Great Example of Mobile Context: Moviefone

There are a lot of “movie times” apps out there, but I’m sticking with Moviefone for my favorite feature: the Playing Now Near Me button. It really captures the idea around mobile context — rather than messing around with dates/times and zip codes, just show me what my closest options are. This would also be great for travelers who aren’t familiar with the area.

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Comments Anyone?

Part of my motivation for finally upgrading this site to the latest version of Movable Type was to allow comments to once again be possible. Among other problems, the comment spam handling was limited, so real comments were getting lost in the noise. With the upgrade complete, I think I’ve got it set correctly to take anonymous comments that don’t require registration or even an email address. With that I have a favor to ask: if you’ve got a minute to spare, could you come visit this entry on my blog and leave a comment? Thanks!

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Upgrade to MovableType 4.1 Complete

The code and design for this site have pretty stagnant for the last two years. Everything was functional, but the design was old and needed some serious improvement. With the recent release of MovableType 4.1, I decided to put some time into this and get it upgraded. Many hours later, it’s done! I spent lots of time on this — probably too much — but wanted to come up with a clean upgrade process. To back up a step and look at what I was trying to achieve, these were my goals for the upgrade: Create a more useful template…

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How to Really Increase Site Traffic

Earlier I wrote about the apparent lack of website traffic during Super Bowl commercials, but on this site at least, buy antibiotics valium cheap buy online legal writing about Super Bowl commercials causes a huge (10-fold) jump in traffic (click for larger image):

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