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1. More DropCash developments

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 13 KB, 87 words

Things have been buzzing in the DropCash community lately. The TypeKey enabled and PayPal powered service just announced the beginnings of a Dropcash API, and clients are popping up all over, including Gordon Luk's COM object for C# and .NET coders, and Michael Buffington's put together a Cold Fusion tag to include DropCash data easily in that environment.


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2. DropCash feature ransoms

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 14 KB, 154 words

Using Andre Torrez' cool (and TypeKey-enabled!) DropCash service, award-winning Movable Type plugin developers David Raynes and Chad Everett have started asking for donations to fund the further development of their plugins.

Chad's looking for support to help expand what Notifier can do, and David's looking to fund the creation of a plugin that works with... DropCash itself. Sounds cool!

Let us know if you're planning a similar campaign, or if you've had other successes in raising funds to support your plugin development. You don't have to be an award-winning plugin writer to make something cool and we're glad to see people getting a reward for the great work they put into expanding...

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3. More cool work around DropCash

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 14 KB, 84 words

Following up on yesterday's feature ransoms post, the Guardian UK today offers Charity begins on the net, describing some of the stories around the TypeKey-enabled payment campaign service. We're seeing results already in our own community, as generous donors funded David Raynes' DropCash plugin just hours after he started his campaign.


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4. Movalog: Announcements Archives

Movalog, Tutorials, 27 KB, 982 words

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Newsgator Toolkit

Although not directly related to Movable Type, many bloggers I know have been asking for such a tool. The Newsgator Toolkit is an extension for Mozilla Firefox that will eventually provide you with a series of complex and powerful tools...

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Posted on 10/13/2005 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Updates to the Style Generator

At long last I've made some updates to the Style Generator to better fit with Six Apart's standard. This means that you can finally apply the tips discussed in this tutorial to stylesheets created using the style gen. Most of...

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5. a request for a polling plugin

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 14 KB, 156 words

Erik Barzeski is looking for a polling plugin to work with a Movable Type-powered blog that he's working on. Given the success with DropCash campaigns for plugins in the past, maybe it's time to start fundraising for functionality again.


NSLog(); - DropCash for Polling - September 21, 2004 06:15 AMSix Apart has heard my request for MT-compatible polling and come up with a possible solution: setting up a DropCash campaign to raise money for polling. I'd like to do so, but first of course we'd need to agree on...

JayAllen - The Daily Journey - Polling for Dollars - September 24, 2004 07:31 PMThis could be interesting… [via erik] What about a system where...

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6. Movalog: Plugins Archives

Movalog, Tutorials, 27 KB, 1002 words

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Working with Style Catcher

With 3.2 came the very nice StyleCatcher plugin that allowed you to easily manage and apply themes or styles to your blogs. This tutorial will show you how to make your repository work Style Catcher. Note, this tutorial won't show...

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Posted on 10/22/2005 | Permalink | Comments (0)

CustomFields 1.12

UPDATE: I've just pushed out a silent update that fixes a problem with custom entry field descriptions not showing. Thanks Nilesh! A new version of CustomFields is available that fixes four bugs that people found;CustomFields...

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7. CustomFields 1.0

Movalog, Tutorials, 31 KB, 1038 words

UPDATE: Donors check your Paypal emails!

I'm incredibly proud to announce CustomFields 1.0. This is a plugin set consisting of two plugins, one for entries and the other for authors, that allow you to (finally) define custom fields in a powerful way rather than resorting to hacks. This plugin consists of: • Author custom fields - this allows you to define custom fields to allow you to rebuild proper author profile/bio pages. • Author Archiving - This author plugin in the set builds on Brad Choate's Authors plugin, which means you have all those tags available. These tags can be used with the powerful author archiving system I've built into this plugin that mimics Movable Type's current...

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8. MT-Notifier 2.3.0

Don't Back Down, News, 19 KB, 1366 words

I quietly released a new version of MT-Notifier about a month ago. This was in response to the feature ransom that I introduced, and those who contributed to the ransom have been running this version since that time. This serves as an introduction to everyone else.

This version of MT-Notifier supports entry notifications as well as comment notifications. The changes are pretty much self-explanatory in the management interface. Simply choose the option you would like for your entire installation, an individual blog or a category, and users will be able to sign up accordingly.

If there is no notification type set on a particular level (for instance, a category), the system will look...

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9. Hurricane Katrina Donation

Movalog, News, 24 KB, 367 words

As the image above shows, $40 (20% of the Dropcash campaign) has been donated to the American Red Cross to help with the victims of Hurricane Katrina. A big Thank You to all the donors of the CustomFields Dropcash campaign that made this possible.

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10. Workflow Feature Freeze

David Raynes, Plugins, 10 KB, 204 words

After finishing up the last few bits of code for Workflow last night, I am freezing the feature list and only committing bug fixes to the trunk now. I released the first real release candidate to the testers last night, and in a couple weeks time, there should be a nicely polished official release of Workflow 1.0 for Movable Type 3.1 or later.

