There's still work to be done on the Movable Type version of my blog, but I've decided to launch it anyway.
If you go to a page on the old blog, it should now redirect you to the equivalent page of the new one. All internal links within the blog should work. Comments should work. Posting should work. Search should work. In theory, the comments system should keep track of your information from visit to visit if you want it to.
Things remaining to be done:
- Figure out the new feed URL, and ask the person who owns the LiveJournal syndication to switch to that URL.
- Finish creating list of categories; apply categories to entries; work out a good way to select a category archive.
- Improve the monthly-archive system, including providing a better way to display the list of months.
- Tweak the look and feel of the blog in various ways.
- See if I can get comment-searching working.
- Set up automatic pinging of Technorati et alia.
Btw, I was going to say the other day that I had received my first comment spam on the new blog, but it turns out I had actually received a couple dozen previous pieces of comment spam that MT had recognized as spam and thus not notified me about, just filed them in the comment-spam folder for me to look at when I got around to it. Yay! This alleviates one of my biggest concerns about MT comment spam—I had worried I would be deluged with email messages telling me about all the spam that had been posted.
(Oddly, comment spam on the journals that use my old system (mine, Mary Anne's, Vardibidian's, Dan's) has been at a very low volume for the past week or so—no more than one or two spam comments a day, down from dozens a day a couple weeks ago. I ain't complaining.)
One other thing while I'm thinking of it: I'm writing this in Ecto, a standalone blogging tool for OS X that interacts with MT nicely. I'm using the trial version, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to buy the full version soon, mainly for the convenience of being able to type Command+S to save a draft entry. MT also allows saving drafts—which is one of its coolest features as far as I'm concerned—but the keyboard shortcut makes me more likely to save regularly (and thereby reduce even further the likelihood of my losing an incomplete entry in a browser crash).
Okay, enough for now. More later, no doubt.