I have not been writing anything for ages on my site mostly because I have been quite busy with these two on the picture below.
However, now I have decided to reserve some time and start to write some posts again, mostly about technical and business challenges that I face daily in my work while developing solutions in Sitecore and Umbraco. Also, I want to write about application development in general using jQuery and other interesting front-end technologies that I bump into. So, if you are interested about these topics come and check out this blog once in a while and drop a comment.
I found most of these links from reddit (source) and thought I will share and save it to my blog as future reference. There are many new that I have not check it out as well as many old ones that I had forgotten.
http://tvtropes.org – “Tropes are devices and conventions that a writer can reasonably rely on as being present in the audience members’ minds and expectations. On the whole, tropes are not clichés. The word clichéd means “stereotyped and trite”. In other words, dull and uninteresting. We are not looking for dull and uninteresting entries. We are here to recognize tropes and play with them, not to make fun of them.”
http://pandora.com – Another great free music site. Unlike Grooveshark, you can’t freely play any song you want, but it has a fantastic algorithm for discovering similar music so it takes a lot less effort to set it up to play a wide variety of things I like – no need to pick out lots and lots of songs from the catalog beforehand. Yes, Grooveshark does have that same radio feature, but it’s sorely lacking.
http://www.gutenberg.org – for a transcript of any book written before copyright laws. Includes some semi-professional volunteer audiobooks.
http://www.spanishdict.com – as a Spanish major, I’ve found this to be the best and most complete Spanish-English dictionary if you’re looking for a thorough and clear definition.
http://tvshack.net/ has lots of tv shows and movies for streaming. I use a proxy to get around the hour viewing restrictions that some of the shows have.
Somehow even though this should be a easy task I was unable to find out how can I switch language in WordPress to Spanish language when I have already installed solution in English. There just seemed to be too much info about it, mostly focusing on frontend. I assumed that it would be via Plugins but I could not find any suitable plugin for (if you know one please let me know). Also it seems that I cannot do this in user level (User James would have in English and user Juan in Spanish) it looks like language setting is a global setting. Probably you need WordPress-MU to do it in userlevel(?). Though, having languages in userlevel would be a nice feature as well as having ability to add new languages via plugins.
In any case. If you are struggling on the same issue as me, here is a short instructions how to switch WordPress from English to something else take a look Manually Installing Language Files.
– Download .mo file for example Spanish language in here
– Drop it to /wp-content/languages/
– Modify wp-config.php
define (‘WPLANG’, ‘es_ES’);