(D) Hillary Clinton
(R) Scott Walker
(R) Marco Rubio
(R) Donald Trump
(D) Michael Bennet*
(R) Dan Domenico
(R) George Brauchler
(D) Diana DeGette*
(D) Jared Polis*
(R) Scott Tipton*
(R) Ken Buck*
(R) Doug Lamborn*
(R) Mark Waller
(R) Mike Coffman*
(D) Morgan Carroll*
(D) Ed Perlmutter*
“Wise to resolve, and patient to perform.”
Post inaugural speech hangover. Still can’t believe Obama put out such a progressive view of governance. Indicates his first term reflected pragmatism rather than ideology. Whew.
вЂњWise to resolve, and patient to perform.вЂќ In regard to Obama? Or Pols’ makeover?
Really good article on effective HR
The Happiness Machine
The five-month maternity leave plan, for instance, was a winner for the company. After it went into place, GoogleвЂ™s attrition rate for new mothers dropped down to the average rate for the rest of the firm. вЂњA 50 percent reductionвЂ”it was enormous!вЂќ Bock says. WhatвЂ™s more, happinessвЂ”as measured by Googlegeist, a lengthy annual survey of employeesвЂ”rose as well. Best of all for the company, the new leave policy was cost-effective.
How’s the tweaking going, Guvs? Still a few things I’d like to see (aside from layout changes on the front page…)
HTML entities weren’t working last I checked – ¿
The “New” highlighting feature doesn’t seem to work on diaries you haven’t visited before – the first time you enter a diary everything looks read.
No ‘new messages’ indication on the main page.
Need an HTML editor – I highly recommend the CKEditor for WordPress.
Looks like HTML entities are working.
And some emoticon substitution, too. :p
We spent the whole weekend playing with various options. Our biggest priority right now is implementing a better system for users to manage their comments and track replies. We are also interested in a preview function and editor for comments–we’ll look at the one you’ve suggested.
Our goal is to respond to feedback as quickly as possible, and the new platform gives us the ability to do this that Soapblox never would again. Soapblox, according to its owners, is no longer subject to active development, so migration to another platform was a choice essentially made for us–that, or to stagnate due to an increasingly dated system.
This polster appreciates the switch. For all the awesome features soapblox had (and why other platforms haven’t done all they could to steal those ideas, I’ll never know), it was apparent that the platform wasn’t being updated, and active blogs using it had been abandoning it for a few years now. Heck, all these switchover-related headaches are worth the price of smartphone friendliness alone.
I trust that a lot of these things will be worked out.
One other thing I’d like to see is something showing the number of new comments each diary has on the display page. It’s hard to remember how many comments a diary had the last time you viewed it. It’s also helpful if a diary that’s still on the front page gets its first new comment after a day or two of inactivity.
Thanks for all the work, govs.
I’d like to echo that last – the work is appreciated.
And I’d like to say that the ‘New’ text being searchable isn’t quite the downer it might be because there’s highlighting. I’ve been scrolling through diaries quickly looking for the new comment highlights and haven’t even been using the Find bar.
Getting the user comment history up is probably the right priority to set.
One suggestion: while the dust is still being kicked up, could we get a daily update diary on things you are looking to add/customize and where each of those things are?
That’s true (about the highlighting ameliorating the lack of a searchable NEW tag), but the more comments one has to scroll through to find them…
I’ve worked with the CKEditor as a developer in the past (outside of WordPress); the latest version is fast and very nice – no need for a preview if you’re doing WYSIWYG. Buttons for video embeds, image embeds – all kinds of fun stuff!
There’s a live demo available from the link I sent…
And now that I’ve gotten used to it, the color scheme is really attractive, and, as long as I don’t try to get too cutesy with the formatting, it seems to be working fine for me. Once there’s a preview function I figure I can toy around with the HTML thingies, citations, etc., and learn them at my own (not too urgent) pace.
To infinity–and beyond!
