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Movable Type 4 Fails

September 08, 2007 By: Theoblogical Category: Uncategorized

MT 4 has failed several tests.  This is why I moved off the platform and onto WordPress in the first place.

1. SLOW SLOW SLOW when you have thousands of posts like I do.  The template republishing is the same reason why I moved from Radio Userland.

2. The Dynamic publishing is too difficult for a non-PERL person like me.  I had hoped for this to solve my MT problems last year, but no go.  The switch to Dynamic publishing just didn’t work, and there were no helps out there that I could find.

3. I just tied to login using Windows Live Writer,  and boom….error.  Again,  MT still can’t do it for me.  I still want to get my posts into Community Server. The BlogML imports have yet to work.  Some malformation of my WordPress Export,  but I have yet to find a validator out there.  So,  it’s still WordPress for now.

WordPress, Movable Type, Community Server

August 12, 2006 By: Theoblogical Category: Community Server

I have been playing with Community Server (and before that, dotText) ever since 2003,  when I began a quest (which is still proceddding quite slowly) to learn dot Net (.Net).  We bought a license for it at work,  in anticipation of using it for several things.  Now it looks as though a group of developers that are related to our denomination are going to build a “MySpace” kind of thing for us. (Actually,  it deosn’t just “look that way”;  it’s a go.  They’re doing it)

But,  not to get off track,  I am still enjoying playing with Community Server,  and have it installed on the same host on which this blog runs  (and my previous Movable Type and Radio blogs).  I am seeking a way to import all my posts from WordPress here to start seeing what might persuade me to move yet again.  Ideally,  I’d like to simulataneously post to both,  perhaps even the MT blog as well.

Community Server has some intriguiing Blogroller,RSS Reader,  and tagging functionalities,  as well as some promise in the “WebParts” technologies,  and it is dotNet,  which keeps me interested in keeping up with dotNet and perhaps be the continuing persistent “impetus” toward my actually beginning to develop things in dotNet. I’ve been a classic ASP person for long enough that I see the need for some speed toward updating my arsenal—albeit the “old fart” stigma I seem to have assigned to myself seems to want to discourage me from this and tell me not to waste my time.  I don’t think my detractor self will win that argument.

I am also beginning to get impatient with the lack of “mobile” blogger tools,  as in PDA/SmartPhone/Blackberry type tools.  I have a Dell PDA and still don’t have a trustworthy way to blog from it,  or do RSS reading (my Bloglines,  being unconnected from my desktop,  is always far behind on showing me updated stuff….I have to “re-Mark as Read” a ton of stuff whenver I sign on via PDA).  I want to integrate my desktop life–which is still far beyond that of my PDA life,  but mostly because there is so much more “connectivity” and user-friendliness there.

Qumana?

February 14, 2006 By: dlature3 Category: Uncategorized

Here is a blog editor I just ran across. It is called Qumana (qumana.com) the 3.0 Beta did not work with my MT, but the full release 2.0 , this one I’m using now, does.

The major caveat is that I cannot find where the POST button is. That’s a major oversight, I think. It also mucks with the fonts, which I don’t like too much. But it does provide a handy easy way to add Tags, which I like.

My MT install is slowing down tremendously. I need to find a solution to this. Six Apart also needs to provide some help other than the crazy rebuilds that I’m not sure what is going on as it does it (with the dynamic template stuff…..I tried something, and all the posts went missing (they were just reamed….but this process needs to be a bit less scary.

The WordPress import for Movable Type is not working, and nobody at WordPress seems to be paying much attention to me or to 3 or 4 others who are asking with me how this is supposed to work. If someone does a Community Server import from MT, I’ll be happy to try that one. That’s a dotNet blog I’ve been playing with since its earlier versions in 03. I’d love for WordPress to get it together with the imports (they seemed to work OK with 1.5)

Jimmy Carter On The Religious Right

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Hey Nick! What am I doing wrong!

July 08, 2004 By: dlature2 Category: Uncategorized

Nick Bradbury shows how to add Movable Type to the Feed Demon News Reader ‘s Blog This Story Tool…..

My URL to add entries is:

http://theoblogical.org/movtyp/mt.cgi?__mode=view&_type=entry&blog_id=1

but putting your suggestion,

http://www.myblog.com/cgi-bin/mt.cgi?

is_bm=1&bm_show=&__mode=view&_type=entry
&title= etc etc
Where ‘www.myblog.com/cgi-bin’ is the URL of your MT installation doesn’t work….I get an error:

I put in

http://www.theoblogical.org/mt.cgi?is_bm=1&bm_show=&__mode=view&_type=entry&blog_id=1&title=

etc etc

and get a 404 error whern I try it right-clicking on a story and selecting Movable Type under Blog This Story

What’s the secret?