How to create a Xaraya Theme

I made over computerpoint.tv in less than a couple of hours, and that included installing Xaraya 0.902, importing the previous PostNuke 0.723 data using import8.php AND creating the theme!Themes with BL are extremely easy. I am sure I haven’t even scratched the surface or capabilities of the BlockLayout templating engine, but I got it done, here’s how:1. Copy over Xaraya_Classic into whatever name you like your new theme to be, let’s say MacyGray:# …

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Stupid adverts, or targetted at stupid people?

Is there a word stronger than “detest” to express my hate for most of the stupid television commercials targetted to Gulf viewers? The typical TVCs (television commercials) we get to watch on the now tens of satellite channels and ALL of the terrestrial channels in the Gulf I think are so low in creative quality, that they verge on the obsene. Add to the fact that most if not all seem to be targetted to “sub-intelligent” …

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new theme…

yep, I’ve finished the first iteration of a new theme for Xaraya inspired by the PBS scientific site Nova and the new Xaraya theme done by Andy V. where I borrowed some of his styles. let me know what you think and if you experience any problems with it… Here’s how I created this theme and how you can create your own Xaraya theme. …

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To hell with democracy.. bring back the old ways

For the first time in my life I voted for the Bahraini Parliament. Now I know that I should not have bothered. Democracy is not worth it and it doesn’t work in the Arab world in general and Bahrain in particular. They have been operating now since October 2002. Almost a full term considering that they’ve just voted to take 3 months off for summer! They want to be addressed as “your excellency”. They insist on …

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Lorenzo Climbs Everest

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Here’s a blog that you should visit. Lorenzo tends the plants at the Open University’s KMI labs in England. But when he’s not doing that, he’s climbing mountains! and he’s off now to climb Everest to celebrate and commemmorate the 50th anniversary of Everest’s conquest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The difference is that he’s providing an “audio blog” rather than the low tech one you’re reading now! Here I am extremely happy that …

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