this is a blog

Movable Type is dead to me. I am also INCREDIBLY busy.

But, here is a re-birth. pure and white.

So, gentle readers, bear with me as I slowly re-shape this mess into CM.

Maybe I will take the opportunity to do some redesigning. Was never happy with the fonts. And now that WP is here: posts in Urdu! flickr! tags! google maps! my netflix list! my amazon wishlist! library thing! cricket scores! ice-cream sundaes! ok. let’s leave it at Urdu/Arabic/Persian posts, shall we?

If there are any must-have WP plugins, drop me a hint. All comments will be moderated until I get this off the gr0und.

Most importantly, my permalinks are hosed. I have to get those fixed first. Why does this have to happen NOW?

16 Replies to “this is a blog”

  1. jonathan: sorry, yes. the feeds need fixin’ too.

    MM: how about a new handle? and thanks for the syria update. the only thing saving them right now is that libby resigned – the non-cooperation meme, i predict, will continue.

  2. اتهمت الولايات المتحدة سوريا بعدم التعاون مع لجنة التحقيق الدولية في اغتيال الحريري فيما لوحت فرنسا بفرض عقوبات دولية عليها في حال عدم تعاونها. يأتي هذا التصعيد رغم وعود الرئيس السوري بشار الأسد بالتعاون مع التحقيق الدولي وذلك في خطاب هاجم فيه لبنان وأثار انقساما داخل الحكومة اللبنانية

  3. EGADS! I don’t get the tech talk so far but what I do know is that my eyes are hurting. This is way too disorienting a transformation. The old CM look will be sorely missed.

  4. If spam starts to wear you down, AuthImage might just save your life. I also use “Customisable Comment Listings” and “Customisable Post Listings” from here; but for all I know these might well be implemented in WP automatically these days! Good luck fashioning.

  5. I got here and was like where am I. Anyway, Urdu blogging, wow! That would be a nice addition to Urdu Planet.

  6. Rebecca, WP is really easy to install and use – but if you let it, it will steal vast swathes of your life. But you will have a pretty website. :)

    I recommend blogsome.com too. It has all of the basic WP features (but only limited plugins) without needing a host or to install anything at all.

  7. Rebecca: It’s not difficult at all Рbut when you are a diagnosed tinkerer like me…it is deadly. If you like, I can help you make the transition.

    Same for you, emullah. Check out blogsome.com. Free WordPress.

  8. Humm! I need to do some upgrade as well. Tell me about the possibilites. So far I was using blogspot for free.

  9. I dream about transferring to wordpress sometimes. Has it been difficult? Look forward to seeing what it looks like!

  10. افواە تو ەے، اردو بلاگنگ کے بارے ميں

  11. Dude. Nice look.

    اردو میں بلاگنگ! کیا یہ واقعی ممکن ہے؟

  12. I would never be without Spam Karma. (I gave to the man’s booze fund. That’s how much I love his plugin.)
    Other favourites: WP Short-stat, Miniblog, Gravatar. They should all be in the WP plugins database. They’re nearly always really quick and easy to install. Often you only need to transfer the file to the plugins folder and activate. With a few you need to do a little tweaking. (Look out for the ones that you can access directly in the WP admin interface.)

    http://www.wp-plugins.net/

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