June 15, 2009
Blogging upgrades coming
For the last four years, Adobe Blogs ran atop a sputtering ColecoVision powered by toejam biomass–or at least that’s what it felt like. Everyone who experienced timeouts while commenting & other weirdness knows a bit about that.
Now, however, we’re finally running on a modern setup. We’ll move shortly to Movable Type 4.25, and I’m looking forward to some nice upgrades. In particular, it should be possible to enable threaded commenting, making it much easier to track back-and-forth conversations. (I’ve never liked jamming my replies into the middle of others’ words, so hopefully this’ll offer a better way.) It’ll also be possible to subscribe to comments via RSS, and I’m looking into spam-resistant ways to enable immediate comment publishing.
I’m thinking of moving Feedburner so that I can gauge how many people subscribe via RSS (would you believe I’ve never had any idea?). I won’t pull the trigger on that, though, until I’m sure you won’t be asked to change your feed subscription more than once.
If you have any requests or suggestions about this whole process, please let me know.
Adobe BrowserLab accepting more testers
Just a quick note: BrowserLab, Adobe’s cool hosted app for comparing the rendering of HTML pages across browsers, is currently open for more testers to join. (Because the service is being tested right now, membership is limited to a fixed number of members.) If you’re interested, sign in now.
[Update: Well, that didn’t take long: they’re closed again. In case you didn’t make it in now, don’t worry: more slots will open up in July. Thanks to everyone for their interest.]