My Movable Type installation has been generating problems over time. That’s due mostly, I think, to the years of updates, along with moving and redirecting and splitting parts of things across directories. It finally got to a point yesterday where I couldn’t publish any new entries at all.
So I did what all good computer people do when faced with a big mess of our own making – I wiped the slate clean and started over.
I created a new MT 4.01 installation in a new directory, with a new database. I exported my old entries and imported them into the new blog, and reworked the template to my liking, making a few minor improvements along the way.
The next step is to blow away the old blog and redirect traffic to the new site (http://staff.washington.edu/oren/blog/). If you’re seeing this entry, then welcome to my new blog! Let me know if anything seems to be amiss.