F**k it, let’s go beta!

Posted in admin on May 8th, 2009 by Mat – 1 Comment

So, inspired by an interesting article about “lifetracking” (which is apparently a new fancy name for what we’re doing here) in the new UK Wired I’ve finally got round to finishing off the default event types (after about 4 months of faffing), which I think means Dinqi’s ready for Beta (insert wild cheering here).

My main reason for doing this is to draw a little bit more attention to the site and, while I’m not really looking for feature requests right now (I have a massive list of things I want to do already) I’d love to draw in a few bug reports (emails, comments, tweets, however suits you) to embarrass me into working on it so… Off you go!

Welcome to the Dinqi blog

Posted in admin on January 31st, 2009 by Mat – Be the first to comment

Hello everyone, glad you popped by.

This is the Dinqi blog, where I’ll be posting news about updates made to the site.

The big news for the opening post is the obvious: I’ve picked a name at last - welcome to Dinqi! Not much of a rationale there, maybe dinky / microblogging, but mainly it’s 5 letters and easy to remember. As Nik said: “It’s no more stupid than some”. :-)

Having a name also allowed me to sort out the hosting. Richard recommended Dreamhost who so far seem excellent: Sub-domains, SVN and a blog all set up relatively painlessly via a web interface. Very nice.