Well my experiment with iBlog ended, and I’ve decided to switch to a different approach.
I am now using Drupal to manage my whole site - including the blogging. It’s early days yet, but so far I like it.
As a result, expect more disruption to this site in the short term!
As of the end of October, I am no longer working for Sports Interactive!
The parting was entirely amicable (I actually resigned in May, but continued to work at SI until the release of FM was out of the way), and I still have a great deal of time for everyone at SI, and wish them well for the future!
I don’t feel that it would be professional to go into details in public about my reasons for leaving, so all I’ll say is that I disagreed with some of the decisions being made, particularly about the technical side of things, and felt that my views and experience weren’t really being valued.
It’s a shame, because I love the game, and the company is generally a great place to work.
Ok, so the more observant amongst you will have noticed that my website has changed rather radically, or more accurately has almost completely gone away.
I will be bringing bits of it back online slowly, as I get the time, but for now I am experimenting with using iBlog to make this blog, which will form the backbone of the new site.
Things have changed quite a lot over the past few years, and as I am currently a full-time employee of sports interactive , a lot of the old content is no longer relevant.
I did think about waiting until I had the new site completely done… but frankly that could be a very long time given the amount of other distractions I have right now, so it seemed more sensible to just get on with it. In the meantime, please accept my apologies for the numerous errors and the rather painful jolts when moving between the old and new pages!
Kevin pointed out to me that MusicBrainz already has something along the lines of what I described for uniquely identifying musical tracks.
As usual someone’s already been there and done that. I wonder how good it is at not identifying similar renditions of the same track by different artists! Can a really good cover’s band fool it…
NetNewsWire is great, but I have a wishlist…
I want to be able to share my subscription list between machines
The “aggregate new headlines” feature is nice, but I want to be able to aggregate more than one arbitrary group of subscriptions. You can almost do this by using folders, but not quite I think…
I want some sort of adaptive filtering; by which I mean filters that I can teach by rating the items I read, giving them some sort of thumbs up or thumbs down to tell the filter whether I want to see similar items