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+ - Hackers for Charity->

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davidlibby
davidlibby writes "Straight up, I'm not a soft touch for humanitarian appeals. But listening to Amrit's podcast with Johnny Long, founder of Hackers for Charity struck a very sympathetic chord with me. What caught my attention was Johnny's eyewitness description of the impact his work was having on the lives of people who have found themselves on the wrong end of life's lottery. Let me cite a couple of examples Johnny mentioned. Setting up a wireless network inside an office in Uganda has enabled a charitable organization to double the number of child sponsorships it can process and manage. Similarly, creating a secure website for the organization has given them an Internet storefront from which they can receive donations from anywhere in the world."
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Power

+ - World wide shutdown is early stages of planning...

Submitted by zoftie
zoftie (195518) writes "Many people are planning to shut their computers off for entire day on March 24th. Shutdown Day website already went over 25000 people who are committed to spending their day free of their electronic pacifier, feeding tube however you want to describe your relationship to your computer(s). Being in IT industry for a while this leads on to one question, what is the consequence of such act, and what does it ask of us beyond turning off the computer."
Software

+ - What content management system do you recommend?

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An anonymous reader writes "So I'm trying to decide on an open source content management system to use for a weekly college newspaper. Right now we're using Dreamweaver to manually update static pages and moving directories around to archive stories — very ugly. I'm having some difficulty convnincing the school employees to go along with my megalomaniacal plans for the website. I initially wanted to use Drupal, but the system administrators don't want to use PHP because of "security holes." The site is hosted on a Windows server and unfortunately setting up our own Unix server isn't an option.

Basically, I'm looking for something that will allow us to post stories, pictures that go with those stories, and we'd also like to get into video content, probably using YouTube as a host. It can't require PHP, and should be as configuration-free as possible (for instance not necessarily requiring access to email). It should also allow for weekly archiving of the stories and, although not a must, autogeneration of RSS feeds would be nice. Of course, I'd like something that is as widely used/standard as possible so that I can point to other sites as support for switching to the new system."

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