Dec 08

categories v tags in WP?

anyone have good pointers on how to collapse tags & categories in WP? seems like the admin UI in 2.7 is emphasizing tags more, and it’s probably a better way to do things anyway — is there some way to combine the 2?

Oct 08

The sapphire mines of Madagascar – The Big Picture – Boston.com

The sapphire mines of Madagascar – The Big Picture – Boston.com.

As alwys, the Big Picture has an amazing, amazing installment, and as usual, there are serious implications here. One of my very favorite blogs.

Mar 08

WordPress 2.5

I just upgraded to WordPress 2.5, so let me know if you notice anything wackier than usual happening on the site…looks great so far. Most of the upgrades are in the admin UI.

Oct 07

oh, and if you’re using Firefox 3 builds…

…to look at this blog, apologies. something weird going on with something in my wordpress css and how firefox 3 wants to display fonts. as a result, my fonts here for firefox 3 users have been, um… suckified. working on addressing, but maybe not until next week. fwiw, checking out this blog on an iphone now looks decidedly better. 🙂

[anyone know what’s going on?]

Jun 07

3 random, unrelated things

3 random thoughts for the morning:

1) i’ve been cool towards getting a first generation iPhone, not wanting my pants to catch on fire. that’s not fair, of course, as not every Rev A piece of Apple hardware catches on fire — it’s more like a 50% hit rate. but these commercials that i’m seeing every night on whatever it is that i’m watching — ESPN? FX? Comedy Central? I don’t know exactly, but i’m suspecting that maybe i’m precisely their target demographic. anyway, these commercials are fantastic. they show off user experience, they highlight UI innovation, and they really clearly, provocatively, show off the things that this phone can do. they’re amazing. i don’t care at all about the music & movies bit, but it’s still really compelling. anyway, i don’t know. i know i’m not willing to stand in line now, so that means an early one is out of the question, but maybe in the fall. we’ll see.

2) at starbucks this morning, probably half the people there were monkeying around with their blackberries/treos/windows mobile thingys. it felt to me like the weight had started to shift away from everyone bringing their laptops in towards working on mobile. it’s a bad sample set for a couple of reasons (1: it’s practically in the middle of the Googleplex, so nerd-friendly territory, and 2: morning time is “waiting for your meeting to show up by reading mail on your phone” time, at least for me & people like me), but still, feels like something is happening in the US now, in spite of our stupid, closed carrier system.

3) i have noticed that i really, really like it when other people are using wordpress for their blogs, because for every post, you can subscribe to an RSS feed of the comment stream. so if something interesting happens in a post, i can use what’s essentially a time-expiring single use feed to track the (often more interesting) comment threads. that’s a great use for feeds — throwaway sources of time-relevant information. they’re not like the other feeds that i track, but still really useful to throw into newsfire.