by pieterh on 31 Jan 2010 16:20

Seems some guy at Facebook has spent two years writing a PHP compiler. runs on PHP, as you may or may not know. So we'll be looking at this new tool when Facebook releases it, to see whether it does in fact offer us a useful speed-up.

by pieterh on 29 Jan 2010 09:47

About a week ago we reorganized the search indexing system and by accident, broke indexing on new content. Sorry for that, it should be working again now, let me know if you still have new pages that don't show up.

by pieterh on 26 Jan 2010 14:58

Tuesday, named after Twyera, the ancient Norse goddess of bad moods. Traditionally a day for reflection, after the grim "is it really Monday already" awakening and before the "maybe I don't need to strangle the boss after all" relief of Wednesdays. In Wikidot land, Tuesday is the day for rants, complaints, even mild flame wars (respecting, of course, the posting guidelines (deleted)).

by pieterh on 22 Jan 2010 09:08

Life in the Wikidot wonderland never stops. We have private categories working in test (and some of you have already played with those), and we're pushing ahead with data form support, a major feature that has lots of us very excited. At the same time, we're looking at making the editor interface simpler and better. And so on: the Wikidot roadmap stretches seemingly forever. But now and then small things happen that make life just… sweet.

by pieterh on 11 Jan 2010 12:12

Another day another small but useful improvement. The new universal escape sequence @<...>@ makes it easy to escape any text, and usefully, also decodes Unicode entities like &#8212; ().

by pieterh on 06 Jan 2010 09:50

Idly wondering if any of the three readers of this blog are authors, I whipped up a book template site yesterday. Actually, I built this for my mum, who's using Wikidot to write a book on the history of language.

by pieterh on 04 Jan 2010 16:36

Today I made the new bug tracker at It took me about two hours. I'll explain how, with a short tutorial.

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