MovableBlog: Archives: August 2002

A weblog about the Movable Type Publishing Platform and other geekery

August 22nd, 2002

Threadable Trackback »

Threaded Trackback Released

Good gravy. Just surfed into the MT site to look at the default templates, and I see that a standalone version of Trackback will be released soon.

While I'm on the subject, the excellent Blogroots site has a subsection called Blogpopuli, where people can ping the site with their posts about weblogs and weblogging.

Posted by Richard at 03:00 AM | Category: MT | Comments (3)

August 18th, 2002

Macros and Stop Spam Pinging for 2.2 »

Macros for MT

Neat little plugin. [link from Blogroots]

johnwb.com: Stop Spam Pinging for MT 2.2

Might implement this one myself. Pinging after changing typos is getting real annoying.

Posted by Richard at 05:15 PM | Category: MT | Comments (0)

10 Tips on Writing the Living Web »

A List Apart: 10 Tips on Writing the Living Web

This is getting linked like crazy (so far Photodude takes the prize for most thoughtful comments on it.)

Posted by Richard at 05:05 PM | Category: Geekery | Comments (0)

August 10th, 2002

MT and Emacs »

Stumbled on this one quite by accident. Just doing the blog hop thing, and found a (Vancouver?) weblogger who has a way to use emacs to post to MT. I'm not worthy of that level of nerdliness (with a sigh, I must admit to using pico as my Unix text editor), but maybe you are?

Any which way, he's looking for beta testers.

Posted by Richard at 06:02 PM | Category: MT | Comments (8)

August 8th, 2002

User Survey »

Because of the decentralized nature of Movable Type, it is very difficult to gauge the number of users actively using the system. [Ben and Mena are] conducting a survey to see if we can get some sort of estimate.

Only problem I had was trying to figure out how many sites of mine are powered by MT. Is "all of them" a number? (I answered 6+, which will have to do I suppose.)

Posted by Richard at 06:22 PM | Category: | Comments (1)

August 5th, 2002

MT Search »

Moveable Type Search 1.31B Released

And there was much rejoicing.

This tool allows your readers to search through your archives for keywords or phrases. Supports Boolean searches as well as regular expression searches for you real nerds out there (I'm not worthy).

Posted by Richard at 08:07 PM | Category: | Comments (0)

August 1st, 2002

Start Me Up »

Startup Control Panel

Weed out the programs that automatically load at startup. Useful.

Also useful: a list of useless start up applications. To know which programs to weed out.

Posted by Richard at 11:48 PM | Category: Geekery | Comments (0)