Monday, August 23, 2004


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Returning Home to Blogger

At one time, it would have seemed inconceivable but it seems to be a fairly regular occurence of late.

So, why did I change back to Blogger, a piece of software that I had written off about a year ago? Here is the story. - Steven Cohen

Here's to a new home with an old friend. - Tony Steidler-Dennison

That’s it. That’s why I love Blogger, it’s easy and fun. - Sonny P.

I wonder how many more would do it if Blogger offered an import function?

Saturday, August 07, 2004

The King is Dead

Elise Bauer has done a very interesting study of the web tools market. It seems that my recent supposition may be coming to pass.

I wonder if this trend continues, how long support for Movable Type will continue?

Friday, August 06, 2004


Around a year ago, I happened across this quote.

Movable Type, Textpattern and WordPress, have made this possible for a whole range of people; from web designers to writers, all with little or no knowledge of HTML. - zlog

Today, one day short of a year later, I happened across this one.

Well since MT is no longer aimed at just the average weblogger that wants to talk about politics or his/her life, 6A haven’t bothered including features like a Link Manager or even Typelists for that matter. In the context of MT, these things really don’t need to be built into the app as they would just increase bloat. - Arvind

When the first quote was written, MT was my only choice. Now it is a distant third. Textpattern has become my first love, but WordPress has many features that it lacks at present. Only if neither of them will do, will I look to MT.

I still find that somewhat depressing.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

Religious Debates in Blogging

Some days, I think eventually there will be as many blogging tools as there are bloggers. But even that won't cause the endless debates about which tool is better to cease.

What I have always said still goes. Choose the one that does what you want or need to do the way that is most efficient or easiest or best-looking or whatever criteria you want to use. For me, that has long been Movable Type. Lately, though, I have been thoroughly exploring both WordPress and Textpattern.

Repeat after me: None of them is perfect. But each one does a lot of cool things. The trick is to choose the one that best fits the task at hand. And that most likely will not even be the same for each person.