Map Of The Central Blogosphere

January 22nd, 2009

Take the top 100 blogs from Technorati, scrape some connectedness statistics from Yahoo! Site Explorer, mix in a bit of improvised PHP scripting and Processing magic, and we’ve got ourselves a map of the equatorial blogosphere 🙂

About The Map
This graph shows the connectedness level of some (see rant […] Continue Reading…

Tree Link Update – TFTF Certificate

January 17th, 2009

I promised (in the Tree Link project) to post the “Trees For The Future” certificate when it arrives, so here it is 🙂

On an unrelated note, I’m having trouble with my wisdom tooth. Posting frequency will be diminished for a while.

WordPress API Resources

January 14th, 2009

[Here’s some list-cliche-filler stuff while I fight off a (hopefully) temporary bout of unproductivity and dentists]

WordPress internals are documented pretty well, but sometimes finding the right API/Codex page can take a while. That’s why I’ve decided to put together a comprehensive list of all APIs used by WordPress to […] Continue Reading…

How To Speed Up Sociable

January 10th, 2009

I’ve always cared about WordPress performance. I’ve optimized my database, tweaked the server’s configuration, used plugin profilers and installed WP Super Cache and PHP Speedy WP – the “heavy artillery” of performance-related plugins. However, only recently did I decide to finally track down and fix all the remaining subtle […] Continue Reading…

Inventing the Future RSS Reader

January 7th, 2009

In this post I’ll discuss some of the failings of existing RSS readers and suggest a few wistful and highly hypothetical improvements. The genre is moderate technobabble, the layot – web2.0 bulletpoint-y. A lot is left to your imagination to allow for personal interpretation (and other things that rhyme […] Continue Reading…