August 1, 2003


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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Posted by Jason at August 1, 2003 4:48 PM | TrackBack

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

Posted by: vika at August 2, 2003 9:39 AM | Permalink to Comment

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.

Posted by: George at August 3, 2003 8:33 AM | Permalink to Comment

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...

Posted by: Jason at August 4, 2003 8:42 AM | Permalink to Comment

Looks like you fixed it! Nicely done.

Posted by: George at August 5, 2003 9:01 AM | Permalink to Comment

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.

Posted by: Jason at August 5, 2003 9:42 AM | Permalink to Comment