I released, with some stumbling, my wordpress plugin to track outbound clicks. This lets me know where people go when they leave the site. It’s like the myBlogLog, only I get to see the stats in real time for free and I can even create some more interesting reports and I will add them to the plugin when they are working correctly. It is nice to see all of my readers leaving the site when they click on ebay links.
When I first released it, I accidentally copied another plugin to the WordPress site and the first 4 people to download it got the wrong plugin. That’s all right because I think that on the first day there are mostly robots downloading the code. I don’t know why this is. I corrected the problem almost immediately.
At the same time I released the 1.2 update to my Permalinks Finder plugin (hence the confusion). I made a mistake in the permalinks finder code and had to re-release it with an enhancement that I was still debugging. Luckily it still works, but the extra enhancements aren’t described in the documentation. It is a nice fortune cookie for anyone who actually needs the extra feature.
As you can see, I am an advocate of “Agile Coding” methodology, and I always have trouble in environments where I have to go through boring ocde reviews and beta releases. I like to throw caution to the wind, let the chips fall where they may, and let sleeping cliches lie.
These updates have been in the works for weeks, but things are hectic here. I have three more plugins to release. One is the eBay store widget and another is the amazon random display widget (which by default shows the last 50 hugo award winning novels). When things settle down and people the 9th floor starts finding new jobs, I will have time to polish these up and get them out there for people to download.
I have a plugin that displays a random Beatles verse. I have a feeling though that WordPress will kill it because it violates copyright laws.