What American accent do I use?

December 17, 2008 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Personal 
What American accent do you have?

Your Result: The Inland North

You may think you speak “Standard English straight out of the dictionary” but when you step away from the Great Lakes you get asked annoying questions like “Are you from Wisconsin?” or “Are you from Chicago?” Chances are you call carbonated drinks “pop.”

The Midland
The Northeast
Philadelphia
The South
The West
Boston
North Central
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Bugzilla news feed now available

December 7, 2008 by · Comment
Filed under: Bugzilla 

So, thanks to Fowl’s comment in my previous entry, I tried out setting up the Google news/blogsearch keyword feeds for Bugzilla in Google Reader, and then individually sharing each of the entries that were actually about Bugzilla, and then using the shared items feed from Google Reader as the newsfeed.  It turns out to work quite well.

The built-in RSS widget that ships with WordPress completely chokes on Google Reader’s shared items feed though, and I ended up installing the SimplePie plugin for WordPress to handle the feed parsing (thanks to srikat on #wordpress for suggesting that).  SimplePie turns out to have a much more flexible template system, and it looks pretty good.  If you’re viewing this on my website, the results are over there on the right.

The feed icon in the title is linked to the source feed, so you can use that as a subscription URL if you want to subscribe to my sanitized Bugzilla news feed.  Now you can keep up on all the Bugzilla mentions in the news and blogosphere without having to wade through all the exterminator jokes, monster VW Beetles, and mentions of bug reports in every project’s bugzilla site.

Bugzilla in the news

December 1, 2008 by · 6 Comments
Filed under: Bugzilla 

Dear LazyWeb…   :)

I like to know how Bugzilla’s being talked about out in the world, so I subscribe to Google’s handy news and blog alert services where you can put in keywords and they’ll send you an email every time a new blog or news article shows up containing that/those keywords.  This works really well, except that you also get a bunch of crap with it.  People who post to message boards with “Bugzilla” as a username.  Message posts on insect websites about this huge bug someone found.  Articles about modified VW Beetles that have been turned into monster trucks.  Every mention in anyone’s blog about bug reports for any number of major projects that use Bugzilla for their bug trackers.  Etc Etc Etc.

I’ve long desired to create an RSS feed where I could collect that and republish all those links without all the cruft in it, i.e. just the stuff that was actually about Bugzilla as a product/project.  I really like Jon Gruber’s feed, where he puts the link and the title and a small blurb of his own comments about it.  Note that the linked title goes to the article being talked about, not an entry on his blog, which is the key feature I’m looking for (and what makes it different than just creating a category for it in the blog).  Something just like that would be awesome if there were a plugin for WordPress that would do it.  I’ve searched on and off and never found anything that would do this.  If anyone knows of one, please let me know in the comments here.

  • Find me on Twitter

    Me: @justdavemiller
    The Bugzilla Project: @bugzilla
  • Recent Tweets by @justdavemiller

    justdavemiller The first public release of the Ubuntu OS was 10 years ago today. My memories of it at http://t.co/o2dSKulW5H
    justdavemiller RT @MitchellBaker: Liberia: The Impact of Open Source Software in the Fight Against Ebola: http://t.co/G3BeYnCZLF via https://t.co/hitm28YY
    justdavemiller RT @brianloveswords: If you use homebrew and you plan on upgrading to Yosemite, read this first: https://t.co/eHVFGn2UkC.
    justdavemiller @FCC and most browser block insecure content on secure pages now
    justdavemiller @FCC when viewing your website on https the video player on the live page doesn't work because it tries to load over http instead of https
  • Archives