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Online Forums Controversy

I've posted extensively over at my personal blog here.

I believe in open discussion, I believe in free speech. And I believe that free speech has limits, as does the Supreme Court. That said, I was disappointed yet elated to see LNP take the forums down. Disappointed because the forums could at times be very valuable and a lot of people enjoyed them. Further, there was a compromise, and I think taking them down entirely was an overreaction.

Elated because the people--including kids reading articles--no longer have to see the racist and bigoted comments that characterize so many of the forum threads. That kind of crap poisons the community and brings us all down, and the online community was not moderating itself.

It will be interesting to see the newspaper's online strategy going forward. Hopefully it includes an online discussion forum and excludes the racism and bigotry.
CSA means "community supported agriculture". Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA means fresh organic veggies delivered each week from Lancaster County's 65 top Amish organic farms!

The quality and variety throughout the growing season is simply amazing. We're just now finishing some of what we froze over the summer last year--totally worth it.

My wife has managed the CSA program there for about 4 years, and it's grown significantly. Last year they served 1200 families over a 28-week program.

You, too, can have fresh organic veggies at a very reasonable cost. Just visit the CSA, and sign up to get your fresh organic veggies from a source you can trust!
CSA means "community supported agriculture". Lancaster Farm Fresh CSA means fresh organic veggies delivered each week from Lancaster County's 65 top Amish organic farms!

The quality and variety throughout the growing season is simply amazing. We're just now finishing some of what we froze over the summer last year…

Beta 1, Update 1

I really thought I could pop out more updates faster, but it took 4 weeks! All kinds of bug fixes, re-coding, designing, and it just really added up.

Sign up here: http://www.charliesoft.com

Next week I'm hoping to get another update out with more charts for analyzing time, tags, and tasks. And it would help to get the tasks section done.

Why so long?

Part of the issue is that there's so much cool stuff to do now that I've got a solid flow of data to work with. So I try things out, listen to testers, and try some other things out. And I tend to be greedy for new ideas--I really love to investigate what's possible.

Feature creep. Kind of. Ok, definitely. It's ok sometimes, but at some point you have to put a stake in the ground, define what the release is going to be, and only work on that. I've reached that point (several times, unfortunately).

So try it out, kick me your feedback, and we'll keep this thing moving. It's a lot of fun, and even just tightening …