The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

16 May 2004

Where's that Lomotil plug-in?

McGehee's comments are broken, owing to a UCV* issue with Movable Type 3.0.

Greg Hlatky would deem this a boon:

[T]his poor little blog has not had and will not have comments available. How shall I put it? It's like inviting a bunch of strangers into your house and having them raid your refrigerator. Is my bandwidth to be consumed by every passing stranger who has diarrhea of the keyboard (to use my lovely bride's felicitous phrase)? Just look at some of the nut-cases and obsessive commenters on other blogs and you may understand, while still not approve, my stance.

Not to mention the people who want to sell you low-cost, misspelled drugs.

*Unprecedentedly Crappy Version

Posted at 8:21 PM to Blogorrhea


In the end, this whole thing looks likely to save me some money. I've been happy with my present host, but I'm not going to pay $20 a month for SQL support (necessary to blog on any platform except GoogleBlogger and BerkeleyDB-ish Movable Type) when I can get it elsewhere for less than I'm paying now.

And some of my MT3-related posts are mirrored on Blogspot where comments do work...

Posted by: McGehee at 8:43 PM on 16 May 2004

Actually, I have just found Pivot, which is written in php, but unlike other blogging software doesn't make you set up a mysql database. I've been testing it, and it's been working okay so far. I don't know how stable it is though; it's of course still in development. Then again, Blow- I mean, Blogspot does seem to have undergone some improvements.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 9:09 PM on 16 May 2004

I should have said, "unlike other blogging software done in php..."

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 9:10 PM on 16 May 2004

I'm impressed that Pivot doesn't require SQL.

Myself, I'm still running MT 2.64; the database is getting a tad unwieldy, and everyone knows about slow rebuild times, but I'm loath to junk this just yet.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:33 PM on 16 May 2004

Yeah, 2.64 for me, too.

Posted by: Patterico at 9:56 PM on 16 May 2004