Subtext Reaches A Thousand

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Subtext Logo Steve Harman reports that Subtext reached 1000 downloads just recently on SourceForge.

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Development Abstraction Layer

Joel Spolsky totally nails it this time with his article on the Developer Abstraction Layer. This is one of his better articles. It is a tad on the long side, but well worth the read. Try to get it in your manager’s hands.

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Apologies For The Duplicate Posts

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If you are seeing duplicate posts from my blog in your feed aggregator, my apologies. I am dogfooding the latest development version of Subtext straight from the Subversion repository. Unfortunately, my unit tests did not catch the fact that I changed the link and guid elements from fully qualified to virtual URLs.

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Rainbow Portal Looks To Implement Subtext For Blogging

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Rainbow Eric Ramseur who works on the Rainbow 2.0 Portal project looks like he has made progress inimplementing Subtext as the blogging module for Rainbow. That is pretty sweet.

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One Red Paperclip

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Red Paperclip This is one of the most ingenious methods of self promotion I have ever seen. Not to mention an interesting way to obtain a house.

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Swinging With The Big Boys

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Gorilla Swinging Jayson emailed me to let me know that my PageRank is now

  1. That puts me up in the ranks of the big guys like Scott Hanselman. Woohoo!
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Stop The Window.Onload Madness

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Madness - Image from DC
Comics There are a lot cool javascript libraries floating around the Intarweb these days that add cool behavior to web pages. My favorites are the ones that you simply add to the head section of your website and control via markup. It is a great way to enhance structural html markup with Javascript.

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Making Microformats More Visible - Announcing The XFN Highlighter Script

UPDATE: The script now uses regular expressions. This fixes the problem where it translated met to me.

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Lightbox JS 2.0 Released

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Lightbox JS brought a new level of hotness when it came to displaying pictures on your website or blog. Reference the javascript file in your html page, add a rel="lightbox" to a link, and voila! You have a sweet way to display pics. I even implemented it on my blog as evidenced by the image below. Go ahead, click on it (assuming you are not reading this in an aggregator).

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CoComment Support in Subtext

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CoComment Logo Since I was called out, I went ahead and quickly implemented CoComment for Subtext, but I have yet to deploy it to my personal blog. It will be released as part of our upcoming interim 1.0.5.0 release which is focused on bug fixes and a few developer goodies thrown in.

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Writing For A Book Exposes My Ignorance

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I was recently approached by some people I know purely through blogging and IM conversations to write on a topic for a book they are putting together. Of course I was honored and appreciative that they thought of me, even after finding out there would be no payment for the work. Doh!

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Getting A Jump on Web 2.1 aka Web 2007

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Web 2.11Despite the apparent hype factor of “Web 2.0”, I am really starting to get into the whole Web 2.0 phenomena. I think it really clicked when hearing about it in various panel discussions at Mix06.

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Back from Puerto Vallarta

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View from
Pool In case you were wondering how such a loudmouth as myself could be so quiet for four days and three nights, my wife and I were in Puerto Vallarta enjoying a real vacation. By “real” I mean completely devoid of work. I didn’t so much as walk into a cyber cafe (though I did peer real hard inside).

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[Mix06] Very Late Roundup

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CrapsI apologize for writing up a roundup for the Mix06 conference several days too late, but I was not in a good condition to blog during the conference. In part it was due to a cold I was fighting which left me unmotivated to blog. You might think that the lack of sleep and drinking would have contributed, but the strange thing about Vegas is that the less I slept, and the more I drank, the better I felt.

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Playing Against A World Cup Winner

LeBoeuf You Europeans ought to appreciate this one.

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Is Open Source A Crap Idea?

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Scott Hanselman asks the question, Is Open Source a Crap Idea. I sure hope not.

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Going to Puerto Vallarta

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Puerto
Vallarta So the missus and I are heading over to Puerto Vallarta this Sunday for a short mini-vacation. For me it is a chance to recover from Mix06. It was kind of unfortunate that the two events are so close together, but that was pure coincidence.

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The On10 Pregnant Photo

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Ok, so I accidentally ran into that pregnant woman photo that the on10 team used to hint at what was coming next. It is in the third row of search results for the same free stock photo site I use. Thought it was kind of funny as I was searching for the term “rest”

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[Mix06] The Value Of A Partial Message With Indigo

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I was involved in a 5 AM breakfast conversation (a little late night snack before we all turned in for the evening) with Clemens Vasters, Steve Maine, and some others at Mix06 in which they explained how streaming content works with WCF (code named Indigo).

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No REST In Lo-REST

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UPDATE: Ok, so being away from RSS Bandit has put me out of touch of some of the other discussion on this topic. As Dare writes, Don isn’t the first person to make the Lo-REST distinction.

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