We just switched the main servers available for faculty and staff accounts from AIX to Linux, so I spent most of the afternoon re-installing MySQL binaries. That went OK, after a few moments of panic when I installed an old version of my data from March (sorry if that messed up your RSS readers for this feed!).
Not that the MySQL upgrade is done, I notice that MT-Blacklist, my comment and trackback spam manager for this blog, isn’t working any longer. I’m not too worried about comment spam, as comments need to be authenticated with TypePad IDs, but I get a constant flow of trackback spam. It’s only a few a day, so I can certainly handle it manually for a short period of time, but that’s sort of a pain.
I’m on Movable Type 3.14. I notice that 3.2 has the anti-spam features built into the core product, but MT 4 is supposed to be out soon – It’s supposedly in its final beta release now.
So, should I:
– Install MT 3.2 now and worry about 3.4 later?
– Install the 3.4 beta now and hope it’s stable enough to not blow my blog away?
– Just live with what I’ve got now until 3.4 comes out in a production release?
Decisions, decisions – all opinions welcome here!