Snow-White Silence…

It’s a first snow! Yes!

Not the first falling one, but the first snow that stayed and didn’t melt on reaching the ground.
And the first snow-silence that meets you in a morning and makes you listen to it and wounder what happend to the sounds. The sounds of cars raging on the roads, the noise of people, the sounds of neighbours counducting their usual life – everything became so quiet and unnoticeable… yet haven’t ceased at all, so you can almost hear it at the very edge of senses, you can almost hear it, almost.

The wintry cold and vast snowscapes – quite a deadly things on their own, must I say – in combination with civilization and electricity had become very pleasant, especially when you don’t need to go anywhere and can just stay at home, listening to music, with a cup of hot tea and Internet connection – what could have been better than this? Nothing, ofcourse.

WordPress inferior

No hierarchical comments on WordPress? No “friends-posts” feed besides this beta-something? I’m starting to regret eradicating my LiveJournal-engine based blogs already…

Maybe one day I’ll take over my laziness and implement blog engine with more decent information-centrific features.

But still I must admit WordPress blogs are very configurable (but do users really prefer this over simplicity of usage? does it harm usability?) when it comes to design and etc. And there are hierarchical categories together with tags (hierarchical tags was one of my ideas that could be used to improve LiveJournal engine) – very good solution for categorization of info.

Well, adding pros and cons WordPress doesn’t really look inferior to LiveJournal to me. But it also doesn’t look superior to it, despite all it’s customizability/configurability.

Now I know more – WordPress doesn’t have “friending”. This also automatically means that you can’t have “friend-only” posts, friends-groups, posts visible only to specified friends-groups, etc.
Looks like I’m not going to make friends using WordPress ((-: (it’s a joke ofcourse)

It also has no “communities” – you have to make multi-user blogs instead, which may not be so bad (it may actually even be better than communities), but I have to experience it first to know for sure.
One thing I see (correct me if I’m wrong) is that you can’t create community that users would freely join – you always have to add users manually.

And it doesn’t even have avatars/userpics, which would upset a lot of LiveJournal users, but I don’t really care.
I was completely wrong about this – WordPress does have avatars!

Summing up, WordPress is inferior to LiveJournal in some important aspects, but still has very valuable features for structuring/categorizing information (which are hierarchical categories, plus the usual tags).

And since it’s open source and community driven maybe it may gain important features in near future (I know LiveJournal engine is also GPL, but Six Apart’s LiveJournal service itself is now in hands of russians called SUP, that recently lost an important manager Nosik, so their future is quite dimmed).

Will I stay at WordPress? I guess so. Time shall tell (-;

The Source of…

/* Happy birthday this blog */



public class Blog extends GenericWordPressBlogImpl {

// Let it be singleton
private Blog() { super(BlogPropertiesFactory.getInstance().getProperties(Blog.class)); }
private static Blog instance = new Blog();
public static getInstance() { return instance; }

/* Let’s think before posting */
public post(WordPressBlogPost blogPost) {
HomoSapiens author = this.getDefaultAuthor();