On Technology


Movable Type 3.2 Free from Beta

OK. So this might sound some­what geeky but oh-damn-well… this involves technology—a part of me. Any­ways, Six Apart’s Jay Allen announced last night that Mov­able Type 3.2 will be released on 8/25/05 in the AM. That was cool.

I mean, for those of you that have been fol­low­ing our blogs (Kelly, Juan, Ryan and I), you may notice the “Pow­ered by Mov­able Type…” text-link some­where. I have been using their great soft­ware since 2002. After all these years, through all the hack­ing and cus­tomiza­tion, if I have to do it over again and pick a blog­ging soft­ware… it still would have to be Mov­able Type.

Yah, it might sound bias (I know) but MT has proven itself (IMHO) after numer­ous ver­sions that it adapts to new and un-forecastable changes in the Blo­gos­phere, and most impor­tantly on the WWW. “What changes?” You might say. Well, first of all, I have to give credit to Blog­ger for mak­ing me curi­ous enough to start and express my thoughts on mostly about any­thing, as I was “bored as hell” one day dur­ing a pro­gram­ming class back in UCI. I remem­ber back in the days that I wanted to do more stuff with my first-ever blogsite. I felt con­stricted to what I was offered, and just need a new solution.

So after Yahoo!-ing (no Google yet in my vocab) and con­fer­ring with var­i­ous peo­ple on what stand-alone blog­ging soft­ware, a cou­ple of names came about. I remem­ber James using b2, so that made it on top of my list along with other ones from hotscripts.com. But alas, after a lot of think­ing, test­ing and research­ing com­mu­nity forums of the respec­tive blog­ware… I found Mov­able Type’s to be the most active, inno­v­a­tive and solution-driven group of invidi­vid­u­als. This was the decid­ing fac­tor in mak­ing my leap-of-faith to switch from Blog­ger to a stand-alone blogware—thank god I made a good choice.

Mean­while, I can tell you a lot more of my his­tory with MT and how it affected and helped my career in Tech­nol­ogy but that can go on for­ever. I’ve seen it evolve from a strict blog­ware, to a CMS, to a publishing-platform, …to who-knos-what with this new release. It has:

  • helped me share my day with friends and fam­ily (vice-versa),
  • keep my design-skills stay creative,
  • pushed me to increase my knowl­edge of new web-technologies (i.e. XHTML, CSS, etc.)
  • and… type faster, to say the least =)

So whats in it for you, I don’t know. Its really an open-ended ques­tion that has no right or wrong answers. But I do know this, it proves that it is a “small world.” And every nano-second, new ideas are being thought of to get peo­ple to inter­act with each other more. After all, we’re only six degrees apart.

PS. Thanks to 6A-fam and MT-dev com­mu­nity for their great hard­work in pro­duc­ing another prod­uct (that I feel) will have an immense effect on the inter­net and how peo­ple inter­act with each other.

PPS. Thanks to 6A-fam for pro­vid­ing us who beta-tested 3.2 with this badge haha =)

I beta tested Movable Type 3.2

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By join­ing Blingo Friends you can invite your friends to use Blingo, and when one of them wins a prize you win the same prize. That means if one of your friends wins an iPod, you win one too.

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Thanks.

An Intel-ligent Apple

Seems that Apple is going to drop & stop (shut ‘em down open up…) using IBM’s Pow­erPC proces­sors for Intel chips. I Never thought I will see the day were I might actu­ally like an Apple prod­uct (other than my iPod Photo). With this scheme, you can dual-boot with either Mac OS or WinXP—pretty sweet if you ask me.

How­ever, I’ll pro­lly be just using the Mac OS when I’m away from my com­puter. Pro­lly just put on the Screen­saver from the mac. It kicks ass ver­sus the default Mys­tify screen­saver on WinXP. Man oh man… other than the screen­saver and mac’s cool nav­i­ga­tion effects, that’s all I can stand from it.

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