Email To Weblog

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Telligent, the hyper-caffeinated people behind Community Server, have just released their latest online service, blogmailr.  This service allows you to post to your blog via email.

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Commerce Starter Kit 2.0 Released

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Rob Conery just announced the 2.0 release of the Commerce Starter Kit. If you are planning to build a commerce site, it is well worth checking out as it is a full featured modular application built on top of ASP.NET 2.0 and Subsonic.

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World Domination Phase 1 Commenced

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http://www.solarviews.com/raw/earth/earthx.jpg Total world domination has always been a small goal of mine. It’s not that I have an unquenchable thirst for power, it just sounds like a challenging goal and I love challenges.

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Seriously Cool Jobs Available

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I have a few great openings available that I have to share with you.  These are really great positions working with really interesting and smart people all over the world. 

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Excellence Awards

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A while ago I mentioned that my company, in collaboration with Shepard Associates built two websites for a medical device company using DotNetNuke (aka DNN).

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Happy Halloween

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I love Halloween because it makes for great parties. What makes a party great? Costumes! This past weekend I drove up from Los Angeles to San Jose to stay with my friend Kyle and his wife Cara. That evening we drove up to San Francisco to attend a house party in a large four story house in the hills. It was about the perfect size for the 100+ people in attendance, and they hade a few top-notch local DJs spinning.

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CAPTCHA For Trackbacks

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Jeff Atwood points out several problems with using blacklists (specifically Akismet) to prevent comment spam.  He makes the following point:

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Another Subtext 1.9.2 Upgrade Bug

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Steve Harman points out another bug in the upgrade process.  I feel really terrible that this one slipped through, though as far as I can tell so far, it may be mostly cosmetic in its effect.  It apparently converts some comments to trackbacks.  While this is not desirable behavior, since we show both comments and trackbacks in the comment section, it might not have a huge negative effect.

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What Feature Should Be Removed?

In the essay entitled Hold the Mayo, 37signals points out the obvious fact that most surveys ask users what features they want added to a product.  They rarely ask what features they want removed.

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Insomniac Thought Of The Evening

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Cheese Image Source:
http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-fdwinecheese,0,4672893.photo?coll=ny-rightrail-columnistActually yes, I would like a little cheese with that whine.

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Getting Real

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Getting
Real Now that 37signals have put their book Getting Real online for free, I’ve finally gotten around to start reading it. And so far, I **love it. I think there are a lot of great lessons, reminders, ideas in here that will help me make products I work on that much better.

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What Do You Do If You Find A Wallet?

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Wallet Well if you’re the punk malcontent who found my wallet yesterday, you go on a shopping spree…at Rite Aid, Vons, and Ralphs (a convenience store and two grocery stores). 

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Subtext 1.9.2 Bugfix Update

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As I mentioned in my last post, someone reported a bug with deleting posts in the admin tool.  That posts also describes a quick and dirty workaround.

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PATCH: Cannot Delete Posts In Subtext 1.9.2

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Someone reported that they cannot delete posts in the just released Subtext 1.9.2. I am mortified that we do do not have a unit test for this function!  To our defense, we did start with 0% code coverage in unit tests and have now reached 37.9% and rising!

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Subtext 1.9.2 "Shields Up" Edition Released!

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Making the world safe for trackbacks again!

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SearchDotNet.com

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Dan Appleman takes the .NET focused custom search engine idea one step further by grabbing a great domain name for his search engine.  Now why didn’t I think of that!  Sometimes that’s all it takes between a search engine that will get used alot (his) and one that won’t (mine).  I’d be happy to throw my support over to his, though I’m keeping my baby.  The one key difference is I plan to leave my search engine open for others to contribute sites.  Perhaps the two will complement each other.

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Insomniac Thought For Tonight

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Chameleon Having trouble sleeping lately. Thought I’d start an intermittent blog series about the questions that keep me up at night.

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Essential Subtext 1.9.2 Crib Notes

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UPDATE: A bug was reported that blog posts could not be deleted. We have updated the release files with a fixed version.  There’s also a quick and dirty workaround.

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Integrate Your Custom Search Engine With The Browser

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In response to question about integrating my custom search engine with the browser, Oran left a comment with a link to a post on how to implement searching your FogBugz database in your browser via the OpenSearch provider, which is supported by Firefox 2.0 and IE7.

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The Viper Room And Soccer Woes

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RoomLast night I went to the “World Famous Viper Room”.  Gotta respect that their website makes sure to mention the World Famous part.  I suppose you’d have to have a real club inferiority complex to promote your club as The In This Neighborhood Sorta Famous Viper Room.

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