##With time2kill..Come2 jobjob blog

  • for coding drill : go over
    • [o] t_algoClassicProb
    • [o] t_commonCodingQ22
    • t_algoQQ11
    • open questions
  • go over and possibly de-list
    1. [o] zoo category — need to clear them sooner or later
    2. [o] t_oq tags
    3. t_nonSticky tags
    4. [o] t_fuxi tags
    5. Draft blogposts
    6. [o] *tmp categories? Sometimes low-value
    7. remove obsolete tags and categories
  • Hygiene scan for blogposts with too many categories/tags to speed up future searches? Low value?
  • [o=good for open house]

## tech xx backlogS ] blog++

  • 10 most recent posts — have the highest visibility but undeserved and should be back-dated aggressively !
  • oq11 blotposts
  • fuxi_* blogposts
  • bookmarks in local browsers
  • 0zoo blogposts — recent and often needs review and quick-refresh
  • –“softer subjects” rather than mostly-tech topics
  • gmail 7day tag
  • my open blog


  • t_c++pattern — must be a named pattern
  • t_c++idiom — must be well-established small-scale
  • t_ECT and t_c++idiom are mutually exclusive
  • t_tecniq — higher than syntaxTips, less selective than t_c++idiom or t_c++pattern but Should NOT be dumping ground
  • t_implBestPractice is like gentmp

private gz posts – which blog

Background — I have a few dozen “private and confidential” blog posts about work experiences and plans.

Choice: recrec blog, private view
Choice: 1330152open blog
(Discarded choice: private blog in blogger)

–advantages of recrec:

  • well-designed categories. I often rely on them for my own review
  • the posts in this blog are higher quality and valuable insight
  • I can easily switch on/off the privacy protection, without moving the post

–advantages of the 1330152 blog:

  • the recrec blog was not designed for self review purpose, though it is used that way nowadays

–Conclusion: use quality as criteria. Keep low qualities in 1330152.

sticky~most widely useful content on my blog

The 2 major + some minor categories

#1 tech tips, observations, experiences —
#2 finance/trading/quant knowledge
# wall st tech workplace realities

I feel #1 is more widely useful. My #2 content is often amateurish.

Introductory topics are more widely useful, but there are often good explanations online and in print, so you may need to specialize on a niche topic. Most importantly, you need to develop a communication style to reach out to beginners, using clear English.

label: original_content ^ _orig

original_content — should be original AND worthwhile

good enough to show on blog.tanbin.com? don’t be too strict. Most readers only look those few posts on first page.

I don’t want to “contrive” for the short term. My labels, once applied, should slowly build up like a snowball.
Over the long run, when we have 600 original_content posts, the defining feature would be “original”

— _orig label
If too many items pending “promotion/approval”, then perhaps move to “orig2”??

sticky~resist publishing ..

— before publishing
* check labels
* check dates
* check title

draft status means … need refresh, or not finalized…
drafts are easier to edit
drafts are easier backdate
drafts serve as refreshers
Resist temptation to publish drafts. You can mass publish drafts but not reverse.

too many posts in draft –> may lose data? nah

sticky~chipaway prioritize – drafts, oq, unlabelled, _orig

chipaway on _orig label ie original content candidates
chipaway on drafts
chipaway to quality-control original_content
chipaway on unlabelled
chipaway on vague titles — hard to be specific And brief … so be long winded!
chipaway to delete worthless posts
chipaway append “educated-guesses” to post titles
chipaway on vague label

Bear in mind … addiction…, time well spent?

0zoo=1)labelUnfinished 2)draft

Situation — I have too many “new ideas” to blog.

  • Gmail drafts is my default choice.
  • Alternatively, I can create WordPress posts without title, and without category. The 0zoo default category is rather nice. Even after I have a title and a category, I can keep the 0zoo category as “new-draft” indicator. It’s easy to remove this category as it ranks to the top