Monday, April 04, 2005
An inference and some other stuff
By the way, I've been test driving typepad this week. You can see the typepad version of this blog here. There are a couple typepad features that I really like, and that Blogger has inexplicably failed to implement. Most importantly, I want to be able to hide some of the text in my longer posts. I also crave categories. A feature of typepad that I didn't crave, but have grown to like, are TypeLists. Over at the typepad mirror of this site I've set up a TypeList that does the sort of thing I always wanted to do with the now defunct Holding Zone.
I have three reservations about moving to Typepad. First, and most annoying, they don't give you access to the HTML unless you pony up the dough for their professional package. That just pisses me off. Second and relatedly, I'm not so sure that I'm willing to pay a monthly fee for the privilege of blogging. Lastly, when push comes to shove I have a sneaking suspicion that google is going to make Blogger much more attractive in the long run. Hell, if they would just implement a decent solution for concealing the full text of long posts I wouldn't be likely to bother moving.
One other thing. I'm strongly considering registering a domain name. I'm not sure whether Blogger supports anything like domain mapping, so that may be a factor. At any rate, here's something I'm having trouble deciding. If I take the plunge and register, should I go ahead and fix the spelling of 'Zwichenzug'? There's supposed to be an 's' in there...