Archive for May, 2006

My Experience

May 24, 2006

I noticed an interesting trend today: this blog has had 6 legitimate trackbacks and 36 spam ones. It’s also had 200 real comments and 0 spam comments. The blog software has caught every single spam trackback and marked them correctly as spam. There haven’t been any spam comments caught because I have not had a single spam comment since I moved this blog to Quick Blog.

You read that right: not a one. I think the CAPTCHA is the main reason. (By way of contrast, my WordPress blog gets about a dozen or two spam comments a day. It captures them all, but only because I’ve set it up so that any comment with a link goes to moderation. That’s pretty tight and that’s marking them for future review—an annoying chore.

Get Thee to Thy Browser and Download

May 23, 2006

ReSharper 2.0 is out and the rumors were correct: it is a free upgrade for 1.0 users! Awesome! Thoughts later.

Hype-Free

May 12, 2006

I like my job.

[The views expressed on this website/weblog are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Go Daddy Software, Inc.]

Back Blogging?

May 9, 2006

I’ve just deployed v1.2.3 of Quick Blog and I feel relieved. I haven’t been blogging much either here or at Found on the Web because I’ve been furiously developing. It’s been a rough few weeks as deadlines passed, features morphed, and frustration flared.

Luckily, everyone here’s been really supportive and understanding. I figured I would be fired after the third deadline was missed, but that turned out to be paranoid thinking on my part. Everybody just wanted the app released in a good state and as soon as it could be. I felt very reassured and optimistic about the future.

So I will resume regular posting on both blogs pretty soon.

[UPDATE (5/22/2006): Cool, my feature has inspired some adulation.]

[The views expressed on this website/weblog are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of Go Daddy Software, Inc.]