I’m not having fun, and time is still flying…
On my return to work from vacation, we were playing lunch time poker. Being tired I was being generally serious in the start. Which sparked this conversation:
co-worker: “Adnan, you’re different now. How come you don’t laugh at our jokes anymore?”
me: “I understand them now”
blogging is for the weak
Checking in from Frankfurt on my way back to Toronto.
Nothing too exciting to report, except I was the only one in my line asked to remove my shoes and have them put through the scanner. That after I had been searched and gone past the metal detector.
I don’t know what you’re thinking and why you’d think otherwise.
I’m sure it’s widely known now that Uzer’s blog has been non-functional for the last few months (few is an understatement).
I believe it was an attempt at upgrading Movable Type that had caused the blog to go haywire.
In either case, at some point I promised Uzer that I would fix it up. But due to one thing after another I was unable to do so. That is, until today.
So Uzer, I apologize for the delay, but as some saying goes “better late than dead”.
After having played around a bit with Serendipity, I can’t say that I like it. But it will suffice for now.
Things that I noticed out of the bat:
- Doesn’t have a built in blogroll or sidebar link management feature.
- Not able to turn off trackbacks and keep comments on.
- Not able to edit html or the markup of the pages.
- Can’t run multiple blogs from the same admin interface.
Of course, this doesn’t mean it’s a bad blogging system. I like the simplicity and the anti-comment spam features.
It’s possible that some of what I listed above is available, but I just haven’t found out yet.
I got rid of my Movable Type blog a while ago (read: a year or so ago) because of the comment spam, and that I wanted to make my own blogging system.
I didn’t want to just start writing a few php scripts that happened to do the job, I wanted to build the blogging software on top of a frame work that I could also use to do other things.
It so happens that I got started on the framework just recently, this was delayed due to things like work and wasting time. But I decided to use a ready made blogging system.
This is “Serendipity” : http://www.s9y.org.
I feel rather awkward bringing the blog back, because no one visits this site anymore.
I’ll probably be keeping this blogging software until (read: if) I build my own. And I’ll probably continue to posts “Adnanisms” here as well.