I’m sure everyone already knows this, but if your web-pages are served with healthy dollop of PHP, the absolute first thing you should change once you get into your Movable Type setup is to change your main index output file from “index.html” to “index.php”. I don’t know exactly what this does to Apache, aside from making it smartly parse PHP tags. – I hope that it doesn’t dim the lights in Shaver’s colo or anything, ’cause my ass is about half a stupid question away from an rmluser ejector seat on that front – but throwing a few php-readfile tags in there lets you separate a chunk of your site-admin away from the web interface to the console, and anything that gets me away from web interfaces is OK by me.
The judicious application of PHP-readfile tags and some server-side applications is responsible for that quote rotator at the top of the front page and the bit over to the left. The ongoign rotation of glib superficiality is simple – it’s just a symlink to my sigmonster-rotated .signature file, sensibly encased in a table, partly to preserve freshness and partly because stylesheets ain’t, strictly speaking, everything to which they are referring. The rest of it, being collections of HTML fragments in static files, is even simpler.
Alex has fancified his web page with some sort of weblogging software, though you’ll have to scroll way down to see it. I encourage all of you to head over there and make derogatory comments until it stops looking like a box of mints. Hi, Alex!
Apropos of nothing, follow the bouncing ball:
Jesus, that still works. Christ. Wake me up when we get to the future.