The Definite Article is going through some changes.
I’ve upgraded to Movable Type 4.25, which will be noticed by hardly anybody except me.
I’ve also changed the templates of the blog to the 4.25 templates. I’m slowly porting across the other bits and pieces that helped make the site more than just another dull white blog with a dull green stripe at the top. This will take a bit of time, since I can only work on it at night, but it’ll get there.
I’ve changed the comment process so that you can, if you wish, log in to leave comments. You don’t have to, it’s completely optional, but it is a positioning change for future integration with Google Friends and Facebook, amongst others. I’ve got just about every open authentication system I could find - except Facebook - and have gotten them working. If you want to log in using your Google or AIM or Yahoo! or OpenID credentials, you can.
Facebook is taking longer because, basically, the way they implement their API is harder and I’m not really a coder. I don’t know if my web server has the JSON::XS perl module I need and the way Facebook is now implementing the Connect API has changed substantially since the documentation was written way back in December of last year.
At any rate, I’ll keep hacking crudely away at the Facebook problem, and the banner along the top, and the ads, and the map and the blogroll…