July 29, 2003

Loads of [linky love] and more

First of all, Tony has found a great site full of answers to questions about our planet and such to check out over at Technically Speaking. He also had something to share with all of you people who share files over the internet.

It seems that Rusty Rucker has been recognized over at Suburban Blight's Cul-de-Sac thanks to Denita at Who Tends the Fires. Denita, Rusty thanks you and so do I! And I want to thank Deb Yoder for showing me the way.

It seems that if you Ask Jeeves: who shot J.R.?, you will actually find a link to one of my very old posts on the return page.

Kevin finds Texas Democrats have decided New Mexico is a better place to hide than Oklahoma.

Susie has not linked to me in a while. I wonder if it is because I have not posted anything nasty about Net Flix. I actually did make a few ***istic comments on Frank's site. Frank, however, has still not blogrolled me, despite saying I make him laugh and having voted that my answer to the essay question in his groveling contest was his favorite in the section I was in. Frank, you know I deserve that link. I might have a better chance of getting a blurb or a link on InstaPundit, eh?

James [Parkway Rest Stop] has a logo design he is having problems displaying correctly and also has a story about a motorcycle that will blow you away at 400mph. [He attributed the find to The Presurfer] And speaking of not being blogrolled, James still seems to not have recognized my existence, but he is still on blog*spot, and has no comments or trackbacks.

OLDCATMAN got some help from Susie and now has some blogs (including mine) linked on his site, and his commentary [BRAIN FARTS] is [ARE] still some of the funniest stuff around the Blogosphere. If you haven't checked out OLDCATMAN, do so!

OK, it seems that Stephen [I believe it is spelled with a "ph"] of Little Tiny Lies has discovered that the dead bodies of Uday and Qusay are for sale on eBay. Now Stephen only supplies a screenshot of the site and some of the tiny text is not really clear, so I am unsure if this is not just another little tiny lie. With Stephen, you never really know, do you? And speaking of Uday and Qusay's dead bodies, I got within 10 visits of my high mark in visitation today, but mostly because I seem to be getting a lot of hits from searches for Uday and/or Qusay's dead body pics or for pics of Kobe's accuser.

InstaPundit still has not blogrolled me or even mentioned my blog, and as far as I can see, has nothing all that interesting to see except a few blurbs to get you to read other people's stuff. Oh he did post something about some story that was going around the Blogosphere being confirmed as true.

Despite the fact that Bill and Collin were both supposed to be having a Insultathon today [blame Susie for this one], neither blog has had much action today. Bill has started competing with the Frank Answers series on IMAO, though, by having starting an Ask Scabby series.

Cherry is my blog child, you know, and still needs some encouragement, so visit and comment.

annika said I could bite her ... if only that was true. If she is truly the person pictured on her site, she looks so delicious, I would love to take her up on that offer.

Pixy Misa says Emusic is the only way to go when it comes to downloading music, and it is the legal way to do it. I am not much on downloading music, but then again, I have searched and searched for B. W. Stevenson's "Shambala" locally with no luck, and for "thirty-seven and a half cents per CD" whether Australian or US, I would like that better than paying $12.98. Maybe I will do a bit of searching there myself, when I get some free time.

If only michele could surpass InstaPundit in the Blogosphere Ecosystem .... You know, this might be the highest rated blog on which I am blogrolled, even if it is on the see it all part. [I am not definitely sure where that link will take you, so venture there at your own risk!]

Well, if you made it down this far, I appreciate your patience. I actually hope you did take the opportunity to visit some of the links posted and found a lot of blog enjoyment in your travels. Uh, if any of you want to return a bit of the linky love, feel free to do so, but do not feel obligated.

P.S. On first send, I got all the MT pings [maybe 10 to 15] to go through, but still the rpc.blogrolling.com/pinger one still hangs up every time. I just do not understand why that happens every time?

Posted by Tiger at July 29, 2003 12:43 AM

I have never gotten that rpc ping to go through....

Posted by: Susie at July 29, 2003 12:51 AM

Just to clear up: My blogroll on my site show the most recently updated blogs on my roll. There is no way I could put that whole list on my blog, way too long.

Posted by: michele at July 29, 2003 05:28 AM

Well, michele, then I should be on your main page often, as I sometimes update fairly often. Of course, it does not help that, for some reason, my blogroll update pings seems to do nothing at all. My site never seems to show as updated on anyone's blogroll.

Posted by: Tiger at July 29, 2003 08:29 AM

Tiger, I'm sorry to withhold information. I could have swore I posted a fix for the Weblogs error. This happens quite often and it really isn't an error. My guess is that Weblogs isn't handling it traffic efficiently so it can't send back a "Ping Received" message to Movable Type. Movable Type, by default, waits 15 seconds for the response and if it doesn't get it you get the nice little message that you have been getting. If I am not mistaking, the ping almost always goes through, MT just doesn't get the response. So it is a timeout error. There is a file called "mt.cfg" and the timeout entry key name is "PingTimeout". The default value is 15. Mine is set to 60 seconds. I found this through Brad Choate a few weeks ago. If you have trouble adding this setting, check back to my site for I will try to give a little more info. Or at least a link that has more info.

PS: Thanks for the link love, your too kind.

Posted by: Tony S. at July 29, 2003 08:35 AM

Sorry, I know you were talking about Blogrolling, but I think the problem is the same.

Posted by: Tony S. at July 29, 2003 08:37 AM

Thank you for this mention and for the other recent one as well. The strange thing is that neither of these is found by Technorati or the Ecosystem. Go figure. The same thing happened with a recent mention by Acidman. I don't get it.

As for the blogroll, your site is on the mental list I keep of sites that I plan on moving from my bookmarks to the blogroll. I hope to get to it this week. No kidding.

No, I do not have comments because Blogger doesn't have them. If I cannot figure out how to get a simple logo onto the page, there is no way I would even try to tackle getting comments from some other source on there. However, all that may change in the near future.

Thanks again.

Posted by: Parkway Rest Stop at July 30, 2003 04:41 AM