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  •  I was with typepad before -- wasted money (0+ / 0-)

    I'd like to find something free, secure, stable, and simple, to start with.  After it gets going, then I'd consider shifting -- possibly to typepad or elsewhere.  Yes, eventually I expect to pay, but not at the beginning (this time.)

    I appreciate your advice here, by the way, if it's not clear.

    My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

    by Major Danby on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 12:16:49 AM PST

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    •  a couple places to look (0+ / 0-)

      http://www.opensourcecms.com/...
      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      I'm not sure you can find all those things in one place that still offers you the degree of control you might want.  Did you ever look at Vox?  It's got some of the same technology in it as movable type and type pad but is a free service with some social networking functionality inherited for LiveJournal which is owned by the same parent company.  That and blogger are preferred free blog hosts. Particularly now that blogger is owned by google, it should be around for a while.

      Running a blog hosted at wordpress.com is probably a lot more secure than running it as a standalone, but that's only because holes get fixed as soon as they found and not because the code isn't an ungodly nightmare.

       

      •  What do you think of Blogger's code? (0+ / 0-)

        I'm a Google fan, so that makes it more appealing.

        My apologies to students who took my U.S. Government class in the 90s: evidently the Constitution doesn't limit Presidential power after all. Who knew?

        by Major Danby on Mon Feb 26, 2007 at 04:06:31 AM PST

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        •  it's not public and never has been (1+ / 0-)
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          There's no real reason for it to be since it can't be installed anywhere else.

          That's where I have my personal "friends and family" blog, the only one I have going right now.  I do web crap to pay rent so I can't really be bothered with anything requiring work for personal stuff.

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