August 24, 2005

Double the fun...

Posted at my backup blog yesterday, while munu was in its death throes (luckily Pixy Misa is a necromancer as well as Renaissance Man):

Alack and Alas!

It's not that I had anything particular to blog about--it's that my blogroll is my reading list, dadgummit! Unfortunately, most of my reading list share the same server as I do, and the munu server is pining for the fjords at the moment.

Of course, those of us truly addicted to blogging have other, lesser, outlets for our muse, which is why it took me several minutes to decide upon the venue I now use (since I have about five back-up blogs).

I need to heap praise upon the Great and Powerful Pixy Misa. He's awesome. In the past, when there have been minor hiccups in the space/time continum of the munuiverse, one or two ingrates have grumbled about the problems and threatened to take their blogs elsewhere. Unfortunately, like liberals threatening to move to Canada, that has never happened. I hope it does now. Because those silly folk don't seem to understand that unlike blogger, or typepad, or hosting matters, munu is the responsibility of one single, amazing man who does not earn a penny from those whose blogs he hosts, and actually pays for us to be able to blog!

In his spare time from single-handedly trying to keep munu up and running, he has a life, too--like a job so he can pay for our bandwidth, and the need to actually sleep occasionally.

So Pixy Misa, please ignore the few bad apples and accept my undying gratitute for your marvelous gift to me and many of my favorite bloggers. I'll be back when you get everything sorted out. And I will send you M&Ms if you would let me!

Alas and alack!

Inability to post at the regular place has suddenly inspired me to blog. Figures.

So this post is to complain about typepad. Their trackback set up sucks. I mean, honestly, I had to manually enter the trackback url to ping basil (who is accepting trackbacks to munuvian backup sites) but even though it went through, the post thinks it didn't--so if I change or update that post, it's going to ping him again!

That means in order to ping Beth, who is also doing that, without re-pinging basil, I have to write a new post.

What really puzzles me is that the same folks make MT and typepad...

Posted by Susie at August 24, 2005 08:42 AM | TrackBack

I'm still waiting for Typepad to get trackback autodiscovery.

Seriously, how freakin' hard can it be?

Posted by: Harvey at August 25, 2005 09:39 AM

It isn't that hard; a bit messy, but obviously Six Apart know how to do it.

I'm not sure why they don't; it could be bandwidth (trackback autodiscovery has to read the page you're linking to) or processing overhead or something like that.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 26, 2005 01:54 AM

To make it clearer, with trackback autodiscovery turned on, the server has to read every page you link to every time you edit the post, whether that page is from a blog with trackbacks or something else. (And obviously has to keep track of all the pings sent as well, but that's not hard.)

On a system the size of TypePad, that could add up to a lot of bandwidth and a lot of processing.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at August 26, 2005 01:58 AM