Site traffic for this blog hit a new high in June with more than 11,000 page views. I’m very pleased with the steady growth in traffic.
I just got “rate-limited” doing a search on Twitter for #RubyNation. This was the first time I’ve used Twitter in the past week because I’ve been busy with multiple projects. It’s also, by extension, the first and only search I’ve done in the past week. I have to say that either Twitter’s search is broken, or their algorithm for identifying people who need to be rate-limited is totally FUBAR.
Note: It turned out to be a widespread Twitter problem.
It looks like RubyNation will be doing an online photo contest using the Votridea Online Contest Platform (which I helped create). I’ll post more news as it becomes available.
Here are some great, steampunk computer accessories. Totally pointless, but amazingly different in a bizarre sort of way. Must see it to believe it.
Inspired by RailsConf 2010, I’ve updated the site to support comments on all of the articles. I’ve also added a modest little Gallery page and a bunch of tweaks and minor re-factors.
My team’s been working for months now on the Votridea Online Video Contest Platform, and it just soft-launched today. The platform can do video and photo contests, is cloud-based, fully-scalable and robust (since it’s based on the real-world experiences we got running international contests for the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs).
I’m at RailsConf 2010 in Baltimore, MD. I just recruited Rich Kilmer to be a keynote speaker for RubyNation 2011.
I will be attending RailsConf, the world’s largest Ruby/Rails conference, in Baltimore from June 8 – 10. This is the first time I’ve had a chance to attend a RailsConf, so I’m really looking forward to it.
Don Anderson and I have gotten the first batch of RubyNation conference videos live online at rubynation.blip.tv. This includes presentations from Jim Weirich, Nick Gauthier and Kyle Banker.
HubSpot is a great site for collecting statistics about social media. Here’s a link to more stats than you would believe possible.