Firming Things Up

Mapquest - Losing people since 1996!

Mapquest - Losing people since 1996!

I spoke with Reverend Baker this evening via phone and we drew out the high level plans for his upcoming Pirate Radio session (Vol. 5 Episode 2), which is now due to drop some eight days and counting. The good Reverend has some pretty nifty plans for the show and I cannot wait until you hear what he’s thinking about. As with his past appearances, this one also promises to be a sure fire classic. Unfortunately I cannot let the cat out of the bag and reveal any of the details just quite yet. The wait will be worth it. Trust me.

I also had the chance to hang out with D.J. A.D.D. this evening. He’s up to some pretty neat things and about to go into public beta with a new web based project he is working on. I have to say I’m absolutely stoked about what I saw this evening. We went over some web site optimization strategies and I have to say even in pre-beta his web site absolutely rocks. I cannot wait to let you in on what he’s up to, but alas I will have to. Surprises are a lot better that way. I can promise you this much– the site is unique and at once also very promising as a catchy concept many will use. Stay tuned for more about that.

I also was sure to egg Mr. D.J. A.D.D. on about coming back to do a Pirate Radio show this season. With the web site development going on though that may not be an option, but he is sure that once things do calm down he’s going to be back and is even promising to deliver a new DJ mix set for the show. Again, I cannot wait.

There’s many things going on in the background right now at and even more going on with our many collaborators. I hope you can make it out to the Armed Suspect’s 11/21/09 show I posted about this morning. I certainly wish I could, but it’s not exactly a great idea to go to a rock show with a recently repaired shoulder. They actually played a show in Warwick, NY about a week ago and I’m still kicking myself about not being able to go. I heard it absolutely rocked and I’m sure this one will as well.

You’ll notice starting with this post I’m adding what’s called “tags” to each post. This will, down the road, make it easier to find what you want on using our in house search or another outside web search provider (such as Google or Bing) to find what you’re looking for. Eventually you’ll see a “tag cloud” appear on the left side menu (in a day or two). This will let you know what is a hot topic on the site right now and and again maybe help you find what you’re looking for quicker. Like many of the improvements at, this is seemingly a baby step; but in the long term will deliver an even better experience.

Finally, I leave you with my picture of the day. I dedicate this one to something I’m sure we’ve all had happen if you’ve ever used for directions and ended up quite not where  you suspected. As always, thanks for checking and being patient.

Share V11.0 Final Released

I’m happy to announce we have finalized and generally released version 11.0 final of This concludes our public Beta. Thank you again to all of you who helped out with development and gave feedback. Together we have built a product I’m very proud of. We’ll begin moving now onto other projects (including the return of digitalflood Pirate Radio) along with continuing to improve the site, as well as, add features over time. I’ve moved the code tracker to its own page (which can be found here or under the “About” sub-menu “ Code Info”). And with that– it’s time to start the second decade of So it begins again anew!


The Long Road Back

We’re out of Alpha on the web site and into public Beta, which is a good thing. Mostly because now the majority of you can see the site. The longest delay point in the project has been working on some blogging features that are taking way too long in development. I’m shifting forward though on the main site and focusing on restoring the previous areas. If you see something broken feel free to drop me a line and I’ll tackle it from there, but at this point about 60% of the site is running the way it should be. The next major phase is rebuilding the Albums section and shortly there after restoring Pirate Radio to its webcasting availability. Expect an update when we hit that milestone.