Right from the blog post on blog.giveawayoftheday.com:
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We are glad to announce our new rating system which will greatly improve both user and software developer experience with GOTD.
Starting tomorrow, there won’t be a single rating for each software. Instead, each program will be represented by several separate
I am sure many of you have noticed the frequence of posts on dotTech has slowed down considerably from what it was during August. This is primarily due to the fact that I am very busy currently. Although I am good at publishing a GOTD review everyday, I [...]Read More »
The question is simple: should I start a URL shortening service (i.e. like bit.ly or is.gd or tr.im or [insert one of the thousands of URL shortening services out there]? To be honest if I do end up doing it, my URL shortening service won’t be much different than all [...]Read More »
A couple of days ago I made a post requesting some artistically advanced dotTechies to help me out with a few logos/buttons I needed designed for dotTech. Since then I have deleted that post because so many people have offered to create the logos/buttons and since I can [...]Read More »
So whats up? How is everybody? I am back home – time to resurrect dotTech.[...]Read More »
Bata-bing, bata-bang, bata-boom dotTech Forums!
If you are already registered on here just login. If you are not registered you will need to register.
If after you login dotTech does not recognize you as logged in please press Ctrl + F5 to refresh the page. That should fix it.[...]Read More »
I feel like a little kid with a new toy. This is pretty awesome; I can feel the geek in me coming out already. To relate how I feel right now, think back when you first got a computer: the excitement; the nervous twitch; the clammy hands. Okay maybe not [...]Read More »
…as the first official “dotTech Friend”!
Yes it is true – dotTech has officially entered the major leagues. Time to play with the big boys. :D
With the ever increasing popularity and importance of dotTech, I figured it is time to start a “dotTech Friends” list. Start it I did; [...]Read More »
So with the ever increasing traffic (we receive thousands of hits a day now… yaaah!) to dotTech.org I feel it is time to move away from a shared hosting plan to a dedicated server. I know there are plenty of dotTech readers who have experience in this area (in [...]Read More »
It has been over a month since I changed the name of this blog from PoliticallyMotivated.net to dotTech.org. I tried my best to make sure anywhere on this blog where it said “PoliticallyMotivated.net” or “Politically Motivated (dotnet)” or “PMnet” to replace it with “dotTech.org” or “dotTech [.org]” or “dT”. [...]Read More »
I have not been writing reviews for like a week or two now. In fact lately I have not made much posts on dotTech. I don’t know why… just taking a break I guess. I just wanted to let you guys know that today someone used the name “Ashraf” [...]Read More »
I am sure all of you noticed the sporadic on-off reviews for the past week or so. This was due mainly to me having midterms although other factors, such as pure laziness, did contribute. Well my midterms are mostly over (for now) so you can expect, hopefully, [...]Read More »
I don’t claim to be a guru, or a genius, or a tech master (tech master…huh? Ashraf this isn’t Pokemon). I am just a simple guy who writes simple articles on a simple blog.
[Insert 5 seconds pause here.]
Ah to hell with all the modesty. I am [...]Read More »
Update: If you are ready to remove Windows 7, feel free to read out How to remove or ‘uninstall’ Windows 7 guide to help you on your way.
NOTE: Before you go the Windows 7 website and sign up to download Windows 7 Beta If you are using Chrome or [...]Read More »
I understand that quite a few people have come to depend on dotTech.org reviews in order to decide if they should download the day’s giveaway or not. The thing is I work on Fridays and sometimes I don’t have time to publish a review early in the day (the only [...]Read More »
I recently just entered dotTech.org in the running for the “Best Geek Blog” for 2009 at Blogger’s Choice Awards. If you agree, please go vote for us please =). The results (and winners) will be announced late in 2009 (for ’08 they were announced in October).
To vote you will [...]Read More »
Don’t know if your software (or hardware) will work with Windows 7? Find out from the Windows 7 Compatibility Center or use the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor.
