Blog administrivia

My apologies for any interruptions or weirdness my RSS feed has caused your reader of late, but I’ve switched the blog from Movable Type to WordPress. I *think* all the things I needed to fix to keep people from getting broken links have been fixed (redirected the old RSS URL to its new home, made sure the links to individual items that Google knows about are still working and don’t look too bad, etc.)

The new site is still somewhat under construction and is definitely a little more stripped down than I intend, but it’s at least functional. I intended the cutover to be a little smoother, but a series of unrelated events led me to accidentally delete the old Movable Type blog.

I’m going with WordPress because

  1. I’m sick sick sick of comment spam!
  2. My ISP has an easy installer for WordPress & I was able to import all the content from MT— including comments— in about 15 minutes.
  3. WordPress is free
  4. WordPress is easier to customize & hack (e.g. it actually has an idea of a theme, and the design (design in the software sense) is sane: not Perl CGIs that write HTML files: blech!.
  5. WordPress has more plugins & a better user/developer community.