Movable Type 4 Upgrade: An Epic Poem
Ian Lurie Nov 30 2007
I had written a detailed post about our experience upgrading to Movable Type 4. But in honor of Friday, and being extremely punchy, I wrote an epic poem, instead:
Lo, and we strode upon the battlefield,
armed with much XHTML smarts and wizardry,
confident in our knowledge and geniusness,
that victory was assured.
But as dawn spread her rosy fingers
across the plains of PHP and RSS,
SixApart documentation scoffed at our
arrogance, leaving the land soaked with our blood.
Thrown back in dismay,
We rallied around our leader.
Drawn by a chariot of MySQL he did
battle with comment management,
and the clash of their swords split the afternoon air.
But he fell, pierced by a thousand spears
of import errors and permissions.
We wept bitter tears, bearing his tattered corpse
back to our camp to regroup and visit more discussion forums.
As the sun set on the first day, we bound
our wounds and knew humility.
Our kung fu was in a funk.
The next day new heroes came to our aid.
We sang with joy as the wizard slew
the beast of DNS lookup, and for the first time
the enemy knew fear.
The sword of Zelda (TM, All rights reserved) threw down
We surged forward, and the enemy fell,
leaving behind comment authentication
and some really nifty spam management.
Dear reader, remember this tale
and carry it to your developers,
lest their pride suffer a similar fate upon
the pikes of Movable Type 4.
(Gimme a break, OK? It’s Friday)
Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent Inc. He's recorded training for Lynda.com, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Forbes.com and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, SIC and ad:Tech. Follow him on Twitter at portentint. He also just published a book about strategy for services businesses: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle. Read More