End of year digest 2008

There is no better time for looking back than digit change in year. What seems like lazy post on other day on December 31 becomes deep and philosophical insight. I’ve decided to bulk together few major topics I had covered (and will continue covering) so:

  • regular readers and subscribers may spot something they missed;
  • passersby get a good look on what they are getting for becoming regular;
  • I get to shiver on how crappy early posts were and hope to improve that much every half year.




I hadn’t even planned such separate category from the start but it kinda happened. Everything that was screaming to get from my head into post and succeeded at that.


Take two similar things and compare. I like the format and there were some variations in things.


Opera is my browser of choice. I am using it for a long time through numerous versions and still discovering plenty of old and new things about it.


Amazing and flexible technology for receiving updates, productivity and other things. Tons of things discovered and to be discovered.

Don’t forget to subscribe or share why are you subscribed ! :)


Not many posts on topic but covering some less known aspects and very popular from that.


My favorite service for this blog. A lot of trying to make it work, raising awareness in my readers, pitching improvement suggestions to developers and finally getting some suggestions and doing posts on them.

Group writing

Lots of bloggers writing on same topic, sometimes with contest elements. It’s bit hard to stay relevant but group writings provide plenty of interesting topics and roundups are excellent reading as well.

Blog reviews

Started with small shout outs and gradually improved in decent reviews. Lots of experience from Reader Blog Critique Project helps.

Screenshoting for blog series

Bit of down-to-earth information and tools on how to make screenshots that doesn’t suck traffic and doesn’t suck in general.

Spam series

Mostly backlash against lame, useless and annoying antispam solutions that are so popular nowadays.

Guest posts

Did few guest post, less than I wanted to (also few remaining I must write at last). Guess I am bit greedy and want to keep all tasty topics to my blog. Strangely hadn’t a single guest post here, being overprotective?


Wow, it really adds up over time. Hadn’t even tried to sum up core categories (software and web ). Anyway archives are always there for curious. See you all next year on January 1, happy new year! :)

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  • Lyndi #

    You had some pretty interesting articles on offer in 2008. May 2009 be a good one for you and your blog.
  • Rarst #

    @Lyndi Thanks, and same to you. :)
  • Nihar #

    Will try to check all the links. you have got a good number of posts.
  • Rarst #

    @Nihar Doing my best. :) I need to write consistently or I'll get lazy.