Movable Type Recently Updated list

I have a recently updated key from my previous donation to Movable Type. My pings are still accepted by the Movable Type server and I appear on the recently updated list, even though I do not have a Personal Edition license. I am not sure how long it will last, but worth noting for everyone confused about Movable Type changes….

Movable Type 3.0D

I just upgraded my weblog to Movable Type 3.0 Developer Edition, also known as Movable Type Free. Limitations of the license: No support from Six Apart No access to paid installation service No access to fee-based services No promotion of your weblogs through the Recently Updated list No commercial usage No more than one author and three weblogs Sounds okay to me! Paid licenses start at $70 and includes “a guaranteed path to future versions.” If Movable Type does change, at least all the entries are on my own server, in MySQL, and I can move to a separate publishing…

AOL Journals update

AOL updated its AOL Journals service today. has a report. Members will be able to add to their journals by sending instant messages or text messages from a mobile phone. AOL claims over 33 million subscribers, but only 220,000 journal creations. 0.7% of all subscribers start a journal? Seems discouraging, but maybe AOL is not marketing the service well enough….

Wired Magazine : The (Evil) Genius of Comment Spammers

Steven Johnson writes in this month’s Wired Magazine about the battle over content spam in weblogs. “[S]pammers weren’t trying to win the attention of the bloggers or their readerships. They were trying to win the attention of Google, like the high school bully beating up the class nerd to impress the homecoming queen. The nerd feels violated, but the truth is that it isn’t really about him at all.”…