My Blog Crush(es)

I’ll save celebrity crushes for another day (hint: the lead in CSI) but today it’s all about blog crushes.

I have three blog crushes. These are blogs I check out regularly, mostly daily, sometimes twice, even three times a day.

The Movie Blog has a great articles on movies that are out, movies that are in the works and movies that will soon hit theatres. There are also podcasts and video editions which are fun and informative.

Blog Herald is the place to go if you want to be kept up-to-date on the latest blogging news. Plus Duncan’s analysis of blogging trends are spot on.

ProBlogger is another daily read. Darren has a TON of fantastic articles for the beginning blogger, the jaded blogger and all types of bloggers in between. With his unique perspective on blogging this blog is a great read.

These three blogs are at the top of my “To-Read” lists because they’re informative and the personality of each author shines through.

I Harth Darth

This wonderful, tongue-in-cheek comic on the Star Wars universe, I Harth Darth

He likes walks on the beach, iTunes, taking care of his children and the dark side of the force. That’s why we heart Darth


Testing MovableType 3.2

I’ve installed MovableType 3.2 Beta5 which we’ll be using for some upcoming projects and so far it’s been interesting.

Installation and upgrading is a breeze. You can literally just upload the zip file, extract the contents, enter your configuration and run the installation.

MT3.2 automatically detects whether there is a new installation or an upgrade and there’s a progress window for you to see how the installation/upgrade is going.

From the organization point of view, MT3.2 has grown in leaps and bounds from MT3.17.

The system overview lets you keep track of all posts in all your blogs. It’s much easier to set up author accounts and create new weblogs.

Like Pia was saying, “it feels better”. And I agree with her.

Configuring archives are much more easier. A sample archiving link options are given for each archiving type. Also no more having to use plugins if you want to have archive links use “-” instead of “_”.

I also like how assigning categories to entries have been simplified. Before you had to set the primary category and after saving your entry go back and assign additional categories and then save the entry again.

Now you just check off which categories you want to assign your entry to and then save!

Even better is that sub-category names can be duplicated under different parent categories.

I still haven’t finished taking a look at all the additional changes and new features but I like what I’m seeing so far.

I’ve just found out via Problogger that SixApart will be allowing free users to have unlimited blogs.

I guess licensing will focus more on the number of users vs the number of blogs.

Currently Hearing Plugin Problems

After upgrading my Winamp 5 installation, the Currently Hearing plugin just stopped working.

I checked the plugin folder and found that the song.txt was not being ftp’d to my server.

The reason for this is path to the remote directory was giving an error. I fixed it by supplying a Full path e.g. /home/username/public_html/folder/ instead of /public_html/folder/