MovableBlog: Archives: August 2002
August 22nd, 2002
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.
August 18th, 2002
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.
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.)
August 10th, 2002
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.
August 8th, 2002
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.)
August 5th, 2002
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).
August 1st, 2002
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.