Asking the ether for tech support: Does anyone know why the
is requesting a user/pass?
, 2005, 10:44 am
this has been happening more than half the time for a while now. very frustrating! no reply from Dave when I wrote him.
on Jan 7th, 2005 at 1:42 pm
Are there good alternatives out there now? I may need to switch Weblog Bookwatch to something else if weblogs.com keeps going down.
on Jan 7th, 2005 at 2:07 pm
Ping-o-Matic works with a bunch of the update services and lists the major ones. You could use
or one of the other ones if you're interested in reading recently updated blogs, or just ping Ping-o-Matic to ping all of the sites at once. The link is:
on Jan 10th, 2005 at 3:23 pm
I looked into switching to blo.gs, but their xmlized version of the updated blogs list (their equivalent of changes.xml) is down right now.
Someone should dump a bunch of money into weblogs.com or one of these other services to keep them up. They're valuable, and many other services (like my Weblog Bookwatch) depend on them. Without one of these services, the Bookwatch will have to shut down.
on Jan 10th, 2005 at 3:51 pm
Blogger has a changes.xml file, so I'm switching Weblog Bookwatch to that until weblogs.com is back online. If anyone knows of a similar xml file for recently updated TypePad, Movable Type, LiveJournal, Xanga, or WordPress blogs, please let me know.
on Jan 14th, 2005 at 1:41 pm
weblogs.com seems to be back -- I've been getting updates for more than 24 hours now.
on Jan 15th, 2005 at 6:57 am
hmm, not me..."Directory Listing Denied" for the front page and a 404 for changes.xml. My guess is that the server is just overwhelmed and needs new hardware/architecture. (An argument against centralized weblog services?)
on Jan 15th, 2005 at 11:11 am
The blo.gs cloud has been pretty stable over the past couple of days (though it does seem to be down right now, unfortunately). I wrote a POE component for Perl to automatically get notified of new updates, so it's pretty easy to build a blog-watching tool.
on Jan 18th, 2005 at 1:11 pm
Thanks for the pointer, Ben. Now if I could just get CPAN working properly on my windows box, I'd be set! :) Streaming updates does seem much better, and I should be able to use the blo.gs sample PHP once it's back up and gzipping along.
on Jan 20th, 2005 at 10:38 am
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