Posts about "Movable Type"

Links for 10 March 2010

Published on 10 March 2010 in , , , , , , , , , , ,

In the BBC Radio 6music news…. Spare 6 Music for us indie dads – The Guardian "The BBC says it has to show that the era of expansion is over. But closing 6 Music is hardly going to stop Sky and ITV from complaining." James Purnell MP, former Culture Secretary and (soon to be former) MP for Stalybridge and Hyde (up the Tameside Massive!) wades in to the debate. An open letter to BBC Director General Mark Thompson from MW editor Paul Williams – Music Week "Although we would agree the commercial sector is not in the fortunate position to finance a station like 6 in the way the BBC can do presently, it is also true the musical make-up of 6, in championing a range of acts that at least initially do not have mass-market appeal, does not make such a station commercially attractive to launch. But that is why we have public service broadcasting and why only the BBC can make a station like 6 properly work." Music Week wades in. Some Thoughts On The Demise Of BBC 6 Music – Carnival Saloon "The BBC are unwilling to try to increase 6 Music's reach because they believe commercial... View Article

Turn your cache back on

Published on 24 March 2008 in , ,

For some time, I've been wondering why Movable Type has been, well frankly, so slow on my home PC. And specifically my Linux PC. It's been an insane situation where trying to add one entry could take five minutes.

Bespoke vs Off-the-shelf – watching the BBC blogs comment problems

Published on 26 February 2008 in , , , , , ,

Blogs for me are a great way for the BBC to communicate with the people who use, and pay for, its services and it's great that they've been a success. Indeed, probably too much of a success if the continuing comment problems are anything to go by. The problems in trying to put up a single comment are, frankly, terrible. Timeouts... Server problems... You're not even sure if your comment has even got through to the server backend half the time.

Comments now back – and the battle to get SpamFirewall running

Published on 16 February 2008 in , , , ,

Well you're a right bunch of miserable people. Not one email to keep me company whilst the comments were down! Tsk! What do you think you're playing at? Call yourself blog readers... Anyway, they're back up now following some intensive hunting to find the cause of spam comments somehow making it on the site, despite all comments being pre-moderated.

Comment Spam

Published on 5 February 2008 in , , , ,

I confess to being mildly concerned when I logged into Movable Type just now and found a great big whopping piece of comment spam had somehow managed to get itself onto an article yesterday.

No more free CustomFields for Movable Type users.

Published on 24 January 2008 in ,

Oh poop. It appears that, with the release of Movable Type 4.1, one of the most useful plugins I've ever found for Movable Type - CustomFields - has become part of the MT "Professional Pack", which means buying a licence then. Especially annoying given in its pre-Six Apart ownership, it was essentially donation-ware for personal users.