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By Eric Richardson — August 30, 2009

The blogdowntown sidebar got a minor facelift this evening, just a little something to make sure it stays useful. Wrapped in with some minor tweaks is one feature...

bdv4 tour

By Eric Richardson — August 24, 2009 — 6 Comments

A botched code upgrade left blogdowntown a bit unstable this morning, causing a pair of brief outages and some issues with commenting.

While all that is long fixed...

New Server

By Eric Richardson — June 26, 2009 — 5 Comments

blogdowntown took a short move Thursday evening, traveling from the Historic Core to the Financial District and its new home at 600 W. 7th street.

In a perfect...


By Eric Richardson — August 13, 2008 — 1 Comment

I teased on Sunday that there were a few new features in the works, and tonight I get the chance to let you help a fun one: Readers' Photos. A lot of you take great...


By Eric Richardson — August 10, 2008 — 4 Comments

Every once in a while I like to give a little glimpse behind the scenes of blogdowntown. Today I happened across a folder of design mockups I had created in the...

Most Comments SQL

By Eric Richardson — June 14, 2008 — 5 Comments

Recently I wrote that Friday was a slow day for comments. Well, yesterday you all blew that idea out of the water. Friday, June 13th, had the most comments of...

Comments by Weekday for 2008

By Eric Richardson — June 03, 2008 — 1 Comment

This may fall clearly into the category of lies and statistics, but tonight I decided to run some numbers to see if a hunch I had would hold true. My question:...

April/May Story Geo-Distribution

By Eric Richardson — May 29, 2008 — 1 Comment

Just a bit of a fun image this evening. What you're looking at is a view of all blogdowntown stories from April - May, 2008, that were about a location. The image...


By Eric Richardson — April 01, 2008 — 19 Comments

While the calendar may say April 1st, I'll gladly assure you that this isn't a joke. After months of work, the all-singing, all-dancing, new blogdowntown is ready...