Movable Type 3.0D

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sixthseal.com is now running on MT 3.0. I love the comments
interface, it can list ALL the comments in a descending order. I
already anticipate this will be my favorite feature in this release. I
have waited for this day for so long…the day, the glorious day, when
I can mass delete those spambot comments in seconds! I shall finally be
faster than a bot! ;)

Anyway, I was torn over MT or WordPress, coz MT with it’s Perl and
CGI bloat, really stresses my server while I rebuild the database. I
installed WP 1.2 and was mighty impressed by it, the easy set up
(imported my MT export file within minutes, faster than even MT can
import!). It can be easily set up within seconds and I like the PHP
type UI – reminded me of the stuff I used to write for the uni last
time. Heh.

It was really fast too, I know that MT rebuilds make a huge spike in
CPU utilization but surprisingly, extreme administrative stuff – I was
continuously right clicking Delete links and opening it in a new window
to see how fast it can delete, and even after 115 windows popped up,
all of them deleted fine, as PHP commands issued should. It’s just a
quick right click, close on each docked window, and there you go.

I went into my box via SSH and ran top in shell (no I wasn’t trying
to be smart, and not use WHM, I was already in there to do some dig
soa’s) and was surprised at the vast different between MT rebuilds
(heavy CPU and memory usage) and WP admin stuff (very, very low).

The only thing stopping me from installing WP is due to the
unfortunate “single php file with templates” design. You can opt to
have each post named according to the title of the post, but it’s
generated dynamically – there are no flat files, it usually ends with
something like this:

/archives/this-is-wordpress-posting/

The problem with this would be apparent if you go to WP blogs and
I’ve been to many before deciding that I’ll better stick with MT. The
WP system doesn’t pass PageRank down to the individual pages, except in
unusual circumstances.

Anyway, I’ll be adding the rest of the sidebar soon and do some general redesign of the blog later today.

Wow, is this a boring post or what? ;)

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