One of the biggest issues with Windows Vista was the lack of compatibility with existing hardware and software. Microsoft released a Windows Vista Compatibility Center to help address the issue and inform users of what works with Vista and what does not (although a compatibility center did not solve the [...]Read More »
Update: Thank you for everyone that rated dotTech.org. The rating is back to green – just one more step until we get “Excellent” =). The rating is back at “Excellent”. Thanks again to everyone that rated!
As you all noticed, I changed recently PoliticallyMotivated.net to dotTech.org because I [...]Read More »
Recall when you first visited PoliticallyMotivated.net and you thought “Oh god why did I come to a politics website?”. Then you noticed that PMnet had nothing to do with politics at all – at that point you must of been thinking “Ashraf is a moron”.
Well as I [...]Read More »
I just moved PoliticallyMotivated.net to a new host. I had to shell out more cash for this host so please provide me feedback on if this is faster or not.
Also, please tell me if you find any broken links or images or posts, etc.
P.S. [...]Read More »
I know that PoliticallyMotivated.net has been loading very, very slowly lately. I thought I should just make this post to inform you as to why. There are two factors, one of which is in my control while the other is not:
- The webhost factor. As some of you
Recently there has been an issue with my webhost. At times my website downs down because of a database error. Whenever I find out this is happening, I promptly contact my host to have they restart the database. However, there are times when I am not not able [...]Read More »
To honor PMnet’s 10th year anniversary, I decided to give him (her?) a make over. Okay, so it is not the 10th year anniversary. Heck, it has not even been 6 months yet. Truth be told, I was getting tired of the old look. Not to mention it [...]Read More »
Today PMnet experienced some downtime that lasted 1-2 hours. Nothing too big; it was a server side cause and now we are back up and running. However, I had to replace some content because I found some things missing. If you find anything wrong, or missing, such as [...]Read More »
So I have been writing reviews for GOTD software for 2+ months now. I am curious as to what everyone thinks of my work? I spend a lot of time writing these reviews so I would really appreciate some feedback. Last time I requested some feedback, I got a pretty [...]Read More »
First let me thank you all for reading my work and keeping this website going.
The point of this post is to let everyone know that this week or so will be a little odd in terms of the reviews i write for GOTD software. What I mean [...]Read More »
I will be out of town this weekend (sort of). I should be able to do the review on Friday’s giveaway, but Saturday and Sunday I most likely will not be able to post reviews. Just thought I should give you guys a heads up.
-Ashraf[...]Read More »
I know it can be a pain to have to check PMnet multiple times in a day to see if a review/post is up or not. So, in light of that, I have added an option where you can subscribe to a mailing list where you will receive notifications via [...]Read More »
Okay so the “no submit comment button” but should be fixed – you should not experience this bug while using Internet Explorer. I just looked through multiple posts with IE and the button was there.
If you still experience this issue, please post here.
-Ashraf[...]Read More »
It has been brought to my attention (thank you watcher13) that while using Internet Explorer, there is no “Submit Comment” button. I am in the process of troubleshooting this issue and hopefully will have it resolved soon. Worse comes worse, I will just change the theme of the website which [...]Read More »
Some people may come to PMnet to look for reviews on screensavers that are given out by GOTD. So, I thought it might be productive to inform my readers that I do not post reviews on screensavers. The reason for this is that I do not think any amount [...]Read More »
Just thought I should give you guys a heads up:
My host just informed me that they will be upgrading/doing maintenance on the server that hosts PMnet this Saturday (11/22/08). It will start right around sunset (PST) and should go for 6-7 hours.
During this time period, PMnet may experience [...]Read More »
Sorry for no reviews on Saturday and Sunday giveaways.
I was busy on Saturday unfortunately.
Then on Sunday the giveaway turned out to be a screensaver – I really do not know how I would “review” that besides comment on how it looked. And even commenting on how it [...]Read More »
Since I started writing reviews for GOTD and posting them here, I have been putting them up within the hour of the posting of the new software on GOTD everyday (bar the delayed reviews because of technical difficulties). Well with DST now messing up my time (we do not [...]Read More »
First of all, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for visiting PMnet and reading my reviews:
Now, on to the main point of this post. I am fairly new to this whole ‘writing reviews’ things. That being said, I would really very much [...]Read More »