- Wrote and posted Codename MicrosoftMax: A Picasa2/iPhoto Killer? at PTB.
- Sent unsolicited advice to the litratista.org bloggers of general blog topics to write about.
- Cooked and ate the immortal tortang talong.
In addition to that, I’ve been scouring the web for FOSS (Free and Open Source) app alternatives to my current setup. Besides the obvious browser choice, here’s a shortlist:
- Newsreader: I’m back with FeedReader. RSSOWL is also open-source, but its a memory hog, and there’s no option to use a browser other than IE; FeedReader doesn’t offer that option, but at least its light, and has an alert feature.
- Download Manager: WackGet. Had a few days with both FreshDownload (an old favorite), and FreeDownloadManager. Wackget reminds me of the simplicity of Foobar. Paired with Flashgot, it also offers seamless Firefox integration.
- Photo-editing Software: No, I don’t need a replacement for Photoshop CS2. I need a basic editor, with color palette management, which I greatly need for CSS editing of sites. The newest version of GIMP for Windows appeared fo have screwed up my install of Gaim, so I’ve instead reverted to GimpShop.
- IM: Gaim for Windows, what else. There have been some sporadic issues with the Google Talk network, but I can live with that.
FOSS for Windows Wishlist (still researching, downloading, and testing):
- Antivirus. Currently using AVG Free Edition
- Personal Firewall. Currently using ZoneAlarm.
- Dictionary. Currently using WordWeb.
- Media Player. Currently using Winamp.
One thing on my FOSS wishlist that I can’t seem to find a suitable substitute for would be a basic, tabbed text editor for HTML, CSS, and barebones word processing. I’m currently using TextPad, which is pretty neat shareware. Suggestions?