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Upgrade to Movable Type 3.0

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Well, my upgrade to Movable Type 3.0 went well. I’ve decided to stick with MT for now. I’m still considering Wordpress for my “big redesign” since it’s written in PHP, and therefore easier for me to hack at. We’ll see how it all actually turns out though.

For the time being, I’m still accepting all comments from everyone. However, provided that I’m still using MT a few months from now, I’m planning on requiring a TypeKey account for unmoderated comments. Users without a TypeKey account (a few months from now, mind you) will still be able to post comments, but I will moderate them before they actually get displayed on my site.

At the same time, I’m questioning the need for this. Since I released Blocker 1.2, I haven’t had any automated comment spam attacks. So far, I have excellently behaved commentors, so I may very well not require comment registration at all.

Anyways, welcome to my MT3-powered personal site.

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.