Twitter Redesigned

just got its homepage redesigned (again). Here’s its new look.

It’s wider now and display elements. Previously, there was a scrolling trending topics and some tweet stream. We can’t find them anymore now. I think the new designs tries to attract more to join (increasing registrations) by simplifying the registration process. The login box is now clearly displayed. Nice.
Anyway, it has different “blue”. I rarely open Twitter and use using Twitter client like Echofon, Gravity or Twitter for BlackBerry. If you’re using the website version and choose “New Twitter” , the new design is like preparing to welcome all users to “New Twitter”. Time to say good bye to “Old Twitter” design?

TED Talks video subtitles

I like watching TED Talks videos. And, I have downloaded lots of videos from TED website. Actually, it’s okey if I watch them without subtitles. But, with subtitles I think it’s much better. The question is: is it easy to get the subtitles? The answer is: not that difficult to get it. But of course, not all videos having subtitles in multiple . English is more than enough, I think.

I came across to TED Talk Subtitle Download and it’s easy to use, to get the subtitles needed. Enter TED Talk and hit the “” button. If subtitles are available, just download which subtitles you want.
I’m using VLC on my , and lots of my TED Talk videos now have subtitles. Watching the talks is more enjoyable right now. Time to get more subtitles!

Nila Tanzil: Rainbow Reading Gardens

Nila Tanzil shares her story about Rainbow Reading Gardens (Taman Bacaan Pelangi) in Flores, . Took this for Dadio.TV channel.

YouTube is now availabe in Bahasa Indonesia

Got this news from Ivan Lanin’s tweet.
Finally, YouTube is now available in Bahasa . Yes, Bahasa Indonesia! Last December, Flickr also introduced its Bahasa Indonesia language interface. When I checked YouTube’s blog, I didn’t see any announcements about this, but if you go to or (link via @lowrobb), you can have presented in Bahasa Indonesia. You can also switch your the language interface from the link at the bottom of the page.

I checked some pages randomly, and found that the translations are pretty good. Any or incorrect translations? Maybe. :)

Are you using WordPress' Post Formats feature?

If you have upgraded your to the latest version (right now, it’s Version 3.1), you can take advantage of its “Post Formats” feature. So, what is it anyway? WordPress Codex explains:

A Post Format is a piece of meta information that can be used by a to customize its presentation of a post. The Post Formats feature provides a standardized list of formats that are available to all that support the feature. Themes are not required to support every format on the list. New formats cannot be introduced by themes nor even . The standardization of this list provides both compatibility between numerous themes and an avenue for external to access to this feature in a consistent fashion. In short, with a theme that supports Post Formats, a can change how each post looks by choosing a Post Format from a radio-button list.

This feature might be useful if you want to “format” your blog posts, especially when you want to have different output format from your WordPress theme. Just think about Tumblr service. Tumblr is very easy to use when you want to make a kind of item collections. Sometime you want to embed a video, post a link, make a regular blog post, or even embed an . If you want to create a new post, you will have something like this: