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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Maybe I just haven't read enough blogs (who has the time, really??), but I don't get it. They're just people's online journals, right? I could care less what most people would write. What am I missing?

    • Nothing. This book covers the major blogging tools, aimed at people who want to run one but don't know the best choice of software to do so. We talk about installation and operation of Movable Type, Radio Userland, Blogger, and Blosxom.


      • Is that list of software a complete list of what the book is aiming to cover? There are a couple more tools people might be interested in.

        For example, although it doesn't seem to be under development any more, greymatter [] seems to have a slightly freer licence than MT, for example.'s infobot also mentions Slash [] as a 'blog option', although it does note that it's probably overkill for one person at a time. It also mentions Livejournal, which doesn't allow local blogs (as far as I know) but is fairly popular.

        Of course there could be very good reason to not mention every option. Just being nosy.
        • It is a complete list. We'll provide pointers to several alternatives, but the fact is that most blogs are run from Radio, Blogger, Diaryland, and Movable Type. Blosxom is interesting because it's hackable :-)