Thursday, January 31, 2008
TAMB posts from emails too!Another nice feature of TAMB is that you can send posts to an email address and as long as your email is in the authors list, it will be added to the blog posts when you upload to your blog using TAMB. So potentially you could have many authors and they could email posts to the predetermined address and one person could upload everyones posts without having to retype them.
Back to the blog
Thingamablog is a great piece of software. Thingamablog is offline blogging software that allows me to compose and create blog entries while not connected to the internet. This is particularly useful with the sporadic connections we have here in Niger. I can compose material and upload it in the evenings or early mornings when our connections are faster.
The other thing that Thingamablog (or TAMB as it is also known) gives you is a web blog composed of entirely html pages. No php, no databases, and less of a possibility of hackers compromising your site. This really became an issue a few months ago when someone hacked another site I administer through a php exploit. They were able to insert a "phishing" file on my site. The worst part was that a representative of a bank soon contacted me telling me to kill my site or else! I did, but the feeling of insecurity was less than enjoyable!
You can find more information at the Thingamablog website . Since Thingamablog is a Java based application, it is cross platform. I have used it on MS Windows and Linux. It should also run on Mac, other Unix variants and any operating system that will run the Java runtimes. The friendly people at the Thingamablog Forum can answer many of your setup and usage questions. Give it a try!