I’m going to indulge in a little unnecessary self-pity for a moment. I miss my computer. My new processor will arrive on Tuesday according to UPS and it can’t happen a moment too soon for my tastes. It’s not that I don’t have access to other machines (obviously) as I have my laptop as well as the Linux box I set up and then there’s Anne’s and Courtney’s PCs, but none of them are my baby. Most of my tools and my games are on my primary box. Not that there’s a whole lot game-wise I have a huge interest in playing right now with the exception of the City of Heroes beta that will end right about the same time I get my PC back up and running. I’m still annoyed at my own clumsiness over the whole thing, but you live and you learn.
Still, my laptop has helped to alleviate some of the symptoms to a degree. I’ve been able to continue to work on getting the new version of MovableType up and running properly and I’ve dismantled the Alpha test installation so I could re-install Drupal to play around with for a bit. I’m still considering possibly switching SEB from MT to Drupal if I can get a handle on how to do things with it mainly because it already does some of the things I mentioned the other day as hoping to see in MT3. Threaded comments, an integrated user registration system, and the ability to track all the new content since your last visit. It’s the closest thing to a cross between a full-blown CMS system and a blogging package, though it’s not without its faults. A rather complex template system for one thing. Seeing as part of the reason I’m thinking of switching is to add some features that would be of benefit to my regulars I’d love to hear what some of you folks think of Drupal. You can check out my test install here.
Hmmm, seems I went from whining about my PC being dead to talking about what I’m trying out in the way of new blogging packages. Nothing like a little distraction to make one forget their troubles.