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Automated post signature in WordPress

Recently I noticed that my colleague, Steve Todd, has adopted a consistent signature to his blog posts. This seems like a good idea, especially as one who’s been “syndicated” elsewhere without my approval.

While he’s a TypePad guy, I favor WordPress. Fortunately, WordPress has rich plugin ecosystem, and there are already plugins that support automated signatures.

Although not yet listed in the codex, I adopted DDAddSig for my needs.

Once I activated the plugin, I simply went to my WordPress dashboard Settings | DDAddSig panel, edited my Primary Signature and checked the Usage box “Display on posts.” Voilà! :-)

This year blogging

Not including this post, I posted 50 blogs this year, which received 67 comments. Clearly, I’m not prolific (!), but I’m happy to see more comments than posts, and I’m content with roughly a post-a-week average for 2008. (For those with a young, active families and with jobs that aren’t centrally about blogging, I’d love to know how pull-off a higher posting average without impacting your quality of life and quality of work. :-) )

Blogging is a discipline, and it’s something I intend to continue pursuing in the coming year. So, with that in mind, here is how things online ranked here in 2008:

Top 10 posts written in 2008

  1. DFS tutorial
  2. CMIS – Content Management Interoperability Services – received the most comments this year
  3. DFS best practices
  4. Download PDC2008 presentations – i.e. essentially a public service post
  5. Blue Ocean Strategy – i.e. one of my book reviews (and not the one I expected either)
  6. Documentum 6.5 with services in mind
  7. DFS Object service consumer #1
  8. DFS Object service consumer #2a – second most comments this year
  9. DFS Object service consumer #2b
  10. DFC, Microsoft developers, .NET and DFC PIA – i.e. a post about pre-DFS development using Documentum in a Microsoft environment

Top 10 posts (ever)

  1. Documentum Foundation Services (DFS)
  2. DFS tutorial (see above)
  3. CMIS – Content Management Interoperability Services (see above)
  4. Ruby coding conventions, standards and best practices
  5. Spell checking Java source code
  6. Great NASA observatories
  7. DFS best practices (see above)
  8. Download PDC2008 presentations (see above)
  9. The Starbucks Experience- i.e. another book review of mine
  10. What’s new in DFS 6.0 SP1

Top three pages in 2008

  1. Music – i.e. over 3x the number of visits versus #2
  2. About
  3. Books

As 2008 comes to a close, I hope that you have a safe and hopeful new year.

After Christmas "sale"

Well, actually it’s a give away (as in free).

Recently I took my family to a “Deacon Dave’s” to see his Christmas light spectacular. (One of his assistants said the power line to serve draws 400 amps!) I took several pictures without flash just after dark, trying to capture the effect of all of the (250,000+) lights, especially in the trees.

Anyway, I’ve been using the Cutline theme for my blog for awhile now. Cutline works with 770 by 140 pixel images. So, for those of my fellow Cutline users, here are some banner-sized images of Christmas lights you can use in the future.

As Daffy Duck said to Speedy Gonzales in Bah-Humduck!, “Fleas and eggnog!” :-)

Update: I see that Cutline 2.0 has increased its header image size from 770×140 to 896×163. So, the above images are natively sized for Cutline 1.1. If you want me to produce 2.0-native images, please let me know (via a comment). Thanks.