Another sleepless night in the coldest and longest nights of the year. What better time to make and document changes to the website. I'm quickly realizing that I'm making a website about... making a website, as much as anything else. And I should finally admit that Movable Type is more than just an easy way for me to keep my site updated and organized. I'm bloggin and I need to accept that. So after the small addition of the MTAmazon plugin, I thought that it should be a piece of cake to add Amazon API links to the MovieSpace DVD collection, which is based on Ugo Scarlati's phpDVD.
As I commented on Carol Ou's rawbrick weblog, it's actuall working, but still very much a work in progress. Once I get it so the data that's now being fed "live" from the Amazon site gets cached in a local MySQL database, things will run a lot smoother. I've also implemented Trackbacks. Don't know why I was afraid of them before. Seems about time, now that I'm engaged in this great game of borrowing and sharing blog development ideas. So far (obviously) no trackbacks, but I did noticed that I'm trackbacked from Wil Wheaton's Strong Bad entry, which is kinda cool.
I'm also going to add yet another plugin. This time Collect. It will give me a dynamic list of links in the sidebar that I've recently referenced in my entries.
And just to further the Tunes rotation, I'll mention that I picked up Saint Etienne's Finisterre from the library. It's okay, but not as good as Good Humour.