I’ve given up with Typo. I now know that the problem is lying somewhere in redirects and I had a good play around with those while reading the error logs. I don’t think I’ve quite got my head around just what it’s meant to look like on the server – and this is all my fault (if it’s a fault exactly). There are some superb tutorials around for Rails but I think I’m just coming at it from the wrong angle. Because I’ve fiddled here and there I might also be compounding errors. The other issue is that if I’m finding installation difficult then I have no clue what the other side will be like and while I’m confident in my skills to an extent I don’t want to add to frustration. So I’ve deleted it all and it’ll stay away for a few days. Heh, maybe I should pay someone to do it for me :)
MT installation was a breeze, and it now resides in a subdomain. xhtml trans valid out of the box (nice) and once 3.2 is released I’ll start using it – probably as a more personal blog but not the ‘as dark as it gets’ stuff.
And no, I’m not abandoning WP. I have numerous wp blogs, the MT one, a Xanga blog, a Blogger blog, soon a TXP blog…..