Archive for the 'movable type' Category

Trapped in a vicious circle

Sunday, May 23rd, 2004

Remarkable how simple things like needing a permalink to put in a .zip, but needing the .zip uploaded before I can create the entry to get the permalink, can trap me in a vicious circle of reading weblogs and playing video games instead of actually doing something.

Licensing matters

Thursday, May 20th, 2004

Either the terms of a software license matter, or they shouldn’t be in the license. Mostly I treat licenses like sausage, and try to avoid the details, but a closer look at the current Movable Type license, and the one with the copy of MT I’m currently using, leaves me feeling rather unsettled.

My friends get to make mistakes

Sunday, May 16th, 2004

Six Apart is a company that screwed the pooch, that’s so far off the Cluetrain they can’t even hear the whistle. They are also my friends, and my friends get to make mistakes.

Now I have two problems

Sunday, April 4th, 2004

I want to be able to allow HTML in comments, but also autolink naked URLs. I know, I’ll use a regex! Oh…

Mark Paschal’s new bag

Friday, April 2nd, 2004

marcpasc + sixapart, sitting in a tree…

New MT plugin author

Thursday, April 1st, 2004

Atom, Apache, PHP, MT, you name it, Sam Ruby will code for it.

Fun with drafts

Saturday, February 21st, 2004

Bug. Patch. Can’t use patches? That’s a shame. Incomprehensible as it can be, there are a lot of things Unix got right, and diff and patch are two huge ones. If I need to tell you how to change two lines in a file to fix something, I can either save a copy before I […]

Previous and next in category

Thursday, February 5th, 2004

A simple plugin to do PreviousEntry and NextEntry in the same category and the current entry.

One ping’s enough, Jack

Wednesday, February 4th, 2004

Could someone who actually understands Perl and Movable Type tell me if this makes sense? Back in the early days of Trackback crapflooding, when the flood was all supposedly coming from one source URL, I got to wondering what it would take to only accept one ping from one URL to one Trackback URL. It’s […]

Throttling easterners

Wednesday, February 4th, 2004

If you run multiple blogs in more than one timezone with one installation of MT 2.66x, you (or, worse yet, your visitors) may have noticed that commenting on a blog that’s farther east will prevent you from commenting on a blog farther west from that same IP address until the local time catches up. Comment […]