I’ve had quite a few people request my presentation from the Future of Web Apps summit. I’m not sure why, since my slides were pretty minimal and (I hope) the meat was in the talk itself, but if you want them anyway here they are as a 7.5mb PDF.
I’m a few days late on this, but I think the new Bloglines updates are really slick, they’re subtle but they really improve the usability of the product. Bloglines is my favority aggregator, online or offline, and I admire the restraint they have. It would be easy for them to add every possible feature, instead they keep things simple and, since January, fast. Simplicity is far harder than complexity. Especially in a big organization.
Trickle Theory. Long, but worth it.
Looks like there is a new Japanese WordPress book out, cool! I hope it says good things. 🙂 BTW, you can buy the WordPress 2 Visual Quickstart guide in most Apple stores. I must admit it was surreal to run into WordPress in an Apple store.
People have been telling me that Business Week named WordPress the top of the best blogging tools of 2006, which is pretty sweet. I haven’t picked up the magazine yet, but this link is the closest thing I can find to the list on their site.
I just wanted to give a quick kudos to the Typepad folks for being one of the best in the industry when it comes to dealing with splogs. Since they’re a paid service I don’t come across splogs on Typepad very often, but when I do their support is easy to contact, very responsive (I had a reply from “Carla” within 3 hours), and they obviously understand the problem and how to deal with it.
After a security update my 12″ Powerbook asked me to reboot, after which it decided that it will only boot to a command line. I have no idea how to even start to fix this, I can navigate around it like it’s Linux but there is no indication of what went wrong or how to fix it. I’m going to take it to the Genius bar in hopes they can do something, but all-in-all this is pretty disappointing.
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A Tribute to Lonelygirl15, new blog from the creators of the original Lonelygirl15. From Tech Republic,Â “Our entire backend that supports the Web site is free because we use WordPress,” Beckett said. “Five years ago, you would have had to buy UNIX boxes and build a custom content management system.”
Binary Music Review, FutureSex / LoveSounds by Justin Timberlake: 1.
Simpler integration with WordPress and bbPress, this is getting really cool.
Feeling Automattic. Lloyd Budd, of Flock/Mozilla fame, has joined Automattic full-time. 🙂
Robert Accettura writes in that Lenovo, makers of the Thinkpad, is now blogging on WP. (And it’s surprisingly good.) Check out this post on their keyboard drainage system.
The Day Has Come, Anousheh Ansari Space Blog. This is the last post before the first woman space tourist heads into space. Is there wifi up there? This Xprize blog is part of our upcoming VIP program on WordPress.com. Update: This BBC article says “Ms Ansari says she will write the first blog from space.” I never would have guessed WP would be used from space!
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When 100% is not 100%, this is related to one of the things I mentioned in my presentation yesterday at Future of Web Apps. You would think for how much they’re charging Rackspace could afford a less draconian interpretation of their “100%” promise, either that or they should invest more into their infrastructure.