Aren’t they visiting Japan or something?

Apparently not — though they did just return, evidently. Ben and Mena Trott, authors of Movable Type (and, apparently, cyborgs who don’t need to sleep) are revving MT again, this time to version 2.6. I’m glad to see them releasing early and often, but a bit chagrined that I just installed 2.51 on a new host. Oh well. I’m guessing the upgrade will be painless enough. There appear to be plenty of tasty features in this release, although the one I’m really looking forward to, user-customizable fields, ain’t there yet. I know it’s on the wishlist, though.