After many years using an ancient GPL version of MovableType (4.32, the last to support PostgreSQL. I have aversion to MySQL) I’ve gone to a new static site generator - Hugo. I’ve previously looked at Jekyll but the complexity of migrating my MovableType content over was just too much. Finally I got sick of paying for a server that gets no use and moved my blog to S3 storage and had to do something.

Since this was very hard to google I think it needs more links. I’ve just set up Movable Type 4.3 to use fastcgi under lighttpd. I use lighttpd because it’s (normally) easier than apache, and my VPS doesn’t have any swap - apache is heavyweight in the RAM department. However, I do have RAM to spare, so caching the perl seems smart, especially with CPU that’s probably overcommitted. It turns out you need MT-Dispatch to get it running.

TypeKit is live!

I’ve long been a supporter of getting font embedding working on the web - I’m tired of seeing Arial and Verdana everywhere. They’re pretty screen fonts, but variety is the spice of life I’m told. But today TypeKit is out of testing, ready for general consumption! This site is using typekit right now, you can see the fonts in any modern browser.

Welcome to my new blog powered by Movable Type. This is the first post on my blog and was created for me automatically when I finished the installation process. But that is ok, because I will soon be creating posts of my own! read


Super bio with markdown support COOL

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