April, 2007

  1. Making Alex King’s Popularity Contest cache-compatible →

    Hey, guys. I’d love to help to “encourage”? Alex King to update his Popularity Contest plug-in for WordPress to be WP-Cache2/APC compatible. When I was out in Denver last month, Alex said he had plans to do it, and that he had already given some serious thought to how it would be architected.

    To help encourage the re-write, I’m going to donate money to Alex in the name of making Popularity Contest cache-compatible. If enough people donate, it may help to put the project at the top of his every-growing list of things to do.

    I can absolutely be bribed. 😉

    Seriously, this is something I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years now – hopefully I can find some time to make it happen soon.

    This post is part of the thread: Content Presentation – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.

    This post is part of the project: Popularity Contest. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  2. Around the web

    Rootkit – ugh. 🙁 OpenDNS add “shortcuts” – I already use LaunchBar for this functionality, which is akin to editing your HOSTS file. Michael Sitarzewski: Mac laptop, two internal drives? – even supports RAID configs, nice! WordPress Theme Generator – looks pretty nice. Buzz Marketing for Technology: One Bad Blog Can Kill You – this…

  3. The Show With Ze Frank

    I watched the last 2 episodes of The Show With Ze Frank this week. All year I’d been watching daily until about early February when something interrupted me and I got a couple of weeks behind. I held off watching the last 5-6 shows, because frankly I didn’t want it to end. If you didn’t…

  4. All Things Digital

    Yesterday evening All Things Digital, a new home for Walt Mossberg, Kara Swisher and John Paczkowski was unleashed on the internet. I’ve been working on this for the past month and a half, and it’s been a real whirlwind project. When we got the contract to build the site using WordPress, we were warned that…

  5. Coda

    There have been lots of hubbub going on around Panic‘s new web development tool, Coda, and with good reason. Coda’s approach to web development quickly divides folks into two camps: those that love it and those that don’t. Of course, now that I’ve said that I’m going to try to place myself in the middle.…

  6. Copywrite, Ink.: Kidnapping Posts: King And Associates →

    I received the following e-mail from this, um, gentleman:

    Mr. King,

    You and your associates have been outed as potential post kidnappers. You are welcome to respond to me in e-mail or explain yourself.

    My article, which appears on several well-read blogs, appears here:


    I suggest an apology is in order. I also suggest you and your associates cease running my posts as your material.

    Thank you,
    Richard R. Becker, ABC
    President, Copywrite, Ink.

    The mind boggles…

    Since he decided that a public post followed by a direct e-mail is the best course of action to take in this sort of situation, I thought it best to respond in kind.

    I certainly agree that an apology is in order, I guess I will await his apology.

    UPDATE: Screenshot of original blog post, thanks to the readers that sent this in.

  7. Laptops and Desktops

    It wasn’t long ago that I was using a laptop as my primary machine. I thought I’d never buy another desktop. Nowadays the desktop machines blow the laptops away in performance. I use my laptop when I’m on the road, and look forward to getting home to my desktop. I’m going to have a second…

  8. Random E-mail

    I get some truly random e-mail from time to time, but I think this is the most random I’ve ever received: Do you have any recipes for fermenting foods (especially kelp)? I googled *kelp pickles* and came up with your site. :~) I live in SW Washington state. Curious, I tried a Google search but…

  9. Around the web

    Smugmug uploader for Mac OS leaks memory Google Reader Theme // journal // hicksdesign – dead sexy. The Devil & Online Advertising — Young Go Getter Newsvine Beats Digg To Punch from Search Marketing Gurus – who didn’t see this coming? Yahoo, now with less carbon Tech Tour: Ethan and Amy Marry Tech with Design…

  10. Jott.com – Mobile Note Taking and Hands-Free Messaging →

    Call a phone number, say some stuff, they convert it to text and e-mail it to you. Using Jott is a much better option for capturing tasks/thoughts when driving than my current method of shorthanding an e-mail on my BlackBerry.

    I’ve set my Jott account to send to my tasks inbox so the “e-mail to task” feature of Tasks Pro™ creates tasks from my Jotts. Awesome, a simple and easy integration. 🙂

  11. Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball Improvements

    Yahoo! Fantasy Baseball got a nice upgrade this year. The things I’m particularly enjoying so far: A Roto-League Standings Visualization Brilliant! A great way to see where you are in your league, and particularly what areas you need to make a move in. Improved Offline Draft Submission My keeper league does an offline draft every…

  12. Tough Decisions and Compromises

    Since I launched my King Design premium support options and listed a phone number on the support page I’ve, of course, gotten a number of phone calls from folks who have pre-sales questions about Tasks Pro™ or Tasks™ but have not purchased a support token. It’s a somewhat tough situation. On the one hand, I…