The Best of News Feeds #15

One last collection of my favourite news stories before I head off Downunder for one month’s R&R:


Are you a web designer and looking for some ideas?

by Speckyboy: 51 Amazing and Inspiring Blog Style Web Designs

These are probably the blog design benckmarks for 2009, they all have there own individual characteristic that defines them as inspiring. They also have one thing in common: They are Amazing…


Currently a hot topic in the PNG Press

by David Ulg: Morata One – One of PNG’s settlements

Settlements across the country are perfect places for people who leave their homes to look for greener pastures. Motives can be varied why people move to major cities and towns and having them end up in settlements with wantoks (friends). Many of these people do not have proper homes and their reside with either their friends or makeshift huts. Morata One is among the many settlements across the main cities and towns in Papua New Guinea…


I have a few friends that wouldn’t be too happy about this…

by Ambo: Time to flatten Genoka

Goroka is turning into a haven for lawlessness and fast becoming a cowboy town.Genoka is one such place that accommodates thugs and criminals. I wonder whether the Goroka administration has the power to barricade Genoka. It should give the settlers the ultimatum to leave on their own or they would be forced out. After that, the settlement should be flattened. The peace-loving people of Goroka are fed up with these criminals…


Here’s an author I’ve been wanting to read…

by Tavurvur: Jared Diamond on the End of the World: Is PNG the Only Country that can Survive?

Jared Diamond is no doom-and-gloomer; he’s a Pulitzer Prize winning author of thoughtful, carefully researched books about the rise and fall of societies. Diamond is best known for Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed and Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, both of which are among my top-recommended books of all time…


Why would someone say nasty things about WP?

by Matt Matt: Ryanair Diss

In a relatively bizarre case an employee of Ryanair left disparaging remarks about WordPress on someone’s blog. Someone with the airline should apologize…


Want to find out what the Pres has for dinner?

by Anon Inside the White House kitchen

Last night, the President and First Lady hosted their first state dinner — a reception for the nation’s governors in the State Dining Room. Before the dinner, First Lady Michelle Obama met with some students of the local L’Academie de Cuisine and introduced them to Cris Comerford, the White House Executive Chef, and Bill Yosses, the head pastry chef…


Not long before it will be 1 of 2!

by Christian Einfeldt 1 of 3 Dell Inspiron Mini Netbooks Sold With Linux

According to an article in Laptop Magazine on-line, one-third of Dell Inspiron Mini 9s netbooks are sold with the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Dell senior product manager John New attributed the sales volume to the lower price point of the Ubuntu Linux machines. And the return rate of the Ubuntu Linux machines is approximately equal to that of comparable netbooks sold with Microsoft Windows XP. Dell spokesperson Jay Pinkert attriutes the low return rate to Dell’s good communications with its customers, saying ‘We have done a very good job explaining to folks what Linux is…


An excellent resource for the WordPressie…

by Glen Stansberry: Top 50 WordPress Tutorials

As a web developer, you can broaden your potential client base and add value for existing clients by listing ‘Wordpress’ as an area of expertise. Of course, unless you want to bluff your way through jobs, you’d better have the skill to back-up that claim. This collection will help…

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