Saturday, October 15, 2005

Saturday Picnic 2005-10-15

So, by now you know about the issue with TrackBacks that's impacted several sites, including this little blog.

TypePad (the host of many, many blogs) has acknowledged the issue and classified it as a "bug." That's a start. They have also said they are "working on it."

Okay, I'm willing to give them a chance to resolve it.

But let me tell you a little bit about me. I work with Websites. I do that at my job for the Evil Corporation, and I do that for fun on my own. I don't make a lot of money at either. None, for my own Websites, in fact.

And, when I say "Websites" I'm not just talking about blogs. I maintain a few sites. My Network Solutions account lists 13 domain names that I own. Some of those are blogs. Some aren't.

When a new feature is introduced to a Website, I like to test it. At the Evil Corporation, when they get things to a certain point, they either want me to test it so I can help locate issues, or they don't want me to test it because they don't want to hear the issues I fine.

My testing isn't perfect. No one's is. But I take testing of new features very seriously.

So, while on the one hand I want to be upset about the TypePad issues, thinking that they weren't tested properly or perhaps even thought out properly, I understand that no one can think of everything. But, heck, if I can think of something that can go wrong, so could others.

Still, I must give TypePad the chance to fix it.

On the other hand, it might not be a bad idea for me to spend time this weekend working on fixing the issues I've encountered with hosting this little blog myself.

Yes, I want to run this blog from here. I'm already running three (non-blog) Websites from home. Now, I'm thinking about running more of my Websites from home. And blogs. Including this little blog.

So, today, I'm spending time doing that. And this morning, I've spent time trying to add "make-up" links to others who have linked to my meal-time posts and got rejected by TypePad's TrackBack issue.

Therefore, no items on the menu today. But I'm still going to open a post (this one, in fact) to Open TrackBacks. If TrackBacks fail, send me an e-mail, and I'll add it to the bottom of this post as I am able.


Caught in the TrackBack issue, but adding to the dessert menu:


13 comments:

  1. Dont Pit Yourself Against Cops

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  2. Harriet Miers, Faith, and Hypocrisy

    Two recent commentaries on the Miers nomination bear mentioning, but more for their larger implications. Faith, religion, politics, hypocrisy what a web doth mankind weave in the name of God and Country.

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  3. Iraq Election Turns Out Peaceful

    I can't see this as anything other than wonderful news: according to an AP report, the Iraqi constitutional referendum occurred under relatively peaceful circumstances. Of the 1200 polling places, only 5 were attacked by terrorists, wounding only seven...

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  4. Iraq Constitution Vote: Bah Humbug

    Not me, though. Probably not for those who do not live in the reality (snicker) based (snicker) community (close to commune, eh?). But for the Progressives, especially the head moonbat, it is all gloom and doom. To start with a

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  5. Ah... and here, I thought it was something with me. Thanks for the heads up...

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  6. Typepad hates me. It's a personal vendetta that has spilled over to Haloscan users.

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  7. Toledo Mayor Declares State of Emergency Amid Riots

    Fifty highway patrol officers were called in to back up the Toledo police as violence errupted over a march scheduled by Neo-Nazis. Members of the National Socialist Movement said they were marching to protest black gangs that were causing problems

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  8. And So It GoesJust As Planned

    There was little violence as almost 70% of Iraqis, entire families even, turn out to vote on their countrys consitution. Dressed in their best, they even voted by candlelight as some of the areas of the city were blacked out.

    The co...

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  9. Contest Winners. Ever See a Tank Swim?

    M551 Sheridan Ft. Knox, c. 1978 Me neither. But we tried. You'd think for being such an odd duck the thing could float. But not quite. More in a bit. The contest was to guess the vehicle ID with...

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  10. I blame Bush.

    Or the terrorists.

    I'm not sure who we're supposed to blame this week.

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  11. blogger still works!

    i should start using it more....

    blame the hippies!!!

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  12. moehawk:
    You really should.

    Stupid hippies.

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  13. Contest Winners. Ever See a Tank Swim?

    M551 Sheridan Ft. Knox, c. 1978 Me neither. But we tried. You'd think for being such an odd duck the thing could float. But not quite. More in a bit. The contest was to guess the vehicle ID with...

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