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Life/Work Updates

It’s been a while since I’ve last blogged here, for good reason. As most of you probably know, I recently completed the Iconic Kickstarter campaign with my two partners at Waybury. This has predictably sucked up all of my time and will continue to do so for the next few months. The good thing is that it’s definitely worth it and we’re going to have one hell of a final product to share with the world.

However, that means that this blog will be a little light on the updates (translation: no updates) until early 2014. That said, I am still very busy blogging at the Iconic Blog which I highly recommend that you subscribe to. Since I’m going to be 100% on Iconic, that means all other projects (e.g., Frank) are on hold. That said, I put quite a lot of time into Frank prior to Iconic and should have a lot to talk about in Spring 2014.

Until then, I hope to see you on the Iconic Blog!

Frank 0.10.0 is coming

Frank 0.10.0 is in the works and it marks a pretty considerable shift from prior releases. The upcoming version has removed quite a few features to focus entirely on the reading experience. The 0.10.0 release will have less widget areas, no JavaScript components and a single template for the home page. Read On…

Frank 0.9.2 Released

It’s been a long time coming, but the next version of Frank has been released. This is a significant update and is intended to set the stage for the foreseeable future releases. Perhaps the biggest change is the Frank project repo now only contains the main parent theme. Frank for Some Random Dude, its child theme, now exists at github.com/somerandomdude/frank-somerandomdude. This may cause some initial confusion, but it will make everyone’s lives better in the long-term. Read On…

The Status Update Needs an Open Standard

Twitter’s recent API shenanigans have been exhaustively documented. Like it or not, Twitter is making a business decision and there is little that anyone can do about it. App.net has made a play to provide a clear alternative. Full disclosure, I am a paying member of App.net. I think they are providing a valuable service and I am pulling for them to succeed. With that said, I do not think App.net (or any closed service) is the solution to the problem. Read On…