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