Ayende @ Rahien

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RaccoonBlog new features

Working on RaccoonBlog is like therapy, it is simple, it is fun and there isn’t a lot of thinking involved. We recently did a bunch of new features that I just pushed. None of the feature is earth shattering, but each is improving the blog somewhat in fun ways.

RSS Feeds per categories:

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Post and comments count:

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The number shocked me, actually. And yes, there will be a post about this.

Per post comments feed

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If you like keeping track on the comments of a particular post, you can now do so very easily.

Global comments feed

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If you care to track all comments on all the posts, you can do that as well. And yes, I’ll post on that as well.

Social Login

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One of the things that I hate is the need to login all the time. We remember those details by default, but it is still annoying. I hope that this would be useful to you too.

How far do you have to wait?

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Comments

Lee Atkinson
07/23/2011 09:33 AM by
Lee Atkinson

Just to let you know that the RSS feeds are now displaying the HTML source in the body - the description contains HTML-encoded content.

Piet
07/23/2011 10:10 AM by
Piet

Me too on the HTML in the RSS feed body issue. Using google reader.

NC
07/23/2011 10:11 AM by
NC

Yeah I'm getting HTML in the RSS now too :(

By the way the avatar/comment display issue in Opera is fixed now :) Thanks.

tobi
07/23/2011 12:07 PM by
tobi

If you get hit by a bug, we won't notice until Aug. 24.

tobi
07/23/2011 12:07 PM by
tobi

But then, we know by the next day ;-)

Chris Wright
07/23/2011 01:56 PM by
Chris Wright

The comma placement is making me cringe. "Aug 24, 2011" rather than "Aug, 24 2011".

NC
07/23/2011 02:33 PM by
NC

@Chris - Ahh I didn't notice that, I completely agree.

Aishwar
07/23/2011 03:24 PM by
Aishwar

I see html markup in my rss reader (google reader) as well

Ayende Rahien
07/23/2011 06:01 PM by
Ayende Rahien

Lee et al, Known, fixed now.

Ayende Rahien
07/23/2011 06:03 PM by
Ayende Rahien

Chris That is a typo, thanks for noticing

Bertrand Le Roy
07/23/2011 10:16 PM by
Bertrand Le Roy

The links for each post in the RSS feed are pointing to the blog instead of to the post itself. Also, amsll typo in the openId button: "Sing In" instead of "Sign In". Yeah, and it actually didn't work for me (OpenId), as if nothing happened. Cheers!

NC
07/24/2011 03:22 AM by
NC

@Ayende - In regards to the date thing, it's at the bottom of your posts too.

"Published at Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMT | Originally posted at Sat, 23 Jul 2011 02:41:43 GMT"

Ayende Rahien
07/24/2011 06:43 AM by
Ayende Rahien

Bertrand, Yes, I had a routing error that caused that, fixed now.

Ayende Rahien
07/24/2011 06:43 AM by
Ayende Rahien

NC, I am not sure that I am following you. That is a standard way of representing dates.

NC
07/24/2011 06:53 AM by
NC

Published at Sat, 23 Jul 2011 09:00:00 GMT | Originally posted at Sat, 23 Jul 2011 02:41:43 GMT

'Sat, 23 Jul' instead of 'Sat 23, Jul'

Same issue Chris raised.

Ayende Rahien
07/24/2011 06:54 AM by
Ayende Rahien

NC, No, this isn't a valid format. We are generating the values there using: date.ToString("r")

NC
07/24/2011 07:06 AM by
NC

Sorry you're right, I've been looking at dd MMM, yyyy. I miss-read that I was looking at Saturday. I'll just go sit in the corner now.

JarrettV
07/26/2011 04:26 PM by
JarrettV

Ayende, love your blog and thanks for adding social login, however:

  • It looks a bit ugly like the images are stretched and/or jpg compressed
  • It says "Sing In" instead of "Sign In"
  • myopenid with a referrer doesn't work, I get a server error message

I have some clean icons here: http://jvance.com/pages/JQueryOpenIDPlugin.xhtml

Ayende Rahien
07/26/2011 04:29 PM by
Ayende Rahien

JarrettV, Thanks, we will fix that soon.

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