full-court vanity press

I “threatened”:http://off.net/~shaver/mt-test/archives/000117.html to switch over to “Movable Type”:http://www.movabletype.org/, and I wasn’t kidding. I’m not entirely thrilled with some of the template mechanics, but the “handful”:http://daringfireball.net/projects/smartypants/ “of”:http://bradchoate.com/past/mttextile.php “plugins”:http://www.sunpig.com/martin/projects/mt/randomline/ I’ve installed so far have been both painless and pleasant to use. Not bad for software, really.

I’m even experimenting a little bit with the whole “Extended Entry” thing, for no especially good reason. My experiences importing my old entries into here were not entirely disastrous, but that’s largely because I still have a pretty steady hand with Perl, at least when it comes to text manipulation through brute-force application of “regular expressions”:http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0596002890. If Tyla wants to switch over, she’ll have some learnin’ to do!

I haven’t yet figured out what to do with links to the old entries, which are a source of some not-inconsiderable “google juice”:http://www.google.com/search?q=shaver. Probably I’ll just leave them where they are, perhaps with some biohazard-grade “warning label”:http://www.fitzcoinc.com/secondary%20pages/products/biohazardlabel.htm. (I think I might actually have some of those still lying around, because I’m way too much of a pansy to actually put them on things that I might some day want to take through airport security.)

4 comments to “full-court vanity press”

  1. jwz
    entered 30 August 2003 @ 5:06 am

    Your RSS feed is truncated to the first few dozen words, and is therefore useless now.

  2. entered 30 August 2003 @ 11:49 am

    Fixed, I think.

  3. entered 2 September 2003 @ 1:46 pm

    The next and previous post links on your full page view do not have a hyperlink, and are therefore useless now.

  4. entered 3 September 2003 @ 8:48 pm

    Quite true. Fixed now, though I still think the « | » stuff is a little ugly, and aligns poorly. I’ll get to it, or maybe not.

    Thanks.

    Mike