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#87039 01/31/2003 12:00 AM
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I have to admit that I have a blog site now. I use it for hosting my resume and online projects etc. so I have to be careful about the subjects I include. I've seen Charles' site and I'm wondering who else here has one?

Second question is what blogging software do you like? Movable Type is amazing and I started off with that but I changed over to pMachine from www.pmachine.com because I wanted to use php and MySQL. Movable Type is Perl based and it is a really amazing system.

Click here and please give your feedback. Portions of the site are not complete but the front end works and it is [img]http://www.w3.org/Icons/valid-xhtml10[/img] compliant.

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I don't have one.. but MT does a great job smile

I think the site www.diveintomark.org (or .com tipsy ) uses it with great success smile


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hmmm... I know exactly where he's coming from in that post smirk Sounds like he needs a month or so break smile


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#87042 01/31/2003 12:32 AM
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argh... need to read your whole post tipsy

nice and clean looking randy smile more input when I think of it


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#87043 01/31/2003 12:42 AM
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My days are already too busy so I must really be a masochist to have a blog and continue to attempt to post something clever there every single day. Then, to make things worse I spend 30-45 minutes reading several dozen of my favorite blogs. :rolleyes:

heh I didn't know CC had one
/me blogrolls it

I currently use MT for my blog. I also use MT as a CMS on a few other sites. A couple months ago I've even started the process of coding new templates and customizing MT to run BowlingFans.com . However, I recently discovered pMachine and have been thinking about using that instead. I'm still undecided. (BTW, MT can use PHP and MySQL too.)

Your blog looks nice, so I've added it to my blogroll. But why do you call it "rm.com" when thats not your domain? confused

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The rm.com is just a placeholder till I come up with something clever...I love that font but it will change when I finalize the logo.

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blog.robkamphausen.com is where i've resided for over 2 years now.

and i just use good ole infopop mb's -- a separate forum i've editted to run backwards (i.e; most recent post goes on top).

i used to just manually update an html file, myself! then i started lookin around at sites like blogger.com, and figured i'd head in that direction. but once i got more into ultimate bb stuff, i just converted one of those forums into my online journal.

works purdy good!

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it does smile

zeldman has a nice one that he updates manually, and re-designs monthly it seems smile


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Great responses, I didn't think very many people actually did this.

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I like Greymatter , it's wonderful.

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MT 2.6 is out smile
http://www.movabletype.org/news/2003_02.shtml#000782

Looks like they are shooting for a 'pro' version this summer.


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This week something went wrong on my sever and all my MT databases got corrupt. I have recent backups of most of the data but I don't have time to reconstitute it all.

Once I do find some time, now more than ever I'm considering moving to pMachine DPT MT's recent improvements.

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pMachine is an outstanding product with an active community. I did just get an e-mail about an MT update but I haven't followed up on it...

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2.61 and 2.62 of mt have been released, the last one an urgent upgrade for some various security holes found in 2.6 and 2.61 tipsy

http://www.movabletype.org/


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#87053 05/12/2004 10:46 AM
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blogger just got the grand xhtml/css treatment by none other than mssrs. zeldman, jeffery veen, todd dominey and a few other all-star web developers:

http://www.zeldman.com/daily/0504d.shtml#blogger

I guess it doesn't hurt to have some of google's money behind you wink


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I like Blog's, they give me something to do when I'm bored frown . When I get Corthell.net back I'm going to turn it into a blog lol...


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Don't really care for em sleep

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All their there for is to allow people to express themselves and their life, depends on how spicy one's life is in all honesty wink ...


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They definitely have their uses smile


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I like morbid people frown ... I donno, just hearing weird stuff makes me feel normal sometimes...


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blogs - leave 'em. They dont really turn me on in the least, i got too much code to write to be a blogger.

