Wednesday, August 03, 2005 improvements

I've made a few changes to the blog, and there may be a few more in store. Council-Blog v1.0 was a breakthrough for the website, but it still lacked some elementary features of blogs, namely permalinks and a feed. I am pleased to announce that both are now in our repertoire. To subscribe to posts, use this link in your news aggregator. (For an explanation of feeds and news aggregators, this Wikipedia entry is helpful. A feed allows you to be notified when I post a new entry, instead of having to keep checking the website every other hour.)

Thank you to the crew at ITA's Webservices division for putting the new system together by capturing content from an existing website. The whole team had a hand in it, including Joe Quan, Bob Hill, Virginia DePrez, Hoa Nguyen, Jess Kapik Chong, Dominic Degrassi, Jason Nishi and Hans Pravecek. I'm told they're hard at work on a blogging platform that will be entirely in-house; in the meantime, thanks for giving me new ways to communicate with CD13.