Tired but Almost There
After six weeks of work and documentation, my project group is almost ready to launch our Ireland Mobile Documentation webiste. Almost. Check this space soon for the URL.
We have been working non-stop for weeks trying to get a working system of Nokia mobile phones with Vodafone.ie mobile service with Movable Type weblog. Unfortunately, there have been a few set backs but we are marching on.
I am still a bit jet lagged from my trip to California and BlogHer '06 last week, on top of going out and about Ireland to take photos and videos as well as struggling with MT plugins and css. I love the Movable Type development community, but the plugin documentation is sparse and spotty, or for folks who are programmers and not designers/installers, only to add ontop of a new release of MT 3.3, thus trouble for plugin compatibility with the installation. Let's not even talk about the 1543 lines of frustrating css, I have been keeping quiet for a year about the 3.2/3.3 css, but I hate it. Hello, KISS folks, KISS. Not the rock band, but Keep it Simple...
Why not use WordPress? Free, good community, almost plug and play... Well, I have a whole draft post waiting to be finished on why WordPress needs to be severely spanked and not in a pleasurable way, either. Let's just say, if you by accident delete the database running MT, you still have the static html archive files and posts. All of them. If you delete WordPress, you are FUCKED UNTO THE LORD... (thanks, Annie for the expression)... It is ALL GONE. All of it. Every single little bit. F*^king php.
Note to self, do not delete databases when very tired, hungry and jet lagged. Just say no.
Further note to self, do not ever use WordPress again until there is a back up of all php pages and database as well as an export of all posts function. 'Nuff said.
I got off the plane last Thursday, rented a car, and then headed off to the hinterlands with Simon (Sat.), Denise (Sun.), and Eoin (Mon.). Due to Vodafone's server being down most of the weekend, I was unable to moblog most of what I saw and explored. But I had a grand time and got to see at least a quarter of Ireland in 3 days, 761 miles, and over 1,000 kilometers.
I am now exhausted and want to go to bed. So, I shall. Tomorrow, hopefully we will have the final piece of the development/programming puzzle solved and I will have a link for you all to see 6 weeks worth of photos and videos of Ireland.