Markdown is a great plain text format for a lot of applications and is often used to convert to HTML (for example on my WordPress blog here). There are also some good use cases for the opposite: converting from HTML into Markdown. I recently had such a case to convert some older blog posts from … Continue reading Converting HTML to Markdown using Pandoc
Welcome to my small corner of the Internet! I’ve been blogging here on cantoni.org since July 1999, originally as one of the early beta testers of CityDesk, then starting in 2002 with several versions of MovableType. Finally in early 2014 I switched to WordPress. I don’t post too often, so one side effect is that … Continue reading About
After about 11.5 years running Movable Type, I’m switching this site over to WordPress. I’ll post some more details after the move is complete…
It’s been a while since my notes about local development copies of Movable Type and WordPress on XAMPP – a local LAMP stack that runs on Windows. I’m still using both blogging platforms and wanted to update the steps now that I’m doing most of my work on a Mac laptop. The steps aren’t too difficult, but there are lots of details to get right. Read on to see a detailed walk through for the installation of a local copy of Movable Type 5.2 on Mac OS X.
As part of my Movable Type 4.1 upgrade project, I noticed that depending on my template settings, republishing the whole site would get extremely slow. Movable Type sometimes catches flak for this because it’s designed to serve static pages, so the "build" time tends to be a bit slower. (A good tradeoff in my opinion.) … Continue reading Movable Type Archive Widget Performance