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The Dinqi blog » 2009 » January - A little blog about little blogs

Archive for January, 2009

Next steps

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

Here’s what’s coming, in rough order of priority:

  1. Add the remaining default event types into the database
  2. Complete security testing
  3. Go Beta!
  4. Allow Dinqi to collect entries from Twitter
  5. Filter by date
  6. Allow events to be marked as private
  7. Add XML view

The last 4 months

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

This should give you an idea of the pace of development. I.e. slow - but give me a break: I do have a job after all! :-)

  • 6th Dec: Added the quick add mechanism
  • 30th Nov: Setup about pages and added info on sharing to Twitter and Facebook
  • 12th Nov: Bug fixes and homepage rewrite
  • 12th Oct: Amended view URL to use user name not id.
  • 5th Oct: Added an RSS feed for event views
  • 29th Sept: Added event description. Can now search by partial terms.
  • 22nd Sept: Users now able to create custom events
  • 20th Sept: URLs converted to be human readable
  • 14th Sept: A nice front end design
  • 10th Sept: Rate events once they’ve happened
  • 10th Sept: Link to more information about events

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.