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I've been running blogs on the Movable Type platform for years. Over that time, I've witnessed the ebb and flow of comment spam. Anyone who manages a blog is familiar with comment spam and has a strategy implemented to fight it. I've detected a comment spam spike over the past
The CMS running this blog is Movable Type version 4.2. I've been using Movable Type for years and I highly recommend it. My MT services are even available to you, but more on that later. As much as I enjoy working in MT4, the documentation can leave you a
This morning, I blew up this website. I run this site with Movable Type, so all the entries, pages, comments, categories, etc. reside in a MySQL database. That gives me a lot of flexibility when it comes to site redesigns. Once I write the new CSS and XHTML, I just
Freddie P did a pretty good job pimping my services earlier today, so I thought I'd follow that up with a little pimpin' of my own. I've got an entire page dedicated to what I call web presence management services, but in a nutshell, if you're looking for a personal
In this entry I mentioned my need to introduce pagination for my category pages. Some categories have many hundreds of entries making the pages very long and painfully slow to load. MT-Hacks has a slick little pagination plug-in for Movable Type that introduces pagination. I've got it working now. For
This blog has been powered by Movable Type 3.2 for years, but last night I decided it was time for an upgrade. Movable Type 4.2 was released Tuesday and it's faster, more secure and loaded with tons of new features, especially when you compare it to 3.2.
Do you remember Custom? He had a rock radio hit back in 2002 with the single "Hey Mister" from his debut album Fast. Shortly thereafter, his label went under and that's where I came in. I got to come in and rescue his teamcustom.com domain from the defunct label
Boing Boing has a little write-up about how NYTimes.com hand-codes its HTML. I'd link to the NYTimes.com article, but you have to register to read it. I've been hand-coding all my HTML and CSS for a decade now, and I doubt I'll ever do it any other way.
I got a request last night to create an RSS feed for my Toronto Blue Jays category. A Blue Jays fan site wants to syndicate the content, but my regular feed is for every entry I post, regardless of category. I quickly learnt this was pretty easy to do in
This blog is powered by Movable Type. Movable Type is what gives this site its bloggy goodness: comments, trackbacks, RSS, category archives, date archives, and all of that. I've spent a lot of time installing, configuring and optimizing Movable Type for various purposes. Humble's blog runs off of it, Freddie's
If you've got something to say or wish to cover a topic and address an audience, you should blog. This web thing is really catching on and a nicely put together blog with an RSS feed is your best chance to actually communicate beyond your immediate family and a few
Fred Patterson, or Freddie P as he's often called, was/is one half of the Humble & Fred radio show. He's been maintaining torontomike.com with a site building tool called SiteStudio and he's been leaving blog-like entries on his page on a daily basis. Every once in a while,
I'm trying out a plugin for Movable Type called Promote This!. It makes it easier to add quick links to add entries to Digg, del.icio.us, Furl, Reddit, Google, StumbleUpon and other social bookmarking sites. I'm now building these links here on the home page, on the permalink page,
Ok, the baton has been passed. Humble Howard, long time local morning radio personality, now has his own blog. I installed and configured Movable Type, designed his templates and gave him one last push. I don't know how much he'll share in his blog or if he'll just use it
On February 7th, I relaunched this site, powered by Movable Type. I went back and manually put all previous entries from 2006 into MT but I left entries from November 2002 through December 2005 in their original files. The plan, as I outlined it here, was to knock off one
Another benefit of moving to Movable Type is an automated RSS feed. I was manually maintaining the old one. The new RSS feed for this site is at http://www.torontomike.com/index.xml. Now we're cooking with gas.
I warned you more changes were coming. This is the biggie. For years I fought the push to implement a CMS solution. I derived a great deal of pride from hand-coding this entire site and ensuring it successfully validated as XHTML 1.0 Strict. Even the CSS and RSS feeds