woensdag 25 augustus 2004

Okay, I think the current state of my Radio comments system is ready to be tested. I have activated it on my blog, so if you click 'comment' below, you'll get the new system.

Also, if you want to help me developing by testing how it works for you, please leave a comment somewhere or, even better, use it on your own Radio weblog. To do that, go to this prefs page, and fill in this URL in the box below Specify a server:

Submit the page. When you're done, the system is in use. Please test it by posting some comments, and let me know if anything weird occurs. Also, if you have questions, don't hesitate to ask.

In case you missed the comment to this:

Scott Rafer: "We've found that the results are surprisingly different than technorati's. We pick up things they don't and vice versa."

I've placed links to both Feedster and Technorati in my navigation on the left, so I can compare them.

I was browsing through my My Documents folder today, when I found a Word document containing a comparative review of two aggregators. I started writing the review a few months ago for this site, and today I decided to finish it and publish it here.

Jason Kottke: "A Google Browser would give the Mozilla platform instant credibility and would be a big hit. The peerless Google brand & reputation and their huge reach are the keys here. Mom and Dad know about Google...if Google offered a browser that was as powerful and easy to use as their search engine and didn't scum up their system, they'd download it."

No Need to Click Here - I'm just claiming my feed at Feedster

Looks like Feedster is doing the Technorati-thing too. Cool, but isn't one Technorati sufficient?

Somebody's watching me...

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There's a private password-protected forum mentioned in my referers page. And not just any forum, but a UserLand forum. Makes me curious at which post the link points, and why it's there. I do have posted a lot about Radio, so it could be just any post.

Anyway, september is coming near, and I can hardly wait to see what's new and improved in the next Radio update.

So, I've been playing a bit with PHP and MySQL to create a first draft of the Custom Comments System, and I've managed to actually get a small system to work. Posting of a comment works, and when you click the comment link below a weblog post, you'll get an overview of the corresponding comments. Also, the comment link displays the correct number of comments.

So, the system is there. I'm not releasing it yet, though. I want to clean up the code a bit, build some more features and check if everything is really really working. So, for now, I've re-enabled the default UserLand comments system on this blog.

By the way, if you're interested in beta testing, drop me a note (or leave a comment ;) ).

Ah, great! I've copied the old story files of the old blog, which I still have on my computer, to this Radio installation, and they got upstreamed, as well as mentioned in the stories list. Cool. Now I have everything together, except for the blog posts of the old blog.

For that, I will use the XML backups and some PHP scripting to create new pages with the old posts, on this server..