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Improved RSS 1.0 Template

March 2, 2003

photo credit: Erlon Jequié For those of you reading this via an aggregator like NewsMonster, NetNewsWire, amphetaDesk or Syndirella (what I’m currently toying with), I’ve improved the RSS 1.0 template based on suggestions in the article Making Feature-Rich, Movable Type RSS Files by Ben Hammersley [via Six Log]. The instructions in the article are self-explanatory […]

Using Unique Category Templates in Movable Type

March 1, 2003

If you click on the Book Reviews category archive link in the links section of my main page you will notice that the page layout looks different than any of the other category archives. In my site redesign I wanted to move the book images off of the main page and the category archive seemed […]

Now We’re Cooking With Gas

February 15, 2003

I haven’t given up on MT-Textile; to be fair I haven’t given it much of a chance. But when I saw this post on the Movable Type Support Forums I knew I had to try something else. The promise of a WYSIWYG editor in MT? I had to try it. Wow! First impression is this […]

Textile Help

February 15, 2003

I’m trying out Brad Choate’s MT-Textile plugin and I must say I’m struggling a bit with it – I’m used to just clicking those buttons to add formatting, and part of me thinks that instead of using this plugin I could simply add a few more buttons for some frequently used tags. However, I’m giving […]

Movable Type 2.6 Is Out

February 13, 2003

Six Apart (otherwise know as Mena and Ben Trott) has released Movable Type 2.6. Just got the upgrade working, although if you looked at my site within the last 20 minutes it probably looked sort of funky – I was having a problem getting my plugins to be recognized, and that caused things to get […]

I Like mod_rewrite

February 5, 2003

I’m really beginning to like the Apache module mod_rewrite. From the documentation: This module uses a rule-based rewriting engine (based on a regular-expression parser) to rewrite requested URLs on the fly. It supports an unlimited number of rules and an unlimited number of attached rule conditions for each rule to provide a really flexible and […]

Tonight’s Changes

January 24, 2003

Made the following changes (improvements?) to the web log tonight: Added daily archives Now if you click on a day on the calendar rather than being brought to the first entry of the day you will be brought to a page which includes all entries for that day. The interesting thing here was that since […]