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One of the reasons I didn’t enable comments on this blog for so long was that I didn’t want to deal with comment spam. I’m happy to say that so far, Akismet has done quite well and blocked all comment spam.

Dang, I suppose I just threw down the gauntlet, didn’t I?


Switched to WordPress

I finally got around to switching to WordPress. Two motivating factors:

  • I had been using a seriously outdated version of Movable Type. It was high time to move on, partly because I didn’t trust it anymore, especially if I wanted to enable comments. Not that Movable Type can’t be trusted with comments; I just didn’t feel confident in a really old MT.
  • It was about damn time that I enabled comments. In the five years I’ve been blogging here, I haven’t had comments running. At first it was because I just didn’t want to feel obliged to stay on top of the conversation, then it was because I didn’t want to deal with comment spam. The last year or so, though, I’ve just been too lazy to make the switch. My head has been elsewhere.
  • Make that three factors: freedom zero. Yes, Six Apart learned from that fiasco and updated and clarified their licensing, but in the end open source matters.

The feed hasn’t moved but everything may look new. Sorry about that. Old links should still work, please let me know if they don’t. In the meantime, I’ll be cleaning up small things like making new links work better, adding contact information using hCard over there in the sidebar, locking down a few things that could probably still use locking down, and generally getting comfortable in the WordPress world.