Weblog Tools Collection

This has actually been linked from here for a while through the technorati cosmos linkage down on the right.

I’ve just incorporated some new quicktags into WP, the entry below illustrating just one of the new effects (don’t know how I missed it for so long, but I found it now!). It’s interesting reading over at that site, and it’s not WordPress exclusive – so you MT users can also find items of interest I’m sure. Go read weblogtoolscollection.com !

While I’m on about WordPress, take a quick peek at some of the entries on the Dev Blog – http://wordpress.org/development – about how some people are finding the move from whatever they were using to WordPress. I know some of you really like MT, and there’s no problem with that, but hey, why not check out the competition properly ? It’s not like I’m on commission :)

So why did I install Apache ?
I want to play with PHP. I did before – in a previous life so to speak – but I got totally fed up, after writing a few lines of code, with having to open the ftp, navigate to the right directory, upload the file, and aim the browser at the right place just to see if it had worked. It was a hassle, what with waiting for the server to respond, small delays in the connection and especially when it may take several goes to get it right.
Now though, I just save the file, open the browser, and click the correct file. Much easier.
Okay, so I’m not going to be setting the programming world alight, but that’s not the point. I like playing with code, and this setup means that I can do it so much easier.
Having mySQL in there right now is just if I want to use it to learn, but at least it’s there, setup and available should the need or interest arise.