## October 13, 2002

### In the Beginning

Everyone and his uncle seems to be doing it, so why shouldn’t I? I’ve just installed Movable Type and have joined the legions keeping a weblog.

So far, I am unimpressed by the security architecture of the whole thing. Everything seems to be sent as cleartext over the network. And the setup instructions actually assert that using cgiwrap or suexec made the whole operation more secure, rather than less.

That’s so funny, I could cry.

Anyway, most of the setup/configuration takes place through a cluttered, but not completely incomprehensible web interface. I’m eager to try out BlogApp, at least for posting/editing the weblog entries.

Unfortunately, that will have to wait until I can upgrade my iBook to Jaguar. Which, in turn, will have to wait until those (ahem!) nice folks at P&L Systems update their spreadsheet, Mesa.app to work with Jaguar.

Posted by distler at October 13, 2002 3:54 PM

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