Sunday seems to be my day for blog updates (see last week). Today I pushed another minor update for comments. If you wrap text with an asterisk, it will be bolded. If you use an underscore, it will be italicized. Nothing too exciting but I like it so to me it is an awesome addition. ;)
So that's a good thing. On the other side, I'm considering getting more strict about people posting code. Even with the warning to use Gists or Pastebin, I still have a few people every week who insist on posting large code blocks. I've considered adding a simple client-side check that counts the number of < elements.
Finally - I'm also considering another change to handle posts with a large set of comments. I'm thinking of doing something where once a post passes 50 comments, I load the first 50 via Ajax.
I don't typically blog about "editorial decisions", but I thought I'd put this out there in case I'm really wrong about it. I've decided to no longer post job openings on my blog. On one hand it was easy enough to just cut and paste and I like the idea of helping folks find jobs, but on the other hand... I just don't want to post them anymore here. There's other places to do so (and I'd be glad to hear people discuss where and how they search for jobs), but I think simple postings just don't make sense on this blog.
So yeah - that's my decision. Feel free to argue about it over lunch. :)
My favorite editor, Brackets, is up for an award at the Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards. If you like Brackets too, please take a minute to vote for it. Voting ends September 23rd.
Earlier today I wrote a quick blog entry and while in my admin, I noticed this...
Keeping up with my theme this week of light blog posting (sorry, I'm beginning to feel really bad about it), I just wanted to make sure folks knew that the 3rd edition of the Topic Undefined podcast is up and ready for your listening pleasure.
Topic Undefined - Episode 3
I don't remember the first time I watched Dr. Who, but I have many fond memories of watching it as a young child. I would set up our VCR to record the show (it aired way late on Sunday night on PBS) and watch the episode Monday morning. I can remember hoping I'd have enough time before I left for school.
Summary: My initial impression was very confusing, frustrating, but after some hiccups I'm pretty damn excited. Read on for more details.
Sorry folks - slow blog week. A few weeks ago I got a letter saying our household had been selected to be a Nielsen Family. For my readers who are international, this is a private company that for half a century now has been surveying the American public and what TV shows they watch. I've never known anyone who was part of the system, so to be honest, I thought it was kind of cool to be selected. About a week or so I got a small package from them and then promptly forgot about it. I just opened it now and - wow - talk about a company living in the past.
I've got something of a soft spot for dashboards. That's why I was pleasantly surprised recently to discover Happy Metrix. Happy Metrix, currently in beta, is an Adobe AIR based desktop application that lets you build dashboard reports for a variety of different datasources. As an example, you can integrate with Google Analytics, Twitter, and YouTube to see how your content is performing. Here's my main dashboard (click for a larger size picture):