29 November 2011

Moustache season - last day

Hello everyone. Today is the last day of Movember. As you know, I have been growing moustache for the whole month to rise finds and awareness for prostate and testicular cancers that affect men.

I would like to thank everyone who donated to my support of Movember this month. I am grateful to all you, and really appreciate your willingness to donate. With your help I have raised £50. Though, it does not sound much, it is undoubtedly a good contribution to Movember funds that will be directed to important health programmes.

My moustache would not be that fine without your support!

Thanks again,
Ruslan Kabalin

25 November 2011

Mahara 1.4 Cookbook is out

Mahara 1.4 Cookbook written by Ellen Marie Murphy is a great source of information on Mahara features and functionality. It offers a number of useful "recipes" on Mahara that are grouped into chapters, each of which is focused on the particular area such as Groups, Social and professional portolios, text and graphics activities.
No matter if you are the teacher or administrator, you will definitely find something new and useful. The book can be used as a reference to find an answer “How to do that in Mahara” or just as a source of useful approaches for Mahara practitioner. Each recipe provide in depth step-by-step guide on how to achieve a particular result, starting from brief description, requirements, steps that user need to perform and explanation of what has been done, which is useful for understanding the logic behind the performed action. Where applicable, the references to related recipes in the book are provided as well.
Being Mahara core developer, I think that anyone using Mahara will find this book pretty useful, does not matter if you are a newbie or an experienced user. The book is primarily focused on Mahara 1.4, which has been released in June 2011, but some recipes may work with earlier versions as well.
Many thanks to Packt Publishing for a copy of the eBook for review.

15 November 2011

Moustache season - halfway through

Hello everyone. This is an update on my moustache growing this Movember. For thouse who missed my post on Facebook a couple of weeks ago, I am donating my top lip to the cause for 30 days in an effort to rise vital awareness and funds for cancers affecting men. Just imagine that 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, that is a dreadful figure unfortunately.

Thanks everyone who donated so far. If only more people would be able to donate, my moustache growing would be more advantageous to people around. If anyone willing to donate to my support of Movember, you are still welcome to do so. Just follow this link, choose the any amount you are willing to donate and complete payment. All money goes to Movember foundtaion and will be spread among the programmes they fund, for more details take a look at the "Programmes We Fund" section on the Movember website.

When you have a spare moment, take a look at some fun facts about moustache.

Thank you in advance.