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What with the current brouhaha over Movable Type‘s licensing and payment scheme for the version 3 software (what, you want a link? Feh, go Google it), all I can really say is, damn it’s sure handy to have written my own system. :)

I notice that a lot of people are seriously considering migrating to WordPress. That’s cool, it uses PHP and seems pretty solid.

Movable Type Rant

Great rant on Kuro5hin titled “Why your Movable Type blog must die“. Made me laugh. Worthy of Dennis Miller during his ranting heyday.

You are all pretentious twats

Every last one of you. You’re all latte-sipping, iMac-using, suburban-living tertiary-industry-working WASPs who offer absolutely no new insights on anything whatsoever apart from maybe one specialist field if we’re lucky. Most of you think that you’re writing original content and that you’re making a contribution by licensing your spewings under Creative Commons “Some Rights Reserved” licences, just because it’s the hip thing to do. You think you know all there is to say about blogging because you understand the concept of HTML and CSS, but the horrible truth is that 40% of you are all using the same shitty default layout. Then you take pictures of yourselves looking pensive or making vague allusions to mythology.

Of course, I can’t claim to be much better as a blogger than some of the caricature portraits in this rant, but at least I don’t use Movable Type. :)