source version of the Google Chrome Browse. There are some differences like auto-updates,  the integrated Adobe Flash Player or RLZ tracking. The binaries are available from:

http://chromium.woolyss.com/download/en/

There are also “better” versions with 20% less calories and no trans fat rolled out by other companies, such as Comodo Dragon:

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[REVIEW] GNUcash 2.6.3 – The GNOOD, the BAD, and the GNUGLY

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FREE. I love that word. It’s almost as good as Open Source. GNUcash is financial-accounting software for personal and small business all under an open and free GNU GPL . The only problem with a lot of open/free software is that you get what what paid for

Right off, you’ll probably have to whip out the documentation and actually read at least some of it to get started. What I wanted to do was to keep track of expenditures and also draw from an advance.

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