Aun aprendo

on living a life of excellence

Coming Back Again!

Its good to know that I still have plans to maintain and to continue posting in this blog of mine. I’ve been dormant in posting here for the last six months that I seemed to have lost the motivation to think and write in this blog of mine.

Pursuing the last remaining subjects in my master’s degree and then having the chance to teach part-time in my college alma matter have taken the bulk of my time and focus in the past six months. Add that with my usual distractions and procrastination, I ended up not updating this blog.

Finding App Alternatives Using alternativeTo

One useful site I’ve been using the past years is alternativeTo. It’s a site that gives you alternatives to many of the well known free and commercial apps/software in the market. For example, if you like the popular photo editing Adobe Photoshop software but find it too expensive to invest in, alternativeTo will help you by giving you a list of apps that work similarly like Photoshop. These alternatives are either free, shareware, or commercial app/software and can either run in multiple or specific platforms and operating systems.

Dashing Through the Docs

One of the apps I’ve discovered recently while browsing the web was Dash — an OS X app that is both an API documentation browser and a code snippet manager. It lets you download the API documentation of popular programming and non-programming open source tools (your choice of languages, frameworks, databases,CMS, etc.) in your computer.

Mid-year Status Update

It’s been months since I last posted here. I have drafts about some computer thoughts and tips that I’d like to share but I haven’t really followed through on them. I jumped from one topic to another without first finishing one. The coming weeks will be different as I look to finish many of them.

Anyway, below are just some of the things I’ve been preoccupied with lately and some of them are reasons why I’ve not been updating this blog regularly.

OmmWriter Dana II Love

As someone new to blogging, I felt that I needed to go beyond using and typing on an ordinary text editor or word processing application. TextEdit, LibreOffice and even Microsoft Word were fine at first, but the Learner in me, eventually wanted differently. Yes, I “wanted”, not “needed” something differently. TextEdit and LibreOffice may have met my writing needs, but the desire of trying an app designed specifically for writing was intriguing.