This blog is set on a generic template, very similar to the ones used in a LiveJournal blog. The colors made reading her blog easy, though they were very simple. With this plain look, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the blog at all. For all I knew, it could be a teenager or an adult so I decided to read a little and find out.
First, I checked the “Who am I?” site and found that the author of the site is Premshree Pillai and she has lived in India all of her life. It was really interesting to read about all the places she’s lived because it would be the equivalent of saying I lived in Denver, Chicago, and Los Angeles. I also found that she’s attending a college, studying Engineering in Information Technology. This was immediately apparent when reading through her blogs. Incredibly, I was also dealing with an accomplished writer and a program writer in the Indian culture. It felt almost humble after hearing of her many publications. Unfortunately, I was clueless as to what she was talking about in many of her posts because I am not completely up-to-date on all of the latest computer terms and such.
The design leaves something to be desired. Although her weblog is merely part of her website, she didn’t have archives or links of any sort except to her scripts so there wasn’t a lot of extra substance to bulk up the site a bit. Apart from this, it’s a very simple template that allows you to move throughout the site in increments of ten posts at a time.
This site has very little in the form of extras, although I don’t suppose her journal is the main focus of her site. She simply uses it as an outlet to tell the people who visit her site how the progress is going on her Python scripts and what’s new in her computing world. When the posts have sites, most of them are related to the technological object she’s creating or using.
Occasionally, however, you find something unique. Did you know that October 25th is Diwali? After googling this day, I found that it’s this festival is celebrated on a grand scale in almost all the regions of India and is looked upon mainly as the beginning of New Year. I think that, if anything, this site has taught me a little about the Indian culture in informing me that there is quite a lot of technology pumping through the ancient country. I think that’s one of the most important things I took from this site.
I think this site would be interesting to the people who check her site regularly for information on technology and those whose hobbies include writing scripts and programs with the many forms of techie code. After skimming through most of her current 166 posts, I came to the conclusion that, dotted throughout all of the computer mania, there are some posts about movies or shows that she’s seen, which makes this not a completely computer oriented blog. I think, since this only applies to a certain type of person, it’s not suitable for teenagers or simpletons but I would definitely recommend this to anyone interested in computers.