11:33 am, 21 Apr 04
everyone needs to write one themselves
LogerGnome, etc. (whoever they are) are using a new (to me, at least) blogging system called Blogware. From the docs it looks pretty impressive: they have the typical rich text editing, comments, WYSIWYG journal customization, and they even ganked LJ's "friends-only", etc., but they also have stats, integrated photo/file hosting, and the inbox-style comment model (see "Reading Comments" in those docs) Brad was always talking about.
The commercial nature of it is sort of disconcerting, but the benefit is that It does look well designed. (I love LJ, but it resembles a pile of different people's hacks more than it does a coherent web app.) This seems to uphold my general opinions about usability in open source vs commercial apps. (Although actually I'm quite impressed with WordPress's usability, for an open source project.)