by pieterh on 15 Sep 2009 10:40

I was idly trying out Wolfram Alpha, a "computational search engine". For fun, I asked Wolfram Alpha to compare with, a venerable news/discussion site that was originally one of those monsters that could kill innocent sites ("slashdotted") through sheer traffic of visitors.

by pieterh on 15 Sep 2009 08:17

Another Tuesday, another rant thread. This is the moment where you tell us all the things that really annoy you about Wikidot, and we carefully and sincerely read every single comment before totally ignoring it. Just kidding, we ignore your comments without even reading them! :-)

by pieterh on 11 Sep 2009 16:21

Thanks to some great collaboration, the scrollbar is now ready for use, and I've deployed it to the Iron Giant themes and templates, as well as this site. If you get strange stuff, press Reload - it needs a new CSS to work.

by pieterh on 11 Sep 2009 08:55

The Iron Giant project to build free Wikidot apps (template sites) is starting to come to life. Check out the new front page, which shows all the apps we have already: about 20 of them. To use any of these, go to the application page, and click the "Clone this site" button. A few seconds later you'll have a new wiki, blog, news site, issue tracker, and even a shared photo gallery, thanks to Ed Johnson! Thanks to all who made this possible and especially Shane Smith (leiger), who built most of this site.

by pieterh on 10 Sep 2009 17:42


James Kanjo writes on the projects forum of progress with the Wikidot event calendar that Helmuti, Phil, and perhaps others are building. Read on for the full story and don't forget to watch the forum site in order to get updates, and give a thank you to James and the crew for this amazing piece of work.

by pieterh on 10 Sep 2009 12:50

Some of you (well, one person) complained that this blog is no place for tutorials. So I address myself to the silent majority and continue my quest to build the perfect scrollbar using Wikidot. As you'll see from this blog, things are starting to work nicely!

by pieterh on 09 Sep 2009 22:22

It's technically already Thursday in Europe but let's pretend it's still Wednesday. Today, Wikidot ran smoothly, with barely a slowdown, even though network traffic hit peaks of over 20Mbps at around 8pm CET. We did a scheduled database reorganization last night at 1am CET, which helped keep performance perfect today. Me, I've just finished a new Iron Giant template site and a bunch of new themes.