More tinkering at Detail. This redrawing of two old galleries includes all of their photos and several new ones taken in June last year in the quarry at Portpatrick, the old port for ferries to Northern Ireland.
After a few years of dragging my heels, I finally bit the bullet and upgraded Movable Type yesterday— from 3.16 to 4.31, skipping several generations of the software that have come in between. It was either that or switch to WordPress, and I thought I’d give MT one more try to see what the new one can do. It was a surprisingly painless process, but hunting around for instructions on the interim steps took a while—most people have long since left MT3.x behind. I thought I’d post what I found here, in case anyone else is still looking to do the same.
This site turned ten last Thursday. Others would have held a party or something, but I’m too cool for that. Or, no, not cool... forgetful, that’s it.
Other things that turn ten this year: The Matrix, Being John Malkovich, Fight Club, Election, Three Kings, the South Park movie, the Chemical Brothers’ Surrender, Muse’s Showbiz, Beck’s Midnite Vultures, Matthew Sweet’s In Reverse, Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, Futurama, and of course MetaFilter.
Extended grappling with code to get that new sidebar working ate up another evening, and I’m still not done: there would be Facebook status updates there as well, if only I could get their bizarre and obscure RSS feeds to display on an ordinary webpage using PHP. There are some handy PHP scripts around, but they all seem to be based on the same core code, which doesn’t work on my server (possibly missing a plugin). I can slurp my blog and Twitter feeds into Facebook easily enough, but that would be wrong. Facebook is the sideshow! This is the main stage! [Jumps up and down, waving at crowd from behind.]