August 5, 2011

OK so for the first two years I used to update this site "by hand" without the benefit of a blogging platform, then I switched to Blogger, then I finally got around to adding all those original posts from the first two years into Blogger so they'd all be together, which was kind of annoying. Then Blogger dropped support for publishing via FTP, and I switched to using Movable Type and I figured I wouldn't bother importing all the old posts from Blogger, partially because I didn't feel the need to since they're already here on my site and I figured it was best to leave them be and preserve the permalinks, but mostly because I couldn't figure out how to.

But then last week I was thinking about it and how neat it would be to change the layout for all my posts on the fly and maybe add categories and stuff. I found this thing by Mike Duffy, and it worked perfectly and I didn't have to do anything. Hooray!

The thing I can't figure out is how to make Movable Type spit out a list of post titles (yes, these have titles! You can see 'em if you subscribe to the rss feed!) with links; since I do monthly archives instead of individual post pages, it'll only give me links to the months. So unless some kind soul points me in the right direction I'll have to manually re-linkify all the pre-2010 posts in the archive. Which I don't really mind, I just want to be assured I'm not doing things the stupid way if there's an easier way right there.