Quite a few people have written in letting me know about an extension called “Missing e” that fills in a number of functions that tumblr seems to lack, ones I could be using for this blog. I’d like to thank all who wrote but also I want to take some time to explain why I don’t use it, and never will.
You may have noticed that tumblr has sort of declared war on it. They forbid its use in the terms and conditions, post a good deal of requests not to use it, blame it for any technical problems and so on and so forth. Naturally I was curious as to why they went above and beyond the the typical disdain for third party software. What I found gave me a lot of sympathy for tumblr and a severe disdain for that little bit of code called Missing e.