Monthly Archives: December 2005

Added MT-Notifier

After putting it off for awhile, I finally got Movable Type notifications to work. I now know when comments are posted instead of having to obsessively check my blog configuration page. After that I figured it wasn’t that far a stretch to open up notifications for everyone else.

To that end, I installed MT-Notifier from Everitz Consulting. If you would like to subscribe to a particular post, just check the “Subscribe to This Entry” box on the individual entry page. You have to confirm your desire to do so, but then you’re in business.

You see, I don’t suffer from delusions that everybody is eager to subscribe to Aarrggghh!!. However occasionally people ask questions in my comments, and I’m never sure what the etiquette is. Do I email them back, or do I just comment back and let them find it when they feel like it? Now, I don’t have to worry, the reader can make that decision for themselves.

Jim Davis for Govenor (Florida)

I’m happy to share with everyone that ColdFusion is being used to make the world a better place… or at least to make Florida Democratic again.

The crew at Jim Davis for Governor ’06 have created a good looking site that uses ColdFusion, and blogging to reach the state of Florida. The cool thing I like about it is that the main blogger, Matthew Thornton, (disclaimer: a good friend of mine, who comments here from time to time,) gets the blogging medium. If you read the blog, it reads like a blog. It’s got a the right tone and content, as opposed to other candidate blogs that are just a collection of press releases. It’s not just me that thinks so. This guy said it too..

Congratulations to Matt, and the whole crew at the Jim Davis campaign. Now it’s time to win.

Future of Flashpaper

The Internets are a twitter with talk of the now finalized merger of Adobe and Macromedia. Now can I get an answer to the question I’ve wanted to ask, but knew no one would answer:

What’s going to happen to Flashpaper?

I get that pdf is the defacto standard for sharing documents. However, Acrobat Reader is such overkil for reading documents on the web. On the other hand Flashpaper is such a fast, lightweight, and effective way of consuming specially formatted documents on the web. Up until yesterday, I assumed that Adobe would incorporate a superior product into the fold, and make a Flash version of Acrobat Reader or something for consumption on the web. But after Coke broke my heart yesterday, I’m not so sure that superior products win out.

Now that forward looking statements are no longer prohibited, somebody out there better spill it.