Extra! Extra! Opt-in for Extras!

SilverPen finally has a real life newsletter with graphics and subscription management and everything. I’ve been running this through Feedburner for a while with pretty poor results. You can use Feedburner + category RSS to send out electronic newsletters, but it’s not that great.

Since I’ve got a big announcement next week though, I wanted to make sure the word gets out as best as I can. If you’re interested, opt-in to the newsletter using the form below. And if you’re not, that’s cool too, though I do encourage you to grab the RSS feed to keep up on our day-to-day publications.

http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.2.6/jquery.min.js
http://downloads.mailchimp.com/js/jquery.validate.js
http://downloads.mailchimp.com/js/jquery.form.js

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try{
err_style = mc_custom_error_style;
} catch(e){
err_style = 'margin: 1em 0 0 0; padding: 1em 0.5em 0.5em 0.5em; background: FFEEEE none repeat scroll 0% 0%; font-weight: bold; float: left; z-index: 1; width: 80%; -moz-background-clip: -moz-initial; -moz-background-origin: -moz-initial; -moz-background-inline-policy: -moz-initial; color: FF0000;';
}
var mce_jQuery = jQuery.noConflict();
mce_jQuery(document).ready( function($) {
var options = { errorClass: 'mce_inline_error', errorElement: 'div', errorStyle: err_style, onkeyup: function(){}, onfocusout:function(){}, onblur:function(){} };
var mce_validator = mce_jQuery("#mc-embedded-subscribe-form").validate(options);
options = { url: 'http://silverpenpub.us1.list-manage.com/subscribe/post-json?u=3f9995d637a60ba09f17ef3b7&id=7d906c8ca5&c=?&#039;, type: 'GET', dataType: 'json', contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
beforeSubmit: function(){
mce_jQuery('#mce_tmp_error_msg').remove();
mce_jQuery('.datefield','#mc_embed_signup').each(
function(){
var txt = 'filled';
var fields = new Array();
var i = 0;
mce_jQuery(':text', this).each(
function(){
fields[i] = this;
i++;
});
mce_jQuery(':hidden', this).each(
function(){
if ( fields[0].value=='MM' && fields[1].value=='DD' && fields[2].value=='YYYY' ){
this.value = '';
} else if ( fields[0].value=='' && fields[1].value=='' && fields[2].value=='' ){
this.value = '';
} else {
this.value = fields[0].value+'/'+fields[1].value+'/'+fields[2].value;
}
});
});
return mce_validator.form();
},
success: mce_success_cb
};
mce_jQuery('#mc-embedded-subscribe-form').ajaxForm(options);

});
function mce_success_cb(resp){
mce_jQuery('#mce-success-response').hide();
mce_jQuery('#mce-error-response').hide();
if (resp.result=="success"){
mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').show();
mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(resp.msg);
mce_jQuery('#mc-embedded-subscribe-form').each(function(){
this.reset();
});
} else {
var index = -1;
var msg;
try {
var parts = resp.msg.split(' – ',2);
if (parts[1]==undefined){
msg = resp.msg;
} else {
i = parseInt(parts[0]);
if (i.toString() == parts[0]){
index = parts[0];
msg = parts[1];
} else {
index = -1;
msg = resp.msg;
}
}
} catch(e){
index = -1;
msg = resp.msg;
}
try{
if (index== -1){
mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').show();
mce_jQuery('#mce-'+resp.result+'-response').html(msg);
} else {
err_id = 'mce_tmp_error_msg';
html = '

‘+msg+’

‘;

var input_id = ‘#mc_embed_signup’;
var f = mce_jQuery(input_id);
if (ftypes[index]==’address’){
input_id = ‘#mce-‘+fnames[index]+’-addr1′;
f = mce_jQuery(input_id).parent().parent().get(0);
} else if (ftypes[index]==’date’){
input_id = ‘#mce-‘+fnames[index]+’-month’;
f = mce_jQuery(input_id).parent().parent().get(0);
} else {
input_id = ‘#mce-‘+fnames[index];
f = mce_jQuery().parent(input_id).get(0);
}
if (f){
mce_jQuery(f).append(html);
mce_jQuery(input_id).focus();
} else {
mce_jQuery(‘#mce-‘+resp.result+’-response’).show();
mce_jQuery(‘#mce-‘+resp.result+’-response’).html(msg);
}
}
} catch(e){
mce_jQuery(‘#mce-‘+resp.result+’-response’).show();
mce_jQuery(‘#mce-‘+resp.result+’-response’).html(msg);
}
}
}
// ]]>

Super Secret Squirrel Project

I’m working on a new project that I’m feeling pretty good about. It’s still in the “secret” development phase, which means I’m telling a few people but not too many. I’m not sure why this is, except that I want it to be a bit of a surprise when it becomes public, and talking about it a lot in advance undermines that.

The whole thing has me feeling better about life. It has given me some direction and some inspiration, and I’m actually doing work on something that satisfies me creatively. It’s a good feeling.

Anyways, hopefully I’ll be able to announce it in 2-3 weeks. Not much going on here other than that, but stay tuned for more 🙂