Dear patient readers,
It may not be obvious to you, but Kristin our WordPress jockey/coder has been making more changes to site plumbing, which so far have been mainly for the admins’ benefit. We’ve also been told our ad service is rolling out changes to how they serve ads that should greatly improve loading speed.
One thing readers have asked for, and we’d like to implement if we can figure out how to do it, is a way to get to some of our best historical posts more accessible. Since we have created so much room in the right column, we would add a block that has “Current Hot Topics” which would be 2-5 things we’ve been following for a while. For instance, the list right now would include “Trade Deals,” “Obamacare” and “Private Equity”. We’d have another section of “NC Classics” and that might include “Financial Crisis” “Securitization Fail” Mortgage Fraud/Settlements” and a couple of other topics to be determined.
The problem is if I have to do much of this it will never get done. I am seeing if Kristin can create a “view only” access to our backstage, so some helpful readers can sort through our backstage (much better for searching old posts than Google’s site specific searcher) to identify possible candidates for each topic.
Separately, diptherio asked about having a meetup in April when he is in NYC. I forget what his dates are. I was hoping the 25th (a Friday) would work. Martine, who attended the last NYC meetup, said she might be able to arrange for a room, which would be in many ways preferable to meeting at a restaurant (biggest is ease of mingling). The downsides are no food, just munchies, and someone(s) will need to organize drinks and nibblies (as in figure out what to get, how to procure it, and what to charge). On a Friday in the spring, a room is likely to be the better option, but we need a couple of people to volunteer to handle logistics. Let me know…