Movable Type

Tips, tricks, and useful info on how to use the Movable Type publishing system to manage your blog.

Ruby, PHP, MySQL, and Perl issues when upgrading Mac OS X from Leopard to Snow Leopard

A walkthrough of what I did to get everything working again after doing a clean install upgrade from Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.6.

Posted on March 26, 2010

MySQL and Perl trouble when moving from a PowerPC to an Intel Mac

If you use Migration Assistant to move your stuff from a PowerPC Mac to an Intel Mac, be aware that MySQL and Perl may be moved as well, which may lead to problems.

Posted on April 2, 2009

Upgraded to Movable Type 4.21

After years of stalling I finally upgraded Movable Type from 2.65 to 4.21 and ran into one or two issues that may be of interest to other Movable Type users.

Posted on October 20, 2008

Validating comments (and fixing comment preview)

Only valid HTML 4.01 Strict is allowed in comments posted on 456 Berea Street, thanks to Jacques Distler’s MTValidate plugin.

Posted on June 18, 2007

Software update day: Netscape, Camino, NetNewsWire, Movable Type

Several major updates to Web related software that I use either on a daily basis or for testing purposes were released on the same day.

Posted on June 6, 2007

MT-Blacklist 1.65, Movable Type 2.65 and Perl 5.8.8

How to solve a compatibility problem with MT-Blacklist 1.65, Movable Type 2.65 and Perl 5.8.8.

Posted on June 7, 2006

Fixing the dirify function in Movable Type

A solution to the buggy character substitution that Movable Type performs when converting post titles to URL fragments.

Posted on October 17, 2005

Server maintenance

How to fix a problem with MT-Blacklist giving a Byte order is not compatible error.

Posted on May 29, 2005

Commenting update

Adding comments to posts at this site should be easier now.

Posted on January 20, 2005

Six Apart Guide to Comment Spam

How comment spam works and how to fight it.

Posted on January 7, 2005

Author comment highlighting troubles

Having seen, and liked, how some people have implemented author comment highlighting on their sites, I wanted to do the…

Posted on November 11, 2004

Going from iso-8859-1 to utf-8

I’d like to start using utf-8 for character encoding. This whole site is currently in iso-8859-1. Each time I try…

Posted on September 4, 2004

Site update: Quicklinks

I’ve added a section called “Quicklinks” to the sidebar. I needed somewhere to post interesting links together with just a…

Posted on February 24, 2004

Back from nowhere

I’m sort of back from a much needed break, but it will be another couple of weeks before I resume…

Posted on February 4, 2004

Trackback ID?

How the hell do trackback ID:s work in Movable Type? I just can’t figure out how to find out what…

Posted on October 25, 2003


Posting comments at this site has only been possible for a day, so I have no problems with comment spam…

Posted on October 20, 2003

Getting there

I’ve spent most of the weekend tweaking things around here. Nothing seems completely broken, but there are one or two…

Posted on October 19, 2003

Moved to Movable Type

A couple of weeks back I experimented with Movable Type, running it locally on my OS X machine and then…

Posted on October 18, 2003

Movable Type resources

Yesterday I wrote that I have given up the idea of using Movable Type for this site. Well, that was…

Posted on October 6, 2003

Giving up

I had this idea that I could use Movabletype locally on my Mac OS X machine and ftp the files…

Posted on October 5, 2003

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