“Movable Type Since 2004” and other links…
codinghorror.com: “In retrospect, my choice of Movable Type was a fortunate one. Although I also use and appreciate WordPress, it’s a bit of a CPU hog. Given the viral highs and lows of my blogging career, there’s no way this modest little server could have survived the onslaught of growth with WordPress. It would have been inexorably crushed under the weight of all those pageviews… What’s Movable Type’s performance secret? For the longest time—almost 5 years—I used the version I started with, 2.66. That version of Movable Type writes each new blog entry out to disk as a single, static HTML file. In fact, every blog entry you see here is a physical HTML file, served up by IIS just like it would serve up any other HTML file sitting in a folder. It’s lightning fast, and serving up hundreds of thousands of pageviews is no sweat. The one dynamic feature of the page, comments, are handled via a postback CGI which writes the page back to disk as each new comment is added.”
OpenGoo: An Open Source Web Office
Lisa Hoover: “OpenGoo is free and open source server-side software with a collection of apps that are perfect for small businesses. It includes a word processor, task lists, calendaring, an address book, and an email client. A hosted option is also available for various monthly fees, depending on your storage needs and number of users. …I took a demo of OpenGoo for a test spin and it performed really well. I made lists of tasks, complete with nested sub-tasks, then easily assigned them to my imaginary friends. Documents were easy to create and edit, and even included a revision tracker. I used the timesheet feature to track time spent on various projects I made up and then used it to generate various custom reports. The email portion of the suite is still in beta, but looks like it will be very useful once it sees its first release.” This news comes to me via Tiffany B. Brown.
“Google Taketh Away”
I, Cringely: “It is important to remember that Flash video was not a significant competitor until it was embraced by the pre-Google YouTube. Flash video simply wasn’t that good. It relied on an antiquated H.263 codec that was originally intended for video conferencing and, while fast, was of not particularly good quality. But quality didn’t matter to the early YouTube, just fast and reliable streaming connections, which a video conferencing codec could provide. …The lower quality of streaming video had the industry broadly turning away from streaming, moving to the download delivery model championed by Apple with iTunes. Then YouTube changed everything seemingly overnight.”