Well, gentle reader, it has been a while since I’ve had time to sit down and write a blog post. This has been due to a number of reasons – the main one being that I have been horrifically busy!

So what’s been happening?

At the beginning of the month there was the international Elgg Conference held down in Brighton. This went very well, and many thanks once again to the folks down at Brighton Uni for hosting the event and generally making the whole thing possible.

We had a good number of delegates turning up, and I spent most of the day on my feet talking and taking photos.

I gave a short presentation on OpenDD and network federalisation (as well as a bit of future gazing). I’ll post the video soon, but the slides are here. For all those who have emailed me about it, I will get back to you but I’ve been a bit snowed under!

Secondly, we released Elgg 1.2.

This is basically a point release and addresses many of the issues raised with 1.1 including speed and scailability. In terms of page loads, the average page (on a correctly configured server) now comes back in 0.7 to 2 seconds (according to yslow).

Now in the run up to Christmas, I intend to indulge myself and have a look at some ideas I’ve had but hadn’t had time to play with… but more on that later.

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