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:
- Tel-Chai Nation: Fatah kidnapped US and British journalists
- Shoot A Liberal: Work for the Pope
- Don Surber: How 'bout dem 'Eers?
- The Florida Masochist: The Florida Masochist Whip me Open Trackback festival
- T. Longren: Internet Explorer Weirdness