Tag Archives: Startup

Fix Disqus Validation Errors on Wordpress

Disqus is a great comment system but unfortunately the Wordpress plugin generates invalid XHTML. Luckily it’s pretty easy to fix. I’ve made the necessary changes and packaged them up. A simple diff will show the minimal amount of changes needed.
Disqus Wordpress Plugin — Fixed validation

SocialThing vs. FriendFeed

With blogs, Tumblr, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Pownce, Vimeo etc, it’s hard staying on top of the social web. It’s the ever-cliché problem of “more information that we know what to do with.” The social web, to me, is analogous to CML’s message passing model. All the modular social apps listed above are communication channels and [...]

How Google App Engine Affects Startups

Google has just announced a new service called Google App Engine. “Google App Engine enables [developers] to build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications.” Basically GAE is a scalable web application back-end with a nice API. So what does this mean for web startups?1 Because web startups commonly have an [...]

Life In a Web Startup

I spent three days in San Francisco basically living with the founders, Daniel and Jason, of Disqus, a small Y Combinator startup that is building a distributed comment system for online publications (I use it on this blog). The trip was, by far, one of the best experiences of my life. I got a unique [...]

Disqus

Disqus (pronounced “discuss”) is a unified comment system for blogs (and my tumblelog). I’ve been playing with it on and off for a while now and I think I’ve finally made the decision to use Disqus as my main comment system.
Downsides
At first glance, it may seem like a no-brainer to go with Disqus, so why [...]