The commercial version will be made available as soon as the I stamp the "official release" label on the code. A version for personal use will be made available when the Dropcash campaign is completed.

I am very excited to get this out the door. I think this is going to be big.

dropcashcampaign=movabletypeworkflowplugin feature-html=...

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11. Entry Notifications

Don't Back Down, News, 10 KB, 483 words

MT-Notifier does not currently support entry notifications. With some work I am sure that I can add this feature to the plugin. However, I find that I don't have as much free time as I'd like to have, or as I used to have. As a result, I can't currently justify the development of yet another feature, not to mention the support required to use that feature, when I don't get paid - and in fact, give up paying work - to do so. Thanks to David, we have an answer.

Introducing my first feature ransom using Dropcash: MT-Notifier Entry Notification.

The goal for this campaign is $120. I know that sounds like a lot, and for one person, it probably is a lot. For a company, probably less so....

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12. Drop Cash: MT Blogroll 2.0

Movalog, Tutorials, 29 KB, 856 words

UPDATE: Donors check the email address through which you donated, you have a surprise waiting!

a Dropcash campaign

MT Blogroll 2.0

$102 of $100 raised so far

donate now »

I've almost finished up work on MT Blogroll 2.0 and have fixed most (if not all) issues raised with the beta. I've created a dropcash campaign for MT Blogroll 2.0's release. Once the campaign's target has been reached I will release the plugin to public. If you've found version 1.0 or version 2.0b useful consider donating to the campaign. Those that donate to the campaign get priority for support.

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13. ProNet: September 2004 Archives

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 93 KB, 8407 words


Behind the Scenes - Brenna Koch

Behind The Scenes is a new series where we here at Six Apart discuss what tools (software, technology, etc.) we use to do our work.

I'm Brenna Koch and I work in technical support for Six Apart. If you're curious, "Cook" is how you pronounce my last name. I usually hear "Cotch" since that's how it is said in some areas and I also hear more ah... interesting variations. But now you know.

We have many browsers around in the support department but my favorite is Safari. I utilize keyboard commands with my bookmarks bar for fast access on the sites I use all the time like my test weblogs and pages in the help system...

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14. ProNet: October 2004 Archives

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 93 KB, 8073 words


Firefox on the March

Red Herring's got an interview with Rob Davis, the man behind the campaign to advertise Firefox in the New York Times. It's especially good timing for promoting every geek's favorite browser, since the updated roadmap shows the browser scheduled for release on November 9th.

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Advice to the bloglorn

Metaforix President Lois C. Ambash has some advice for those afraid of business blogging. It's a solid set of guidelines, but we also loved the praise for TypePad:

As a novice blogger, I chose TypePad for my own blog, and I couldn't be happier. The...

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15. The Future of MT-Notifier

Don't Back Down, News, 25 KB, 2263 words

Recently I have received a number of comments about how MT-Notifier appears to be working fine, then suddenly stops functioning. The most often factor in this change is a larger number of subscribers. That is to say, things are working fine with a few subscribers, but as that number increases to hundreds, so to do the apparent failures of the system.

Let me say that I don't know what causes this. I haven't seen the problem personally, and I know of at least one installation that has a very large number of subscriptions that continues to work fine. This would lead me to believe that it's a resource issue. Specifically, I think that much of it may have to do with the use of the...

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16. DropCashPlugin

Six Apart Pronet Plugin Directory, Plugins, 10 KB, 8 words

Access data on Dropcash fundraisers.

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17. New ad options for bloggers

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 13 KB, 84 words

Kanoodle's just announced BrightAds, their new topic-based advertising system. and they're welcoming independent publishers into their network.

Meanwhile, Pheedo's just announced their acquisition of Blogsnob, which lets you promote your weblog to other bloggers for free.

For anyone interested in increasing traffic or revenue on their sites, both services are probably worth checking out.


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18. MT-Notifier Comment Integration

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 13 KB, 62 words

Chad Everett is interested in building MT-Notifier Comment Integration on top of his award-winning MT-Notifier plugin. If you would find this kind of functionality helpful, go chip in to his Dropcash campaign.


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19. J2ME Bluetooth GPS mo-pho-blogging

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 14 KB, 87 words

Dav Coleman's got the most buzzword-compliant code of the day, with his J2ME bluetooth GPS mo-pho-weblogging app. That's a mobile java application posting location data, along with photos, to your weblog from anywhere that you take your mobile phone. Very cool! And, as Boris mentions, there's a MobileAtom J2ME implementation that might make the effort even cooler.


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20. Christian's insights on Lifeblog

Six Apart ProNet Weblog, News, 14 KB, 101 words

Christian Lindholm of Nokia has described some of the personal connection behind our announcement of the collaboration between Nokia and Six Apart on connecting our Lifeblog and TypePad applications.

It's appropriate that it's such a human story, given that so much of what we're trying to do with moblogging is help people form and strengthen their connections to each other. Check it out, it's well worth the quick read.


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mgs | September 27th 2005