Upgraded MT to 3.12

I was a brave girl and upgraded my blog software. It didn’t overwrite my old templates and I am grateful. Still, there is plenty of tweaking to do in order to take advantage of new features.
One is the comments. I’ve enabled comment approval for the time being. And I’ve also enabled Typekey, MT’s registered comment system. All you need to do, presumably, is register with Typekey, then you’ll be able to post sans approval on my blog, and any others using MT 3.x.
But I’m not sure how that works yet. But the new system already has one hand entered spam in my holding tank, so I’m already grateful! Woo.
Also, LJcrosspost seems to work as long as you use the old static archives, as opposed to the new fangled php served pages. So, this is happy making.
Please report any anomalies you run across. I’ll be fixing/putzing over the next week to get this tweaked properly.
Thanks to all!

MT 3.1

anyone out there upgraded to Movable Type 3.1?
I have a feeling it is going to break everything. And that ljcrosspost might not work.
How’s the comment control? Does it control spam? Blacklist is the suck. My brother has been flooded with 238473865 time more spam since he installed Blacklist. It was a huge mistake.
We are desperate. But we are also busy and are concerned about having to rebuild both blogs FROM SCRATCH.
Help me.

I so relate

From someone who quit smoking a few years ago, this is so RIGHT THERE.
Jeffrey Zeldman is every designer’s god and guru. We love him like we love the memory of a favorite stuffed animal from when we were very small. I’m totally serious.
You’re right Mr. Zeldman, this stone too will pass. Trust me. I’m a designer.
And speaking of designing. All this work I’ve been doing has energized me to think ONCE AGAIN about my own websites. Alas. Sigh. Alas and sigh.
We would like to do something with the myriad of sites we have created. But we are daunted and creatively stuck.
I don’t think I would re-do everything, but certainly creating a front end, and doing some architecture magic on the back end would give the illusion of something a bit more cohesive.
We want to be seen as a whole, creative person. Instead of “I thought an army created these sites! You can’t all be the same person? What a freak! Have you been taking your pschytso meds?”

Hang on!

I’m redesigning the site. Which was, as usual, only supposed to be temporary when I put it up a year ago. Sigh.
It’s good now, though! Putting the galleries back up, be patient if something is missing. If it is missing for more than a few days, please feel free to leave me comments. Oh, leave comments anyway, they’re friendly.