But in fairness - I have recently seen them put to very good use in the area of Win32 development and i have a few on my favorites list. Places where some hardcore codemonkey records his or her findings, lessons learned the hard way, and other key links and feedback on experiments with new technologies and/or beta stuff. This kinda blog makes for a very useful and fast jump-start for when the release version comes out and your not up-to-snuff on the community learning curve the beta version junkies already conquered. Much quicker to scan-n-salvage tasty nuggets from a blog vs. drilling endlessly in newsgroup reader. Only downside being -no matter how serious a blog is, you inevitable have to tune out atleast 2 or 3 ugggg insights on either A)the family dog, B)the hated neighbor, or C) the dreaded exwife smile

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eek

New licensing rules/ pricing/ and limits began yesterday, and the people are howling:

http://www.movabletype.org/support/index.php?act=ST&f=11&t=40800&s=28026b20f9409189168acca904d4368d

tipsy

IP tried this at one time and it went over like a lead balloon... SA is gonna get burned for a while over this dramatic change.


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Ouch, I was thinking about trying out movable type for a community instead of having something programmed myself, guess that idea is a flop :x...

One thing they should have done, which they may, make the new version and make it pay, THEN release a bunch of the exploits and strongly urge everyone to upgrade... It'd peeve everyone off :x


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pmachine is taking advantage of their mess:

http://www.pmachine.com/

They're giving away 1000 copies to those who switch laugh


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I've donated for all my copies of MT but after these drastic license changes and the pricing hike I'm done using MT. As far as I'm concerned SixApart can no longer be trusted. They've backpedaled a little over the past few days but it still isn't enough. It wasn't reasonable for them to even think about making the kinds of changes they first announced.... When most people started using MT, it was free for noncommercial use and there was never any hint of it being a "commercial product" or a money making venture and only TypePad was always supposed to be the profit wing of the company. Instead they tricked the blogging community into using it, developing addons, plugins, templates, and hacks and now that it has a huge user base and a lot of things developed for it they're going to pull a fast one and begin charging unreasonable fees. :rolleyes:

As soon as I have some time I'm going to switch all my sites that use MT, over to WordPress . Its free, open source, and just as feature rich. In addition, its released under GPL, so I'll never have to worry about being forced to pay ridiculous and arbitrary fees for features that should have simply been included in the first place.

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Gimme your MT! lol... I'd like to play with it; old version anyway heh.


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You can still download 2.661 which remains free for noncommercial use.

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3.0 is still available for free, isn't it?

http://secure.sixapart.com/

There's a whole box in the right hand column about getting it for free.


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It's free but you can only have like 3 authors... So if you were planning on making a blog site you're kinda backed over a table as you can only ahve 3 users...


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true, but I imagine ~80%+ of the users would fall under the one author rule smile


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Almost all the most popular (noncommercial) blogs have multiple authors and many bloggers host a few of their friends' blogs so that purposely low limit is to an attempt to grab money for what was promised to always be a free program for noncommercial use.

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Difficult for me to say... there is a free version available still. Kinda hard to pay bills while giving away all your work too.

I can only think of phpbb as the only decent free internet software app that still remains free after all these years.

Free software either gets real popular or dies.

Real popular free software gains lots of followers who make constant constraints on your time, usually requiring lots of support.

Developer is either independently wealthy or gives up after a while, or begins aking for money for his time.


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Well i can understand a slight price, $20, something reasonable; but the direct jump up that high? and even then it's limited lol...


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exactly Grizzy. Most bloggers would happily pay $30-50 but for most people this will cost up wards of a few hundred dollars.

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Perhaps, but anyone who's been around any script site that went from free to paid (ubb in the version 4 era) always has the same complaints. Whatever the pricing model, it's too high. Voting with your pocketbook by not buying is really the only say we have in something like this.

Still, there's still a free version available, and version 2.661 works well for 95+% of the people smile


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MT finally released a final 3.x version:

http://www.movabletype.org/

With a bugfix version right after... they're on 3.11 now... maybe I can finally put it to some use smile

http://www.movabletype.org/news/2004/08/movable_type_31_launched.shtml


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nice, and they released a plug-in pack to go along with it yay

http://www.movabletype.org/developers_contest_plugin_pack_2004.shtml


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Mt just updated to 3.121, get it while it's hot
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MT is up to 3.14 now... not sure why I have it, surely I can use it somewhere doh


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I knew there was a reson to look here. What's up Allen? I'm still using PMachine for www.randymcelroy.com and still thinks it's a great way to. MT was a nice app but I didn't spend a lot of time with it. I need to give it another look now that it's (quite a few versions) newer.

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