Thursday, October 11


This Always Happens

I'm off to Melbourne for a few days to visit my nephews.  And their parents too, I suppose.

Today it was 30C in Sydney.
Tomorrow it will be 15C in Melbourne.

Maybe I'll pack a long-sleeved shirt after all.

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Hi Pixy,

I am a novice computer user. I have recently been given control of our not for profit organisations weblog. I noticed that your weblog is in the same format (MT). I haven't had anything to do with webloging but have been researching it. I was wondering if you had any useful links or hints to help to be able to update the weblog. I have installed a FTP onto my computer and was wondering what other software I would require to update? Any help would be appreciated. I am almost st the stage at paying for advice, but wanted a bit of background before doing this.


Thank you in advance.

Posted by: Troy at Thursday, October 11 2007 09:28 PM (n3M94)


Blogs here are created and updated online, using only a web browser. FTP isn't supported and isn't necessary.

Mee.Nu doesn't run Movable Type. It runs a package called Minx which Pixy himself is developing commercially. It's quite mature and reliable now, but development is ongoing. Minx differs from Movable Type in a number of critical ways.

Minx is going to be competing with Movable Type in the marketplace. Asking Pixy for advice on how to use MT is like going to a Ford design engineer and asking advice on what Toyota you should buy and how you should take care of it. He might know, but it's not very polite.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Thursday, October 11 2007 10:48 PM (+rSRq)

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Hi Troy.  As Steven mentioned, I don't use Movable Type any more and have little experience with the latest versions.

You don't actually need FTP to maintain a Movable Type site, though it is convenient if you want to upload a large number of images.  If you do a lot of editing on your posts, there are applications like W.Bloggar which give you a desktop editor that connects to MT for you.

But if MT is installed and working, there isn't anything you have to have on your own computer to use it - other than a browser, of course!

The best place to ask questions would be at Six Apart's own forums.  (Six Apart is the company that makes Movable Type.)  Lots of experienced and helpful people there.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, October 11 2007 11:41 PM (PiXy!)

4 "Maybe I'll pack a long-sleeved shirt after all."

Good idea.  That's the kind of thing that always happens to me when I travel.  The 2 times I've been to Florida - the temps were cold the entire time I was there, but had been beautifully warm on the weeks before and after my trips. 

Travel is a no win situation when it comes to weather. *grin*

Posted by: Teresa at Friday, October 12 2007 03:36 AM (rVIv9)

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