I can’t remember what movie it was on, but it was one of those sci-fi futuristic type movies where a person could plug into a machine and they could instantly learn years worth of knowledge on a certain subject. I wish I had one of those machines. I love having my blog on Moveable Type, but there is so much to learn about it. My knowledge of web design is pretty much limited to html and css. I don’t know much of anything about perl, php, java, or any other scripting languages. This has become a bit of a problem. Moveable Type and other blogging programs run on scripts.
I can install and use MT just fine. I love the way it works. Where I run into problems is when MT doesn’t do what it is supposed to. I’m very limited in the troubleshooting that I can do myself and when you are using the free personal edition, you don’t have access to much support other than the forums. I have run into problems twice now.
The first problem came with an install to my family website. I was attempting to install MT and then to migrate my WordPress blog to MT. As far as I can tell, the install was done correctly but when I try to run the program I keep getting a 500 internal server error. I have checked everything that is mentioned in the MT Knowledge Base, but still cannot get it to run. I put a post in the forums and have not had any replies. I’m getting a bit frustrated about it.
Then this morning, I installed a plug-in that I could not get to work. Somehow, after messing around with it for quite some time I did something that fixed it, although it was by mistake and I’m still not quite sure what I did.
I really wish that I had the time to learn more about all of this stuff. I have a feeling my limited knowledge will soon be completely outdated and I don’t have the time or energy to keep myself up to date.