Happy 1000th.

Written By: - Date published: 9:24 pm, May 22nd, 2008 - 11 comments
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Well that happened fast. This is the 1001st public post on The Standard. That is assuming I get it in before the next post appears. So I thought we should have a post to celebrate the event. It has been just over 9 months in the gestation.

The first post was, appropriately enough, “Get your story straight John” on August 15th last year. It is a question that our posters are still asking. Like them or despise them, the blog posts have been interesting, thought provoking, and steadily improving.

It is a pleasure to help provide the space for our posters and our varied cohort of enthusiastic and generally well informed commentators.

I look forward to posting the next milestone.

Lynn Prentice.

11 comments on “Happy 1000th.”

  1. Tane 1

    Once again thanks a lot for all your work Lynn, we couldn’t do this without your help, expertise and incredible patience. Give us a yell if you’re ever in Wellington and I’ll buy you a beer.

  2. lprent 2

    Will do that.

    I was only just in time – a few seconds after posting, Steve put up post 1002 on the budget.

  3. yeah cheers lynn, amazing the level of work that goes on to keep this going right on the tech side and it’s ever improving with the new functions you’re adding in.

    tane sorry about the mix-up with the posts. busy day.

  4. r0b 4

    Thanks Lynn, congratulations editors, The Standard makes a strong (and still growing!) contribution to the NZ political landscape.

  5. Tane 5

    No worries brother, just wanted to keep my kicking of Labour in there, plus I’m yet to decide what I think about these tax cuts. No Right Turn makes some interesting points here and I’ve been too busy today to do any real analysis of my own.

  6. lprent 6

    Hey – don’t destroy the image. I’m the bastard sysop from hell. I’m contemplating another upgrade. Look at these interesting scripts. Or the list of excuses. Maybe not, sounds like a lot of flip-flop reasons to me, and thats a bad look.

    Xmas project – write an auto-troll harassment program.

  7. lprent 7

    I actually stand in awe of the posts. I can write a million of lines of code and get it right. But writing posts is hard. There is no compiler, the editors don’t help much (not like slickedit), and you write without a debugger.

    Anyway, time for a beer. I like the budget. It is really going to cause Bill English some problems. Especially with a promise of 1.5 billion for a local broadband infrastructure. A promise that isn’t useful without better overseas links.

  8. “Xmas project – write an auto-troll harassment program.”

    Careful Lynn, as you might stop Father Christmas and all hell would break loose.

  9. lprent 9


    But don’t worry. It will get blamed on the minister of finance at the time as all offshore economic matters are always their fault. Besides trolls don’t help FC, it is elves (similar to our posters).

    That beer was good.

  10. illuminatedtiger 10

    And for New Years how about a sysop fix for D4J? 😉

  11. Jum 11

    Well done you people.

    I look at Colin Espiner’s blog, your blog and kiwiblog and get the overall picture, which the newspapers simply don’t provide and probably never have.

    Keep up the great work.

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