I'm P.J. Hinton, the Director of Engineering (and wannabee
wordsmith) at Compendium Blogware. I'm part of a talented and
passionate team of software and system engineers who are working to
develop a better business blogging platform.I'm an old timer
relative to the company's history, having started in early 2008 as
Compendium's second full-time...
Back in April, cryptography expert and computing security gadfly
Bruce Schneier, who is a hero to many on the Compendium Engineering
Team, provided an excellent TEDTalk on distinguishing between
security against a real threat and the perception of security
against a minor threat, illustrating very well how most people
are awful at seeing the real...
For a little over a year now, Google has been very public about how
it factors in the speed that a page loads when determining search
rankings. Their rationale makes a lot of sense. The faster a page
finishes loading in your browser, the greater likelihood that your
experience will be a pleasant one.The Engineering Team at
Compendium takes this...
For several years, Compendium's engineering team has been one of
the best kept secrets in the Indy tech scene. With a
rigorous recruiting process and a culture that thrives on solving
challenging problems, we've managed to build a sophisticated,
reliable architecture that serves the content marketing needs of
over 500 clients, ranging from small...
One of the recurring discussions over social network integration
efforts at Compendium is how much control should an organization
exert over its employees' personal social network communication
that involves references to the workplace. So it was
interesting to see a story from CIOUpdate.com show up in my content
ideas panel today.The article does...
For the Compendium Engineering team, Friday, October 15, 2010 was a
day the likes of which we'd prefer not to see again. What
started out as a wee-hour-of-the-morning service degradation wound
up turning into an all-day occasion, complete with sustained heavy
server loads and a period of total outage. If they ever
decided to make a TV series...
In the book Rework Jason Fried from 37 Signals attacks the notion
of the incredibly long to-do list. At some point, he argues,
the list gets so big that you lose all motivation to get things
done on it. It transforms from motivating task list into
demotivating monstrosity of guilt.We know this is true even in the
field of content creation....
With this week's release came a new look and new behavior for
Compendium's Keyword Strength Meter, a widget that appears in
several places in our application for indicating the quality of
keyword usage in a body of content. For one thing, we
migrated the algorithm from the browser to the server, so that it
is computed and updated on draft save...
One of the recurring questions for potential clients of Compendium
is, "Couldn't I just host my own blog using one of hosted
Wordpress services for far less?" Well, yes, you could do that, but
then you'd be getting what you pay for. Most of those
services don't provide much in the way of guarantees in service or
data recovery. The latest hosting...
On the YCombinator Hacker News feed, someone posted a link to a
Posterous blog post from yesterday regarding a 1 hour and 19 minute
outage they encountered. Their front end server was hit by an
organized, heavy inflow of traffic designed to keep legitimate
visitors from accessing their site, and the upshot was that they
had to move their server to...