2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 48,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 18 sold-out performances for that many people to … Continue reading 2011 in review

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here's a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers A helper monkey made this abstract painting, inspired by your stats. About 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year. This blog was … Continue reading 2010 in review

WordPress’ iPhone app was written by 5-year olds

How badly can you build and QA an application? If you're WordPress, you can do a bang-up horrible job with your crap iPhone app. It changes titles, inserts and removes newlines, and applies other wonderful transforms to your blog's posts at will. It's a pity Apple doesn't allow negative stars in a review. The WordPress … Continue reading WordPress’ iPhone app was written by 5-year olds

Busy life

I haven't written in over a month because... ...I've been busy with home remodeling. ...Our Weimaraner, Ersala, left us after a little less than 16 1/2 years on this planet. ...Work's been preventing my hands from turning into idle tools. ...I've been tweeting instead of writing short blog posts.  

Posterous vs. WordPress and TypePad

Chuck Taylor and I are working on an early stage business idea. Wanting some help to move it forward, we submitted it as a proposal to Y Combinator. Per their instructions, the application included videos, which Y Combinator required to be submitted through Posterous. (A reason why they required the use of Posterous might be … Continue reading Posterous vs. WordPress and TypePad

Fisher Communications and KOMO vs. Reality

On Friday, TechFlash's Todd Bishop published an interview with Fisher Communications' Troy McGuire and DataSphere's Gary Cowan. It's about what you'd expect from a Q&A puff piece; videlicet, it's a tube steak, not top sirloin. But there's meat in the comments, where local bloggers call Fisher out on its theft of local content, and lack … Continue reading Fisher Communications and KOMO vs. Reality

Blogging vs. Tweeting

I've noticed that active tweeting has resulted in fewer potential blog topics. Why? In Twitter, I can comment on something very quickly. Composing a blog post takes much more energy. For example, I love Python Essential Reference, and I pre-ordered the fourth edition. (David Beazley is The Man!) I recommended PER on Twitter (and even had … Continue reading Blogging vs. Tweeting