Blog posts tagged "moveabletype"

We’re Back

October 24th, 2005

After an extended downtime, LaughingMeme is back. Having gone from MT 2.6 to WordPress 1.5.2 to MT 3.2 to Typo 2.5.6 and now to Typo 2.0.6 it was a decidely silly journey.

And while a number of things are still broken, I feel like its starting to take shape, and Typo/Rails as an infinitely hackable framework gives me the chance to play with ideas I’ve been mulling over for a while, on how to present and reference the growing archives we all have. (only the skeleton of which is yet showing)

update: Comments fixed, again. (thanks Ruby for the heads up)

update2: My CSS-fu isn’t up to it (or perhaps my concentration is just shot right now), but the original artistic vision called for the magpie to float behind the MLPs. (ideally blurred slightly by a translucency) Anyone able to help?

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Upgrading

October 9th, 2005

Been meaning to upgrade for forever, but comment spam finally pushed it to critical early this week. And there went my Sunday.

Not Seeing Eye to Eye with WordPress

WordPress was my first choice. I’ve tried upgrading to WP for a few times, but each times I try I get stymied. WP just isn’t flexible enough out of the box and the code is badly in need of refactoring. Might just be an impedance mismatch between me and WP.

Typo, Up On a Too High Pedestal

Next up was Typo. Now I know there is a codebase that is poetry, Typo is the gold standard of Rails apps, and I’ve referred to it when coding my own Rails apps.

Unfortunately when I checked on #typo, the recommended upgrade path from MT2.x was via MT3.x, and it doesn’t use the MT’s import/export feature, but rather direct database manipulation.

Moveable Type 3, the Sound of Settling

So now I’ve got a running MT3 install, and I think I’m just going to stay here, at least for tonight. I am struck again how much polish 6A puts into their apps. Bayesian comment filtering looks promising, Brad’s tagging implementation looks promsing, and I’ve always liked MT’s DSL for templates. (that said I’m currently missing the flexibilty of ERB + layouts)

Not sure I’m going to stay there, but I’m staying there for tonight, as I’m tired.

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