i *really* hate it when pings fail.

which leads me to wonder – how many of you rely on blogrolls to tell you if a blog has actually updated? or do you actually check?

there are some great blogs – like invisible shoebox – that don’t seem to ping (so they never show as “recently updated”). would be a shame if people pay less attention to them because of a reliance on automation (probably an accurate measure of the cultural effect of computing somewhere in there) …

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5 Responses to pings

  1. vika says:

    I rely on blogroll when busy, check when less busy — probably check all of ’em every week and a half or so.

  2. George says:

    Maybe alter the mt.cfg file so that we don’t get timeout errors when pinging the “central office” that lets others know when we’ve updated.

  3. Jason says:

    Glad to know that blogs get checked despite blogroller, but I do find it interesting that the ability to ping (something blogger doesn’t have, I don’t think?) does create a hierarchy among blogs.

    George, I’ll look to update mt.cfg…

  4. George says:

    Looks like you fixed it! Nicely done.

  5. Jason says:

    Yep, changing text files is tough work 🙂

    But yes, I *think* it might be better… please let me know if you still timeout as much as you did before.

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