Geeking Out

So I’ve been away for a while, and I’m getting back into the swing of things. What have I been doing on my time off? Mostly geeking out…

  • First, I’ve switched RSS readers (something I’m loath to do) from SharpReader to JetBrains Omea Reader 2.0 (Release Candidate 2). Don’t let the mindbendingly lame name fool you, Omea is, in my opinion, the best newsreader on the market. It’s actually more of a personal information store on steroids, since it has features well beyond basic RSS and Atom feed reading. SharpReader users who have tired of the slow performance under load will welcome the fact that Omea natively imports your subscribed feeds. Make sure you get the 2.0 version of Omea Reader, you won’t be sorry…
  • Second, I’ve been beta testing Movable Type 3.2. Ben, Mena, Anil, Jay, Brad, and the rest of the SixApart crew are to be commended for releasing a public beta of the product, and especially for adding features that benefit their user base. The list of new features is very long (over 100 according to SA), you can get a taste for them here. The beta is available here.
  • Third, I’ve been messing with the code to the Individual Archives to eliminate the delay in trackbacks showing up on posts. There’s now way to do it in MT (short of converting to the archive pages to dynamic publishing), because the page rebuild process is what updates the trackback listings. Using a bit of PHP code and SQL code from ScriptyGoddess is all it takes to display trackbacks in real-time on the Individual Archive pages.
  • Fourth, I’ve been deeply involved in site redesign. I can’t say too much more about it right now, but expect rollout near the end of August. It will be a major evolutionary step for Wizbang.
  • Thanks to Rob, Pennywit, Mary Katherine, and Will for guest blogging. They were all excellent!

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