i don't take compliments well, but if you ever want to guilt me (and make me feel good that there's something worth feeling guilty about), write a post like this:

So Tabulas, I love you. You've got spirit. You don't jabber legalese at me like that MySpace guy. You're not obsessed with cheap gifts like Facebook. You're uniquely you and I love that about you.

Do you think you could find it in your heart, Tabulas, to get just a little more together? You could totally win over all my friends if you'd just play nicely with Semagic and their other already installed blog clients, if you wouldn't break CSS hacks every time the file is edited, if you would link to the right documentation instead of to 404s or broken pages.

I know that deep inside, you're so much better than I'm making you sound; it's just that you're a little shabby right now. That's okay. Everybody has down times where they hang around the house in the sleepwear. I see the greatness in you even when you haven't brushed your teeth all week.

But don't you think you could stand to wash your hair, put on a clean shirt, and present yourself just a little better, so everyone can see how wonderful you are?

To answer publicly: Yes, Tabulas is in a shifty state. It *is* being worked on (a few hours a day). All these issues *will* be addressed. I know it totally blows, cause I use Tabulas, and I wish it worked correctly all the time, too.

I took a look at the Atom PubSub spec over the weekend, and it doesn't seem too hard to implement. However, it doesn't have the benefit of having a lot of support, so I'll have to implement MetaWeblog first. (ugh RPC).

And honestly, I'm surprised that nobody's come and blown Tabulas out of the water. I still can't believe (and I use a *lot* of webapps), that I keep coming back to Tabulas to journal (and it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I write/maintain the app).

Posted by roy on March 3, 2008 at 04:11 PM in Tabulas | 6 Comments

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Comment posted on March 9th, 2008 at 08:40 PM
I love you Tabulas; more importantly, I love YOU Roy!!
Comment posted on March 8th, 2008 at 12:28 PM
I have tried others, but always come back to Tabulas. Why go elsewhere when I already have the best?

I know there are tiny glitches, and I also know you will fix them.

One of the reasons why I stay with Tabulas is because of you, Roy. You provide the personal touch. I have seen this little baby of yours grow and seen you agonize over the little details and it's growing pains. This isn't just a means to make bucks in an already overloaded online market, this is your creation, your time, your sleepless nights.

You have made Tabulas special. Well done!
Comment posted on March 4th, 2008 at 02:25 PM
that was such a nice way to tell you that you suck.
Comment posted on March 4th, 2008 at 01:07 PM
i love tabulas 'cuz it's sexy.
Comment posted on March 4th, 2008 at 10:54 AM
Dang, Ree beat me to the shameless bronw-nosing.

Seriously, I have tried nearly every other blogapp out there, and none of them - not even blogger or wordpress - can shake a stick at tabulas (warts and all). With a little spit n' polish and some well placed PR, Tabulas should run away with the trophy. Except I have found that people are dummies and often settle for second best.
Comment posted on March 4th, 2008 at 07:55 AM
That's because tabulas is the best, son.