So, I made up a word, you wish you were as cool. I have installed the prolific blogging system that is MovableType, ostensibly I will claim that this is only a method to experience the “competition,” in order to enumerate its weaknesses, with goals of creating my very own blogging system that will shake the world like a meteoric impact.
Of course, we all know that I will never complete such killer apps. I also have come to respect SixApart based completely on the charisma of Joi Ito, and, so far, I have been pleased with MT’s extendability. Oh sure, there are a gazillion plugins that claim to be able to do all kinds of fancy things, but I’ve never been one to trust other people’s code. The plugins, for the most part, are superfluous to what I desire anyway, and most of what I seem to be looking for doesn’t even have a plugin, go figure. Luckily, there was a plugin that added in direct perl interpretation, so I dusted off my perl and added the little pieces I wanted.
I have yet decided as to how I want to handle the “extended entry” field, in that I am not sure whether I feel people are more likely to read my posts if I write a quaint intro and make them click a link, or if I just drop the bomb on them without giving second thought to their sanity. I am sure people have studied this and come up with the perfect answer, but until I hear from them, I’ll be taking matters into my own hands.
Offtopic: I believe I just acquired a job working at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, so I get to see a lot of shows this summer. First show, May 18th, Christina Aguilera. Haha. Yeah.
In addition, I plan on helping out with Rebuilding Together on April 24th and May 1st. It sounds like a good thing, and I trust Jonas’s opinion on the subject. You don’t need to know anything about carpentry or plumbing to help, but if you do that is all the more reason to share your services. So, if you live here in the Bay Area, consider helping out, you’ll feel better at the end of the day.