You should add my new Hand Built blog to your RSS reader. Going forward, I’ll be using this blog for personal stories, photos, and so on.
tl;dr – I’m leaving CUNY and NYC, and starting a new gig with Automattic’s VIP/media services team at the beginning of August. I’ll be mostly in Oregon for at least two months, but plans are TBD after that.
Big news to announce. Which, unfortunately, requires I launch my new theme design. Which, unfortunately, requires I finish configuring the new Rackspace Cloud server that needs to host the new theme design. Tk in due time.
How we provide real user monitoring: A quick technical review. My favorite stack monitoring application just got 10x better. In addition to tracking application and database response times, New Relic now also measures what the user experiences in their browser. Wicked.
Highrise now has custom fields! Its utility just went up 10x. Most valuable: filtering contacts by custom fields. Now we wait for Wufoo to upgrade their API integration.
At TechCrunch Disrupt earlier today, Scott Karp announced Publish2 News Exchange, a product we hope will be an elegant way for news organizations to collaborate. Specifically, P2X offers scalable content-sharing networks for newspapers, and affords online-only publications the opportunity to have their content syndicated in print. This, in conjunction with a redesigned link journalism system and the seeds of a tool to maximize the production of high-quality journalism, makes the news industry full of significant opportunities if you know were to look.
We’re rolling out Publish2 News Exchange to existing Publish2 users this week and, as always, journalists can register for free accounts.