Sunday, February 28, 2010

Olympics just about over, so we turn our attention en-mass to the Oscars and... SXSW

Catching Up

A number of things are happening... and we'll parsel them out to Twitter in a second, but for now let's chat here...

In kind of reverse order - because that is just the kind of people we are :-) ...

We are rebuilding all the pages this weekend - sorry for any slowness you all may encounter. This should make the archives much more consistent over time AND allow us all to page through the Gazette pages like we do the Timeline pages. In fact, it is actually nicer now in the Gazette pages because we can click to go back and forward through the days of the week whereas in the Timeline we can only  go  back 10  pages (doh! Now  we need to work on the Timeline some more).

We are now limiting the number of tiny thumbnails that we display for a story to 10. It is so nice to see them all, but when they get up to 60 photos (like on the Manga channels!) it was causing the pages to load more slowly and we think that perhaps people already get the idea that seeing those thumbnails means they should click to go to the full story and see the photos live and beautiful and in person.

As always, we appreciate any feedback! Otherwise we just plug along making what WE want to use to pursue our own interests.

Speaking of which - this is so much fun. We had all these interests that we wanted to pursue but did not have the time to search for the 'good  stuff'. I, personally, am finding that a lot of  interests I had more or less abandoned because of lack of  time I can now, once again, enjoy. And there are the new interests (like Manga) that I wanted to explore more (I am a Marvel man) but did  not know how to - again - go about it.

Which brings up the new 'superuser' channels on Mattters. Each person gets their own channel on Mattters, and can follow (subscribe) to one or more channels to  create their merged 'super' channel. This  is still being fleshed out  as we chat here - and we have a lot more ideas to make your channel and home pages on Mattters a place where it will be EASIER STILL to follow ALL of your interests.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

We L-o-v-e Indian Food. It is what we ate when my wife and I 1st started dating. The Indian Food Channel
Added far flung channels such as BMW to Disco House to Tattoos

Sunday, February 21, 2010

And slightly completely wildly different: the PHP computer language channel: Definitely need more PHP tweople!
Expanded Mattters' photography channels: and the camera channels a wee bit:

Friday, February 19, 2010

Now have a channel on Java Programming Language (and Eclipse). Have a long way to go - but we have Gosling! :-)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I *love* Conan Doyle's Sherlock. Mystery novels, Crime fiction, Who-done-its... whatever, you can follow it at:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And a final note: Anyone else overwhelmed by the Superbowl, the Olympics, Valentines Day and MardiGras all within ~ week of each other?
Of course, we join the rest of the world in watching and/or reading about the Olympics:
Which takes us to Architecture and from there to Books:
Expanding the cultural Mattters e.g. Fine Art Many new channels about what the spousal unit means by 'art'.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Added a toyota channel Still love Toyota. 2nd brand we added after Audi
Interesting how some blogs, Ruby on Rails for ex, do not blogroll each other and others, cat blogs and animators, for ex, do.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

superbowl Syk'd for Super Bowl? The news, the blogs, the tweets the videos. Everything but the game.
Its a fine superbowl Saturday on the Super-Bowl news channel:

Friday, February 5, 2010

Mattters fffinally added the Fashion channel plus 11 special fashion channels - and more each day
Introducing the martial arts channel + channels for BJJ kung-fu MMA tai-chi Wujifa and more...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Think your tweets should be appearing on a channel on Mattters? Should we be including your blog? Email or follow us at @_mattters_
A new Yoga channel at Advanced Yoga for you Yogis at

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Added our first NFL team channel: - my wife is a fan and I feed so bad for her and all Raiders fans
And we are ready to superbowl out at even if the SB commercials are stealing the show (NOT)
Today we deepened our coverage of pro NFL football at

Monday, February 1, 2010

We also expanded our admittedly lame Android Development Channel: Lame no more!
Added a few channels on China: business, living in China, and Chinese opinion - much about China. Start here:
Updated the appearance of the home page. More gentle on the peeps, we hope! Let us know what you think! Or not! :-)