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Recently, over at leisa’s site, I bemoaned the fact that most “web” events and conferences that take place in the UK are centred around London. So imagine my annoyance when I discovered, today, that there is a BarCamp happening in Edinburgh at the weekend.

The day AFTER I made plans to visit family and friends on the very same day.

Bloody typical.

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Movable Type – I’m dabbling with this at the moment for a client, and ye gods it’s … well… different. I’m used to WordPress now and things just don’t seem to make sense the way MT has them laid out. Most odd. Any pointers to good tutorials and the like would be very much appreciated. I’m not looking to do anything particularly code heavy, just a design/template.

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My routine is broken. Already. Two late nights meant that the 6 a.m. alarm was ignored, meaning that, by the time I get into the office, it’s too late to go for a run. That might mean I go out tonight. Maybe.

But it’s AWFULLY wet today.

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My home PC is dying. That may mean a new PC and … Microsoft Vista …

I’m still not sure if I’m that bothered about the OS anymore to be honest. XP has served me well and I’m sure, in time, Vista will be hacked and tweaked to my needs as well. As long as it stays out of the road enough for me to use the applications I need then it’s fine by me.

It’ll definitely be a desktop, not a laptop, and with that in mind, it probably won’t be a Mac.

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Got your “handsfree” headset for your mobile phone? I hope so as they are increasing the fine for using your phone whilst driving AND chucking 3 points onto your license. What a shame it’ll make absolutely NO difference whatsoever.

After all, it’s been illegal to use your mobile phone whilst driving for.. how long now?? Quite a while but I see at least 4 or 5 people a day doing just that.

How to stop them? Don’t double the fine, quadruple it, hell multiply it by 10! And why only 3 points on the license? Why not 9? If you want people to stop doing things, and believe that the only way to do that is by introducing higher fines, then don’t do it half-arsed.

The Blogger way.

Miniblogged this yesterday (Hello) and it seems very clever – Biz Stone gives us an overview of this extension of Blogger’s services.

Come in MT, your time is up?? 😉

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I read this post at “dive into mark” last night, and whilst it’s MT specific, the general point is valid across a lot, if not all, web applications.

Then I read, at Fembat that Six Apart has responded. Good for them I say. Until I read this:

“The single CPU usage statement was not intended to be in the license. It has been struck from the license, and everyone who has downloaded Movable Type 3.0 thus far can officially consider this change retroactive.”

I’m sorry? If it wasn’t intended to be there, then WHY WAS IT? Not the type of thing you miss really is it…

So again I ask, was this announcement rushed out as a reaction to Blogger’s revamp (and underlying refocussing of their product), or is this just a hugely unprofessional and basic mistake by Six Apart?

I’m not going to comment on this further, as I said before, I’ve tried an installation once, but don’t use Moveable Type anywhere so it’s a little unfair of me to chime in.

BUT – there are implications here, as Mark points out in his post, for EVERY web application. I WILL be commenting on that.

But not too much as I’ve been told that this place has been to serious recently… or something like that… to which I say WIBBLE!

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(cross posted on my test blog)

Not overly positive.

Diamond Geezer has posted an initial reaction, and I’ll cherry pick the ones I agree with:

1. “I can’t redraft a blog post and see what the old post looked like any more. So I can’t see what all the code I’m using is supposed to look like, and make changes as appropriate. Only one or the other on screen at the same time. I think this is the innovation I hate the most.” – SNAP!

2. “Bloody American dates. The ‘edit posts’ page we Bloggers get to use lists everything by American date. Today is not 5/10/2004, it’s 10/5/2004. It used to say “May 10 2004″, which I could happily cope with.” – a long standing gripe for me.

3. “We now have the option to link to individual posts, rather than just jump to one post somewhere in a weekly/monthly archive.” – and what’s more – if you want to switch to this MT-style archiving and you aren’t using blogspot, you need to manually create all the folders BEFORE turning on the option. This is hidden in the help but surely should be indicated on-screen next to the option.

MY other comment:

There is some good stuff here, but I agree with the sentiment that it is all a bit ‘dumbed down’. Little thought seems to have been given to us more experienced users. Of course they’ll probably release an ‘Advanced’ version next week just to prove me wrong…

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(Completely the wrong quote in the title (above) but I’ll damn well abuse my site anyway I see fit…)

Why your Movable Type blog must die

Excellent. I love this kind of ranting nonsense. Somewhere in there he is making some kind of sense. However the urge to reach over and slap him is almost overwhelming.

Worth a gander if only for the comments. THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is social interaction internet style!

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Well it seems my ‘delving’ with PHP broke Blogger. Or something.

I’d like to apologise to everyone for screwing up their publishing system. Except you lot on MT, and all the other systems that I can’t be bothered naming.

Miniblog entries will be added throughout the afternoon, but other than that, I’m kinda busy.

(And of course, now that I’ve said that I’ll probably go on and post 3 or 4 times this afternoon.. it’s a curse…)

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Can someone explain how it works please, specifically why I keep being told I have a banned URL from a site I commented on last week!

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I’m not using MT so haven’t had to bother with all this “Avoid Comments Spam hack” like the one in place over at A Blog’s Life.

Unfortunately it is now stopping me posting comments to some sites. Am I really blacklisted? Little old me?

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