The 6A comment spam article was written by John Gruber?
It’s confirmed and official now. Especially interested in this: “Will LiveJournal stay open source? The parts that are open source now will of course remain open source…” Another interesting thing is that on the 6A site they’re calling everything LiveJournal does “weblogging” which I doubt few bloggers or LJers would, but it’s clearly a deliberate […]
According to PubSub, I am suddenly much, much less popular. Was it something I said? Fortunately this has no correlation with my actual traffic. Hat tip: Weblog Tools Collection.
Dan has an interesting photo calendar he’s selling with some fantastic dog pictures and for every $25 calendar sold $20 is going to the Red Cross. The donations are a fantastic idea, but isn’t the Red Cross already maxed out for donations they can send to many of those places? Others can speak to that […]
The flood of truly vile Trackback spam today sadly confirms what I was worried about months ago: if we lock down commenting (with things like WP Hashcash and Typekey) it’ll just push them to Trackback. All the captcha in the world won’t fix Trackback. Our last line of defense is the content-based filters like Spam […]
Movable Type is a product; LiveJournal is a community.
I’m a little late to this, but the word is that Six Apart is buying LiveJournal. Congrats to the 6A and LJ teams! Big news, however you cut it. However, the question is: what exactly are they buying? LiveJournal has about 5.6 million accounts, but only about 2.4 million of these are active. That’s still […]
Mike and Clay wrote in that WordPress has been named Web Application of the Year by ArsTechnica. Wow, that’s quite an honor for the entire team.
Oh my, must be seen to believed.
I remember reading about MusicBrainz forever ago but I’ve really started using it in earnest today and it’s totally blowing me away. Running a little slow though, this might be the application that gets me to upgrade my computer. Why don’t these guys have every music site and VCs pounding down their door? Fantastic, moderated […]
This new WordPress SpamAssassin Plugin speaks to spamd directly and doesn’t have the Perl dependencies the old one did.
Apparently Robert Cronk was the first American born in 1924 and is very proud of that fact. I got an email from him, presumably because of the genealogy site I admin: “In a cursory examination of your website, I notice, in addition to all the others born on January 1st, there are five specified as […]
My Dvorak article has been translated into German for this German Dvorak resource.
It looks like Business 2.0 writer Om Malik is back on WordPress.
My Spanish isn’t what it used to be but this history of WordPress looks good.
The new Three Strikes WP spam plugin has bayesian filtering now.
IllustRender is a WordPress plugin that “replaces illustration code in your posts with the actual illustration.
Why Wikipedia Must Jettison Its Anti-Elitism
Daniel writes in that Bucks County Courier Times has a WordPress-powered blog section that looks pretty heavily customized. I’m told it’s one of the larger papers over there.
Carthik estimates there are at least 400 WordPress plugins. If so, we’ve got about 15% of those in the repository already.