CIA.vc service is down indefinitely

For those who haven’t seen it: CIA.vc is a web service I started about 8 years ago, as a way of Open Source projects tracking code changes in real-time over the web and IRC. This is probably going to come as a surprise to most of you reading this, but today I’ve taken the CIA.vc service down indefinitely. Update 2011-05-11: Wow, that was quick. Merely hours after this announcement, CIA is already in the process of being transferred to... Read More

Memes to spread

CIA Some more crazy ideas for CIA‘s future… “Sparklines.” A pretty novel (but not new) way to present data history inline with text. I’m already building up some graphing infrastructure for CIA around my ‘fidtool’ library. Just imagine how cool it would be to, at a glance, see the activity history for all the projects on the screen. Wiki integration. The whole “documentation” section of the site... Read More

CIA Updates, Cappucino in The City

Database v7 Well, it’s been a busy past couple days, but I have some great news to report with regards to CIA. The new database backend I’ve been hacking at for the past couple weeks is now in place, and the performance is great. So, to back up a bit… CIA uses MySQL. It has for almost 2 years now. There are many things CIA does that SQL works great for: storing the smaller bits of metadata on each project/author, tracking the association... Read More