Test Post 3

WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internet’s “top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011 manages 22% of all new websites.[5] WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.[6][7]

It was first released on May 27, 2003, by Matt Mullenweg[1] as a fork of b2/cafelog. As of December 2011, version 3.0 had been downloaded over 65 million times

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WordPress

Stats comparison between WordPress.com and Tumblr.com

I find it interesting that WordPress.com has its stats in 9 digits, where as Tumblr is in 11 digits. Note that they both use Quantcast, so the data has to be pretty accurate.

Stats comparison between WordPress.com and Tumblr.com

Stats comparison between WordPress.com and Tumblr.com

Test Post 2

“The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” is an English-language pangram, that is, a phrase that contains all of the letters of the English alphabet. It has been used to test typewriters and computer keyboards, and in other applications involving all of the letters in the English alphabet. Owing to its brevity and coherence, it has become widely known.

The earliest known appearance of the phrase is from The Michigan School Moderator, a journal that provided teachers with education-related news and suggestions for lessons.[1] In an article titled “Interesting Notes” in the March 14, 1885 issue, the phrase is given as a suggestion for writing practice: “The following sentence makes a good copy for practice, as it contains every letter of the alphabet: ‘A quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.'”[2] Note that the phrase in this case begins with the word “A” rather than “The”. Several other early sources also use this variation.

As the use of typewriters grew in the late 19th century, the phrase began appearing in typing and stenography lesson books as a practice sentence. Early examples of publications which utilized the phrase include Illustrative Shorthand by Linda Bronson (1888),[3] How to Become Expert in Typewriting: A Complete Instructor Designed Especially for the Remington Typewriter (1890),[4] and Typewriting Instructor and Stenographer’s Hand-book (1892). By the turn of the 20th century, the phrase had become widely known. In the January 10, 1903, issue of Pitman’s Phonetic Journal, it is referred to as “the well known memorized typing line embracing all the letters of the alphabet”.[5] Robert Baden-Powell’s book Scouting for Boys (1908) uses the phrase as a practice sentence for signalling.[6]

During the 20th century, technicians tested typewriters and teleprinters with repeated lines of “THE QUICK BROWN FOX…” sentence.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_quick_brown_fox_jumps_over_the_lazy_dog

Test Post

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(TEST POST) Lahore grieves over heart pill deaths

A chorus of grief rose from the narrow backstreets of Lahore, where members of the Hussain family were saying a last goodbye to a much-loved father and grandfather.

Head-scarved women wept and wailed around the body of Ashiq Hussain, which was wrapped in a white sheet and covered with rose petals.

He was the latest victim of the free heart drugs that have cost more than 100 – and doctors are warning the death toll could continue to rise.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16772459

Migrate WordPress to Blogger

WordPress.com is increasingly making me uncomfortable. So I decided to test this utility by migrating old blog posts from WordPress.com to Google’s Blogger.

http://wordpress2blogger.appspot.com/

It worked out really well. Blogger’s admin interface is lot faster than WordPress and this utility did exactly what it was supposed to.

I am fasting from whining and complaining, so I won’t opine on why WordPress makes me uncomfortable.

McDonald’s chicken cruelty

I believe there is a corporate conspiracy. Local US media is hardly paying attention to this story. I did a quick Google search and found Sydney Morning Herald from Australia reporting this story, no one else from US shows up at the top of the search. Why?

The footage showed chicks having the tips of their beaks burnt off by a machine and then being tossed into cages, along with images of barely-identifiable corpses of birds that were left to rot in cages.

It also showed chicks left to die in plastic bags, birds mangled by the bars of overcrowded cages and a chicken flapping its wings in distress as a plant worker swung the creature on a rope in a wide circle.

There are no federal laws governing the treatment of poultry on US farms and most states have sweeping exemptions for farmed animals, which allow for abuses to run rampant without prosecution.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/animals/mcdonalds-in-flap-over-chicken-cruelty-20111119-1noc7.html#ixzz1eLxY9fR0

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