Wow, I missed a yuge milestone a couple weeks ago. It turns out that a stupid post on March 7th was the 5,000th Daily Parker post since the blog launched as a pure blog in November 2005.
I don't usually miss those things. I must be distracted...
Wow, a Saturday post. Rare this year, yes?
Tomorrow I'll have photos from New York and Indianapolis, including the latter's monument to stupidity. Check back.
The all-time Daily Parker posting average has inched up from 1.24 to 1.34 over the past five years, due to a pretty consistent pattern since February 2011 of posting around 42 entries a month. But in 2015, for a variety of reasons (mostly because I've been pretty busy), I slacked off, such that last month the 12-month moving average came within 0.005 of the all-time average, and would have dipped below it for the first time since July 2011 had I not posted yesterday:
The blue line is average posts per day per month; red is the all-time average; and green is the past 12 months moving average.
There are a couple of blogging milestones coming up in the next few days, so more on this later.
I just upgraded my system to the Azure SDK 2.8.1, released earlier today, and also merged the latest code from the BlogEngine.NET master repo into my custom codebase. Do you see where I'm heading?
Once I "solved" the version issue with
msshrtmi.dll (a perennial bête noir [not to be confused with this bête noir]), then published the changes, and promptly killed the blog for an hour.
It looks better now, but I'm still having trouble debugging it locally. Tomorrow, after I finish fixing a bug for work, I'll figure out why.
I missed an important anniversary last Friday, probably because I was traveling and got distracted.
The Daily Parker is now ten years (and six days) old. I launched it officially on 13 November 2005, from Inner Drive Technology World Headquarters in Evanston, Ill.
In the 10 years ending last Thursday night, I posted 4,842 entries, averaging 40 per month, or one every 32 hours or so. Not a bad record.
Any odds the blog will be around another 10 years?
So the masthead is blue now. Any thoughts?
Parker and I managed to go for a one-hour, five-kilometer walk earlier today, as hoped. So my lazy Sunday hasn't been entirely lazy. But just on principle, I think the rest of the day will involve a nap and some time at a local bar with a book.
This post has a personal and a technical significance.
Personally: exactly 10,000 days ago, I was graduated from high school, at about this time of day.
Technically: The new blog engine let me pre-post this several days ahead, something the old blog engine thought it could do but never quite succeeded.
That is all.
You may not have known that the "Contact Us" page failed in almost all cases to send messages, but it's fixed now.
Please don't make me enable Captchas.
We have a crystal-clear, crisp October morning, perfect for spending three hours in a rehearsal for the Apollo Chorus...sigh.
It's also a good morning to test the new blog engine and posting from my friend's car.
The Daily Parker v3.1 is here. We have officially launched on BlogEngine.NET. And this is the 5,000th post since May 1998 (but only the 4,804th since November 2005, when the blog launched independently of braverman.org.)
I've maintained a pretty consistent posting rate since finishing my MBA in December 2010. Posting nearly every day is how you get to 5,000 entries:
There are still a number of bugs, but nothing really horrible except for the Production instance not being able to properly respond to old URLs. I spent a good bit of time making that work; it works in Development and on my own laptop; it's really annoying.
Enjoy the new Daily Parker. I'm sure I have another 5,000 entries in me. Stay tuned.