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The “importing” function in MovableType 2.63 is an absolute joke. It won’t import HTML, for crying out loud. All of the existing links in my 160+ blog entries are all gone, kapoof, history. Disgusting. I can’t believe they’d even try to pass that off as an importing program. (And don’t even get me started about the two hours it just took me to get the importing function to even get this far.)

Anyway, I’m happy now that I’ve got MT up and running. The blog entry/editing back end is great, has lots of nice tools, and makes life easier for me. You can now leave comments here, leave trackbacks, and more. It was worth the half-day I’ve spent so far.

I still have to take care of bringing over the old images (no, the importing doesn’t do that either) and testing the RSS and trackback functions, but we’re getting pretty close to being in business.

In unrelated personal news, I’m on vacation this week, and we’re heading up to Michigan to hang out with Dad & Caryl. Erika hasn’t been up to MI during the summer, and I know she’ll enjoy the mild weather.

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  1. Man… I’ve been watching your feed and haven’t seen anything in days. I thought you had disappeared. Are you running this on Windows or Linux?

  2. I’m running it under Windows with a MySQL back end, which was a royal pain in the rear to set up. I still don’t have a lot of it working quite right yet (for example, it’s not notifying me when comments get left here), but I’m definitely impressed with it. It’s got a lot of potential.

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