This was a curiosity item: HTC had their “Double Exposure” (photography related) event in New York! It started at 4pm eastern and ended 47 minutes later. You can rewatch the HTC video feed at YouTube and the live blog from CNET. Coverage of the announcement by various technology sites can be found through Techmeme…
Welcome to the brand new WordPress reincarnation of 1001noisycameras.com. WordPress is very flexible and versatile and customizable. If you notice that over time I go crazy with plug-ins and customizations, please feel free to e-yell at me 🙂
Template: The current template is the simplest default WordPress theme, a good way to start and slowly make adjustments. The annoying green banner at the top is there only temporary – to make sure everyone who visits notices the change. All apologies for the blinding color 🙂
RSS Feed: the Feedburner full-text RSS feed has now been switched over to the new WordPress blog. You will see these posts now. If you were already subscribed, you should be seeing the new posts now.
Comments: We are starting the blog using the native WordPress Comments with an anti-spam plug-in that will hopefully make it easy for real people to post: you just have to check an additional box that says you are not a computer, but no CAPTCHA, and no separate third-party accounts. There is a trade-off here. The third-party commenting services (Disqus, LiveFyre, CommentLuv) have more features and flexibility, but it’s a third-party widget added to the site. They can import the native WordPress comments later on, so they are always an option for the future if this doesn’t work out.
Other things equal, we will repeat this exercise with the Camera Deals blog this weekend (October 10-12).
What About The Old TypePad Blog?
The Old TypePad blog will no longer be updated, it will remain as an archive. You can get to it with this new url http://blog1.1001noisycameras.com/. Due to the sheer size (over 10,000 posts) and various technical and creative issues, unfortunately we can’t port all the posts from the old TypePad blog. You can get to the old TypePad blog-posts by changing the url of any previously bookmarked or linked posts from www.1001noisycameras.com/some-blog-post to blog1.1001noisycameras.com/some-blog-post – see more details.
Any broken links from the old blog will be redirected to a special page here. Any individual posts that stand the test of time will be updated/refreshed and reposted here; for example the Trade Show Calendar for 2015 is the first content post to be posted here this week.
The fall-out from moving forward with the WordPress blog (transition details here), affected a lot of the previous TypePad and sub-domain mini-sites. To summarize, the previous TypePad Main Blog is now archived under a sub-domain, while a lot of the other sub-domain mini-blogs are dead and gone [wherever necessarily, their function will be folded into the main blog]. Details below, first the Old Main blog, and next the sub-domain Mini blogs.
Old TypePad Blog is now an Archive Sub-Domain Blog
The previous good old gray-green TypePad blog now has its own sub-domain, you can get to it at http://blog1.1001noisycameras.com/ – this is the same thing we did when we moved from Blogspot to Typepad a few years ago. The TypePad blog is now preserved as an Archive, it will not be updated with new content.
IMPORTANT: Many of the internal links at the old TypePad blog over there won’t work initially. Over time some will be sorted out, but there are over 10,000 posts and pages over there. There is a workaround to get to them, right below…
IMPORTANT: if you have bookmarked any individual blog-posts from the old TypePad blog or you are following a link to them that doesn’t work, replace the “www” in the url with “blog1”. If it doesn’t have a “www”, add “blog1”.
This won’t work: http://www.1001noisycameras.com/new-digital-cameras-in-2012.html
This won’t work: http://1001noisycameras.com/new-digital-cameras-in-2012.html
Change it to: http://blog1.1001noisycameras.com/new-digital-cameras-in-2012.html (bold added for emphasis)
GONE / DEAD: Reviews Stream & Stock Status
Also part of the rebooting, two of the previous sub-domain mini-sites are gone.
The Stock Status mini-site (instock.1001noisycameras.com) is gone, dead. If stock status trackers are needed, they will be included here in the main blog.
Also gone/dead is the Camera Reviews stream (reviews.1001noisycameras.com). We are decidedly going away from 24×7 newsy timeline type of blogs and content. So this was an equal parts technical and creative decision.
More of the sub-domain blogs will get “processed” in the next few days. They will be added here when they disappear.