MT3 and Me

Well, well, well. I wasn’t especially looking forward to the release of Movable Type 3.0, because as everyone knows, I have the patience of an enraged bonobo when it comes to upgrading software fixing my website anything at all. Looks like I’m not the only enraged bonobo in the blogging jungle these days. It’s kind of cute, watching other people get so upset. When it’s me, not so cute. Other people: cute!

Granted, I don’t want to pay for this. I donated to Six Apart not too long ago because I’ve used Movable Type for so long and been sincerely pleased with it. But I see a lot of people complaining who are running 15 blogs with 50 authors, and wonder what’s so wrong about shelling out a little cash for licensing software in bulk applications.

Even though I am loathe to quote Heinlein: TANSTAAFL, folks. No new version for me, at least not until after the poo-flinging has ceased, and no migration to WordPress or the like, because I’m really, really tired of having to think about my website. No, this bonobo shall chill, and focus on filling 25 16″x12″x12″ boxes with all of her belongings. Everything else gets tossed out of the tree.

5 thoughts on “MT3 and Me

  1. 1ce whn rhondaar (qv) was hLpn me move she had to argU w/me ovr an
    XtNded .
    to convince me to thr0 out all teh ketchup packets I had sAvd frm Del
    Taco
    ovr cors of 2-3 yErz. (btw I am fEln all hax0rz 2dA, I dOnt know Y,
    this 2
    shal pass)
    also way back when i was in my early 20’s (I became a mystical
    quasi-neopagan, rather than a libertarian, alth0 i kno many are both) I
    used
    to collect memory trinkets (including in sum cases people’s hair) and
    stuffed them into this little amulet back I wore hanging around my neck
    down
    to my navel. a girl I was seeing said it was sad and reminded her of
    the
    way she wouldn’t give her lunch money to the cafeteria lady in
    kindergarten
    b/c it came from her mom and felt like a piece of her. eventually I
    did get
    rid of the bag, by burying it in an anthill during an extended acid
    trip/ritual when i decided 2 become a vegetarian. but this is all
    ancient
    history, and probably even the ants have recovered by now.

    🙂

    btw if yr gona quote Heinlein that’s a good place to start. u grok me?

  2. don’t bonobos (even enraged ones) primarily solve conflict through sex?

    good luck with the move, halsted, and if you have the time and the inclination, drop me a note…

  3. I totally agree with what you’re saying about free-ware, but I’ve never actually been able to bring myself to pay for it, and I don’t know why. I’ve told myself that this year will be the year I make software donations. I even thought about having a software donation drive to get everybody doing it. Maybe I will…

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