J. Michael thinks WordPress is WordPress-ive. “And their website’s Installing and Upgrading WordPress wikis are the sort of Help pages most every open source app I’ve ever used was lacking. They’re simply a pleasure to use. […] WordPress fills a specific need I’ve had since my very first website back in the mid-late nineties, and […]

Blog Census

Is anyone doing anything to replace or update the Blog Census? It still doesn’t count WordPress blogs, two years later, and that there are only 3 Textpattern blogs. Right now at Ping-O-Matic we have a database of over 5.6 million blogs, if anyone has a smart crawler I could throw at that list it’d be […]

WP in MacAddict

A few people have written in to point out WordPress is in MacAddict this month as well. Last time I went to Border’s to pick up Linux Journal they didn’t have it so I’ll try again today and pick up both. When it’s all done I’ll try to post pictures.

WordPress Translations

Since 1.5 has been out for a few months now it occured to me to check how the translation efforts have been going. We had a ton of requests from our localization community that we addressed in the bugfix releases for 1.5 and we use the gettext translation framework, which (I’m told) makes localization a […]


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Yahoo RSS Search

Niall scoops Yahoo RSS Search, which I played around with a bit this morning thanks to a ping from him. I got very good results with it. They seemed to spider permalink page HTML, so I would get results from people mentioning me in comments to an entry, but I didn’t get blogroll noise like […]

GPL Not Needed

“We don’t need the GPL anymore. It’s based on the belief that open source software is weak and needs to be protected. Open source would be succeeding faster if the GPL didn’t make lots of people nervous about adopting it.” — ESR. Some interesting arguments. I don’t agree with it all but it’s a good […]