Sorry I was so grumpy about it. There are things I’m finding I like. And as you say, the choice was kind of made for you.
New poll shows that majority of Americans – for the first time – support legality of abortion, “always or most of the time.” Also, 70% believe Roe v. Wade should NOT be overturned.
This apparently dramatic change is being credited to the GOPOR (Grand ol’ Party o’ Rape)’s anti-woman rhetoric of the past year. Nice work, fellas.
Betty Rollin reporting in 1973:
“The basic legal fight is, in effect, now over.”
I saw a “*New” tag on another thread. Unfortunately, it seems to be an image, rather than text. The soapblox [new] tag was great because it was text, therefore you could use your Find command to locate those comments. Is there any way to get a text New tag instead of an image?
That’s bizarre. For you tech folks, we implemented that with a CSS before: tag, in the style that toggles the background color. Any idea why that is not searchable text as we intended?
CSS content isn’t searchable (or even selectable in Firefox) – it isn’t stored as a text node in the DOM.
For anyone using NoScript as a script blocker: be sure to add ‘themes.googleusercontent.com’ to your whitelist. Otherwise the fonts and top content look ugly.
You can’t do this from the NoScript drop-down – the font object can only be temporarily enabled via the drop-down menus. You have to go to the NoScript options dialog and add it manually to the whitelist.
See, if I had any idea what you’re talking about, I’m sure I’d be perfectly fine with the adjustment.
If you don’t know, you don’t need to…
NoScript is a script blocker for Firefox, used by the security paranoid. By default no scripts are allowed to run; you can temporarily or permanently enable scripts on a per-site basis.
I also run it because I have limited bandwidth at home and it speeds up my page load times by disabling annoying flash ads and time-consuming YouTube video loads.
Senators are out to lunch on filibuster reform… Literally.
The filibuster reform proposal from Sen. Tom Udall was presented, but apparently it’s time for a caucus luncheon discussion.
I just noticed that the comments from yesteryear all start out thusly: […]
I like “New” addition to comments. Would still like “new” noted on the title bar of a diary
“I like вЂњNewвЂќ addition to comments. Would still like вЂњnewвЂќ noted on the title bar of a diary”
Helen Thorpe offered to stay married to Governor Hickenlooper if he was serious about running for President.
He’s quoted as saying it was “amazingly generous” of her. I find it a little weird – maybe because I can’t get the rumors of girlfriend(s) (for him) out of my head. And, if true, what does it say about her – can’t deal with the Governor thing but the President thing might be fun? Hmmm, I’m not going to spend time trying to figure that out . . .
My wife offered to stay married to me if I didn’t run for office 😉
same here. she is sensible..
I don’t know if you know who Phil Plait is, but he’s passed on an article that is quite troubling, and of course involves our legislature: “Teaching the Controversy”.
thanks for the link… a must read article for sure…
these people are crazy…it’s the only answer.
Good grief. Definitely worth an e-mail or three.
Oh lovely. First the Republicans have become the anti-business party. Now they’re the anti-science party too.
Wedge strategy: goal ‘is to replace science as currently practiced with вЂњtheistic and Christian science.”‘
Yeah that’ll work. I remember all the great advances we made during the dark ages…
I have shiny new options! ~rubs hands together in glee~ Like a picture of my hat!
And I have a new/old/retreaded animal abuse apologist to kick with my well-scuffed cowgirl boots! ~scurries off to the diary editor~
Can we request features? I’d really, really like Next and Previous buttons at the bottom of a post, rather than having to scroll up, find the next post, and click on it.
Calling Dr. Freud
Did Obama purposely say State rather than States?
DeGette Floor Speech on Roe Anniversary
C’Mon Pols, where’s the tutorial for the html illiterate? I can learn from Google, but not on this one. Not all of us are programming gearheads.
I’ll give it a try…
Yep that worked. You just need to pull the embed code. Click “share” on the video and copy the stuff that starts with something about iframe width.
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