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We’ve had fun this past couple of days working on some of the enhancements to Cool Blogs.

Written at: Draper, UT

The first – and most visible enhancement – will be adding ratings to posts. We found a really good Ajax based plugin that does this nicely.

Here is an example from our test environment. (The post is aggregated from the Evil ZEN Scientist blog – look below for details on this.)

The other enhancement is that we are going to start bringing blog posts from Cool Bloggers own blogs. There are several Novell Distinguished Engineers who are blogging around the security and identity space – and we will start aggregrating content from there.

If you look at this example – it’s directly from Ted Haeger’s own weblog.


Also we’ll be adding improvements to the RSS feeds, threaded comments – and a few other surprises along the way.

I suppose this links back to Ted’s post about new bloggers. I’ll be bringing a few more ZENworks bloggers into the mix this weekend. First will probably be Martin Irwin – he of ZENworks Server Management CPK fame.

Written at: Draper, UT