Movable Type's First Anniversary

Happy Birthday, MT

Congratulations to Ben and Mena on Movable Type‘s one year anniversary and the release of MT 2.5. Amazing that they’ve gone in one year from launching a product to having more features than any of their competitors, all from just two people’s work.

Update: My favorite new feature in Movable Type 2.5? It’s gotta be the must-have new addition, "Attributes hash ref is now localized before being passed in template tag handlers, which means they can modify the list of attributes in a localized scope."

Wow! What the hell does that even mean? Sometimes the non-technical readers of my site will tell me they just come by for the random ha-ha shit that I write about bendy straws or taking a shower or whatever, and that they skip the tech stuff. I always protest, "it’s not that technical!"

But now I know how they feel. I am pretty much at a loss in trying to define any word except the prepositions. Maybe it’s like some secret Al Quaeda terrorist cell message being passed through the Change Log. Or a test to see if you’re reading down the page that far. It seems like the application shares the charming quirks of its creators, amusing even when it’s inscrutable.