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Mon, Jun. 11th, 2007, 03:45 pm
On Vox: Privacy International - Fools

I see that Hi5 made the list of Privacy International as posing a substantial threat to users' privacy.  I find that their methodology is extremely suspect.  I can't spot any consistency in the way they treat sites.

These guys dinged us because our point of contact for Privacy is our legal counsel.  He is, but he's also the guy calling Malaysia at 3AM to get phishing sites shut down.  We do a lot around here.

Also, these guys claim they had a pop-up advertisement show up when they clicked on the privacy page.  I know for a fact that this is not possible.  No advertising code is used on those pages, never has, never will.  These idiots must have had some kind of malware installed to cause that to occur.

In any case, we'll let Google and them fight it out.  We don't need validation from some poor excuse for a privacy group.  We protect our users and give them the tools to protect their privacy.

Originally posted on paul.vox.com

Tue, Jun. 5th, 2007, 11:33 am
On Vox: Top 10!!!!

It's been a lot of work, but Hi5 has now broken into the Alexa top 10, only 6 months ago we were treading water in the mid 40s.  We're quickly gaining on Orkut with Facebook nipping at our heels.

Originally posted on paul.vox.com

Wed, Nov. 8th, 2006, 01:18 pm
My Remote Entry

This is a journal entry from my IM client.

Mon, Nov. 6th, 2006, 03:55 pm
Test again

my nifty post via LJ talk...

Thu, Nov. 2nd, 2006, 06:47 pm
Test of LJ Talk

Today we had a great sprint meeting!

Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006, 01:41 am
All Good Things...

I can't believe it myself, Paul leaving Six Apart? Yes, it's true -- I've accepted an offer to be Hi5's Architect.

You can't fathom how much I will miss Six Apart -- the smart people, the positive dynamic environment, the technology and vision. I'm proud of what we've accomplished together and hope that my contributions have a lasting legacy beyond my final day, October 20th.

It sure has been a wild ride. Hard to believe it, but when I arrived TypePad was in the terrible twos - 2 app servers, 2 web servers, 2 Postgres 7.3beta databases, and (oh my) 2 SnapServers. Linux Kernel 2.6.5 had just been released and we were pushing a little over 10Mbps of traffic. Since then we've scaled up beyond belief while overcoming all sorts of obstacles. We've seen many new Typepad Stacks, two colo moves, three new ISPs, three new versions of Postgres, and dozens of software pushes all while building up great Engineering and Ops organizations to care and tend it all.

My immediate plans are to wrap up all of the loose ends while pushing forward on one last hurrah -- finishing up a simple version of Typepad and Mogile integration. If there's unfinished business or you want a brain dump of anything please let me know so we can take care of this in the next week and a half.

Don't forget to join me for a very special FooBar on October 20th to reminisce about all the great success we've shared over the past two and a half years.

After that... well, let's try to keep in touch.

I'll do my best to blog more on my Vox Blog, my LiveJournal, and my new experimental Typepad Blog. You can email me at lindner@inuus.com.

You can also find me at the following places

Thanks again for everything!


Thu, Jun. 1st, 2006, 06:36 pm
Red Hat Mug Shot

So mugshot is now out: http://www.mugshot.org/

It appears quite interesting in how it integrates with the desktop environment. See the ArsTechnica review for more info.

I'll likely get access to this soon, have to talk to the old Red Hat Peeps asap...

Wed, Apr. 19th, 2006, 10:34 am
Best Friends Forever!

Does LiveJournal have an official band? "Best Friends Forever" has the appropriate name, lots of songs about boyfriends and they even pull off writing an ode to being Abraham Lincoln's wife:

My Head In Front Of Your Head (mp3).

Sat, Apr. 15th, 2006, 01:01 am
Another Billboard Modification

This time it's Union 76's chance to get their billboard modded.


Fri, Apr. 7th, 2006, 10:04 am
And you thought your SQL sucked..

Go on over to the New York Times home page and view source. Drop your jaw at the HTML comments that reveal their gnarly SQL they use to generate their home page.

Each three article section has the SQL used to generate it in a comment above it. The funny thing is that the SQL is longer than the results.

  select oid 
    from assetrelationtree
   where otype='NYT_Article' and nparentid in 
         (select nid from assetrelationtree where nparentid=0 and oid in
            (select id from collection where id in 
              (select distinct oid from assetrelationtree 
                where nparentid=(select nid from assetrelationtree 
                                  where oid=1004547 and nparentid=0) and
                                        otype='Collection') and 
                                    subtype='NYT_Article')) and 
                      ncode <= '20060407' and 
                      oid not in (1125004343548,1125004284421,1125004335857,
     order by ncode DESC,nrank ASC

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