Six Apart Says “Hi”

Anil Dash Version 2.0

Yesterday I went to the Six Apart conference on business blogging, and while I didn’t learn new blogging tricks – I am a blogging expert of sorts – I did learn new and more efficient ways to promote blogging.

I even had an amazing amount of face time with Marissa Levinson to bitch about Moveable Type, Six Apart’s flagship product.

While enjoying the complimentary quality liquor open bar, told her that while I am a massive MT fan – all my personal blogs and even Metroblogging DC run on MT – I didn’t see any Six Apart love for it recently.

Amazingly, Marissa agreed. MT wasn’t the recent focus of Six Apart, but says it will be again – now. And she asked me for my top MT improvement recommendations. Being a blogger, you know what’s gonna happen next: My Movable Type Re-Mastery Recommendations.

I only wish Anil Dash was there to hear my rant. The slacker Chief Evangelist claimed a debilitating stomach bug and stayed in San Francisco.

5 Comments so far

  1. Doug (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 6:28 pm

    Performance. While I understand this might be specific to Metblogs, it shouldn’t take several minutes to post an article (and nearly as long to post a comment). Yes, I realize that pinging Technorati, etc. is part of the delay, but I’m referring to the first step. In part this may be due to the antiquated Perl/CGI model (which I dropped in favor of mod_php years ago). Yes, I have used mod_perl and FastCGI.

    And pardon my geekiness. ;-)

  2. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 6:49 pm

    Something I like about B2Evolution, not that I like a lot about it, is that when you make a post, it tells you what’s going on, so the wait doesn’t seem so long. At least you know it is doing something, pinging everything, etc.

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 10:39 pm

    Performance is absolutely an issue, Doug, and it needs to get fixed. Groups like us, like the Gothamist group, stretch MT further than it really can handle, and that’s unfortunate. I’d like to see them really work on tuning it into a good enterprise application that can handle things like this.

  4. Anil (unregistered) on October 20th, 2006 @ 10:58 pm

    We’re definitely working on improving performance in enterprise-scale deployments (this week’s release of MT Enterprise 1.5 is the first step in that direction) but I put up some more detailed responses on your other post.

    And believe me, I’d *much* rather have been in D.C. than dealing with that stomach flu — it was looking like The Exorcist around here! ;)

  5. Doug (unregistered) on October 21st, 2006 @ 8:52 am

    Wow, an Anil Dash comment on DC Metblogs. Our geek rating just jumped up a few notches. And he even mentions The Exorcist, how coincidental (or maybe not).

    Anyway, glad to know the Six Apart team is aware of and working on this issue. Thanks.

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