background November 24, 2009

Server Fault and the PowerScripting Podcast

I was invited on as a guest of the PowerScripting Podcast last week for show 93. That show is now live! I’m a huge fan of PowerShell, which is one of the most innovative scripting languages out there. It’s a sort of post-modern, truly next generation scripting language where you’re piping actual objects-as-text around instead…
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beta November 19, 2009

Careers Employer Beta Underway

The CV side of careers.stackoverflow.com has been reasonably complete, ever since we added free public CVs. Well, I’m proud to announce that we’ve begun serious beta testing of the other half of the equation — the part of careers.stackoverflow.com for employers and hiring managers. We’ve been trickling in “friends of Stack Overflow” who happen to…
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company November 5, 2009

Our Amazon Advertising Experiment

Do you remember when I discussed the crushing disappointment that is Google AdSense in Podcast 64? If Stack Overflow, a site that does a million pageviews a day, can’t make enough from AdSense to pay even one person half time — and let me tell you, that’s being overly generous based on the actual income…
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careers October 29, 2009

Free Public Careers CVs

We unveiled a milestone in Stack Overflow Careers at DevDays London earlier today. We had originally envisioned careers as a completely private subscription service, but we belatedly realized that was kind of a mistake, and the source of much confusion. One common bit of feedback we got from users was the cognitive dissonance between Stack…
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background October 23, 2009

Alternate Sorting Orders

As you know, we sort answers (and sometimes questions) in simple descending score order by default. Score is defined as upvotes minus downvotes. Way back in February, Mike Schiraldi of Reddit emailed us about an alternate sorting mechanism. After about 6 months of testing, It looks like Reddit has implemented this algorithm, and you can…
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company October 16, 2009

Stack Overflow Outage

Our apologies for the all-site outage today. According to our Pingdom monitors, we were down from 7:18 PM PST to 9:43 PM PST. There goes our vaunted envy-of-the-industry three nines uptime guarantee! Apparently there was a router meltdown at our ISP, Peak Internet. They promised pictures of the (literally?) melted router via an update on…
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background October 15, 2009

Markdown, One Year Later

We made a few key technology bets when we created Stack Overflow: OpenID Markdown ASP.NET MVC I’ll defer the discussion on the other two items for another day, but after spending a year immersed in Markdown — the lightweight markup language we use to format posts on all Trilogy sites — I have some thoughts…
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background October 7, 2009

Stickers for Stackers

Our program for world domination through stickers is well underway. Check out the cool stuff that Stack Overflow users have sent in for stickers to date: See, Stack Overflow really is built on love, internet style! I guess Joel wasn’t kidding when he said “just send us anything!” in your SASE sticker request. Let’s see…
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beta October 7, 2009

Introducing Stack Overflow Careers

When we integrated jobs.stackoverflow.com, I dropped a little hint: That said, this is just a start on the careers front. We have some more innovative things we are working on in this area that we hope to roll out in the next 6 to 8 weeks. Like, say, wouldn’t it be cool if your CV…
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background September 30, 2009

One Million Pageviews

A small, but arbitrary milestone in Stack Overflow history: Per Google Analytics, we finally did one million pageviews in a single day on Tuesday, September 29th. After flirting with hitting this limit all month (so many golf crowd “awww” near-miss moments), we were finally rewarded with 1,015,756 pageviews yesterday, just barely squeaking it into the…
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community September 29, 2009

Free Trilogy Stickers for Top Users

If you’re a top user on any of the Trilogy sites, I’ve got some good news for you. As a gesture of thanks for being such an involved member of the community, we’d like to send you some Trilogy stickers absolutely free! The fine print: to take advantage of this offer, you must be on…
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