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Monday, 21 July
Unrelated Geeky Addendum

In other news, does this Trackback pinging thing ever work? Not that I know much about it, or care, really, but this phrase is about to enter my everyday lexicon:

One or more errors occurred when sending update or TrackBack pings.

I'm going to start saying this to friends when they're spouting nonsense.

"Skot, we want you to be Richard Dawson."

"Sorry, one or more errors occurred when sending update or TrackBack pings."

"What? You fucking freak."

"Your entry has been saved."

Note: Comments are closed on old entries.


TrackBack's not the problem, it's the service you're sending update messages to. The reason you see the error is because you're set to notify a server that's slow or messed up. Ping me! I will love you for it.

Comment number: 003339   Posted by: Anil on July 21, 2003 04:19 PM from IP:

I've had a blog for a year and a half and have no idea what trackback is. Don't tell me though, I like it this way.

Comment number: 003340   Posted by: clark on July 21, 2003 10:13 PM from IP:

I'm with Clark. That technobabble just makes things overly confusing for no reason.

Comment number: 003341   Posted by: KOTWF on July 22, 2003 05:33 AM from IP:

I get that too... I'm guessing it's that's failing for you? That's the one that fails for me, on a VERY consistent basis. It succeeds maybe once out of every ten entries... if that... at least I know it's rare enough that I'm surprised when I DON'T see error messages.

Comment number: 003342   Posted by: Ryan Waddell on July 22, 2003 06:21 AM from IP:

I second Ryan's guess; the server has pretty much been sucky for the last six months or so... I too am amazed when a ping to the server actually *works*. Alas... there are now better updater services out there, and it looks like it's time to start using them.

Comment number: 003343   Posted by: Jason on July 22, 2003 08:13 AM from IP:

Interesting. So, uh . . . how in the fuck do I change it? How do I ping Anil, provided that he was actually serious?

Let me try something.

/me pings Anil

/me waits

No, I've got nothing.

Comment number: 003344   Posted by: Skot on July 22, 2003 08:32 AM from IP:

It only works if you're trying to be Foster *burp* Brooks.

Comment number: 003345   Posted by: Mrs. Kennedy on July 22, 2003 04:18 PM from IP:

What other updaters are there? I haven't found any other than and

And Skot: Are you using Movable Type? If so, there is a setting under Weblog Config in the Preferences section... You can put in links to sites that you want to ping every time you add an entry. It also has checkboxes there for and so that you can ditch the trackback pings for those 2 sites if you so desire.

Comment number: 003346   Posted by: Ryan Waddell on July 22, 2003 06:59 PM from IP:

i look at ping and think bling, bling, whatever the hell THAT means

Comment number: 003347   Posted by: pretty_paranoia on July 22, 2003 08:01 PM from IP:

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