Status

We’re using Github issues for all of our projects, but I still like Remember The Milk as the interface for deciding what I need to work on next. It would be neat if the two worked together.

An issue assigned to me in Github would produce a new inbox task in Remember The Milk (if one didn’t already exist with the issue in the URL field). I could then list, prioritize, and give a due date as needed. Completing the task in Remember The Milk would complete the issue in Github (and vice versa).

Free plugin ideas, March 2013

I may or may not get to these in the future. If you do before me, please let me know.

Single-use P2 threads. P2 is an awesome theme for threaded conversations that stand the test of time. Avoid long, drawn out email discussions with friends by pointing everyone to a P2 thread.

A year ago you wrote… Emails of what you wrote in the past, a la Timehop.

Lock one or more dashboard widgets in place for everyone. The WordPress dashboard offers infinite customization. Sometimes you want to make sure a widget (e.g. site announcements) appears in the same place for everyone though.

Save Manage Posts filter state. It resets your query argument filters every time you navigate away.

Status

Hack day project idea(s), inspired by the data science session this morning. Look at a random sample of comments across WordPress.com and…

  • Classify their content (e.g. how they’re responding to the post).
  • Do a topical classification of post content and compare against comment word count or frequency.
  • Calculate diversity of commenters for a site as a function of unique email addresses to number of comments.
  • Build a network graph indicating correlation between commenters across different sites.

The big takeaway: with any given dataset, play with visualizations first before trying to draw a conclusion.