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Alternatives to Pingoat

Sunday, 20th July 2008 6:20am
Over the last few weeks Pingoat has been down with its service unavailable and in the meantime I have had to look for alternatives to use.

Before I started using Pingoat I used to use Pingomatic and its still available but the list of services it pings its still the same and sometimes I get an error message on my first attempt and so not a very good alternative at the moment I guess.

I think the best alternative I have found so far is Pingates and this pings more than 30 services.

However, the only downside is that the captcha image is not very clear and sometimes it can be hard to see exactly what characters are in the image because the background and the letters can be nearly the same.

Another very good alternative I have used is BlogBlip and this pings more than 30 services and it gives you a summary of your feed plus the number of services pinged indicating succcess or failure. I found that to be very useful.

Also at BlogBlip you can download the current configuration file if you so wish.

Once or twice I have also used King Ping . King Ping gives a message saying that the pings have been send without specifying the particular services like what Pingoat, Pingates and BlogBlip does.

I am sure there must be many more blog pinging services but I think these alternatives are quite good and I also hope that Pingoat maintainance will end soon.

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Category: Websites | Comments : 17

Waiting for a theme

Saturday, 19th July 2008 10:21pm
Its been a month since Firefox 3 was released and at this stage most of the important add-ons that I use are now compatible with the new version.

The problem at first was with themes because it took a bit of time to get a lot of themes compatible wth version 3.

One of my most favourite themes in Firefox 2 was Blue Ice and at the moment its not yet upgraded for version 3 and I hope that it will be available soon.

Last week I tried the Noia 2.0 (eXtreme) theme but though good I didn’t quite like it that much and therefore I went back to the default theme which I should admit is not that bad.

I will also trial Phoenity Modern which looks quite good.

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Category: Browsers | Comments : 0