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A slightly different Posted on 06/14/2001.

Thanks to Lane, I'm now running with Greymatter. Which means things like built-in permalinks, archives, comments, and karma. I'll probably be fiddling with it for a bit, but it seems good to go. Whee!

Now if only I had something to say....

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GreyMatter is most excellent. The amount of control that it affords is unparalleled. The built in comments, search function and template system are super. For those people trying integrate BlogVoices into Blogger - wake up! GreyMatter has it all. Also you escape the tyranny of your content and posting being tied to someone else server uptime and network connectivity. As I post this BlogVoices is down due to T1 problems. Oh the freedom. Oh the freedom.

Posted by michael @ 06/14/2001 04:27 AM PST [link to this comment]

Nicely done. Thanks for the changes, particularly the comments as you find some amazing items and I imagine those that read PeterMe will have great comments.

I have been rolling my own blogger-type system as Blogger's outages and bugs kept me from posting items (which is my digital memory). I am currently running the whole thing by hand and FTP. Grey Matter may be a better option.
Posted by vanderwal @ 06/14/2001 04:40 AM PST [link to this comment]

Posted by bk @ 06/14/2001 08:24 AM PST [link to this comment]

hiaks wait till you see my friend's page which he just uses plain text. LOL :)
We've come quite a long way from that eh? I love GM.. though I haven't anything to say either. :)
Posted by Quest @ 06/14/2001 09:25 AM PST [link to this comment]

lane becker, savior of the universe!! (especially now that he has official superhero hair!!)
Posted by judith @ 06/14/2001 09:43 AM PST [link to this comment]

...and here i thought it was just official 80s rock star hair.
Posted by peterme @ 06/14/2001 10:03 AM PST [link to this comment]

Hey, a scant 3 years after I urged Peter to add permalinks! Thanks, Lane!

I envy Lane's hair. In honor of his superior tonsorial choices, I have shaved my head bald.
Posted by Anil @ 06/14/2001 01:02 PM PST [link to this comment]

Now, if only he'd stop being a Lakers fan. That'd be nice.
Posted by Mike @ 06/14/2001 07:20 PM PST [link to this comment]

Greymatter is good stuff. Also, belated congrats on the redesign (I know that it's old news now, but anyway). Stay strong my brotha.
Posted by brian @ 06/14/2001 08:34 PM PST [link to this comment]

i'm not a lakers fan. i mean, i have nothing against the lakers, but i'd hardly call myself a fan. i'm sort of a "root for the underdog" type, you know?
Posted by lane @ 06/14/2001 09:47 PM PST [link to this comment]

Hey Peter! As you probably know, I use's not too extensible, but it IS very reliable. It'll do until I get up the gumption to write my own personal content management system that works the way I think a PCMS should work. ...did I just use "gumption"?

One usability problem I see over and over is that people don't seem to understand that the comments are tied to the posts. I'm always getting comments for olds posts in the comment area of the latest post. Let me know if you see the same thing...maybe I just need a re-design?
Posted by brad lauster dot com @ 06/14/2001 09:55 PM PST [link to this comment]

Hey Peter, can you explain the use of the Karma points on the front page? Or is this some tiny experiment (or half implemented feature)?
Posted by JB @ 06/17/2001 08:41 PM PST [link to this comment]

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