Die Movable Type 3.3 Die
Gaaaaah. I’m officially giving up on upgrading to Movable Type 3.3 because no matter what I do, I cannot convince the new install that there is, in fact, a bootstrap.pm right where any idiot can see it, and I am not nearly technically accomplished enough to fiddle with the scripts to make it work. Perhaps one day some geek will take pity on me and do this thing I’m clearly too lame to do, but until then you’re all stuck with lousy Movable Type 3.2, and I’m left to mutter about how this is a conspiracy on the part of Six Apart to try to get me to move to TypePad or something. It’s not going to work, Six Apart! I laugh at your one gig of disk space and 10 gigs of bandwidth! I’ve got 150 gigs of Web space, and 1.5 friggin’ terabytes of bandwidth. Ha! I say. Ha! I don’t need your lame, annoying, delicious, shiny upgrade anyway.
Stupid Movable Type 3.3.
Interestingly, as I was running the Perl script checker for, oh, the 13,000th time today, I noticed that my host is now offering WordPress for its users; all you have to do is fill in a couple of lines on a form, pick a template and bam: You’ve got blog. See? Don’t bookmark that, by the way, since I don’t intend to keep it — or, at least, don’t intend to keep that particular set-up, because the templates my host provides aren’t very flexible. You can’t put in your own designs or anything. Also, I can’t find the database that goes with the blog, and I find that, well, disheartening. But it’s interesting that blog software comes standard now.
In any event, I’ve wasted too much time trying to update the site. I’ll save any other major projects for after I’m done with The Last Colony. And that will give me time to plot my revenge against Movable Type 3.3. Oh, yes. Vengeance will be mine.