Ah, Movable Type. There probably isn’t a better web publishing system on offer, nor is there a more ridiculously complex one (at least for people who aren’t familiar with it… which up until recently was me). Screwing with MT for several hours in conjunction with Apache’s mod_rewrite module has finally given me what I have wanted since starting this site: pretty URLs for MT’s machine-generated archive files. You’ll notice that the titles of each post on the main page now provide permalinks to that post… a default MT feature for sure, but when you’ve stripped the MT templates back to their bare flesh you sometimes remove such features inadvertently.
Now anyone can browse decaffeinated.org’s archives at their leisure; even GoogleBot, who I’m sure was feeling neglected with no archive pages to spider. Pretty, aren’t they? Thanks, I do try.