January 31, 2006

MU NU Podcasters?

How many Munuvian podcasters are there? I'm sure there are a few, but for now, I only know of myself, and Stephen

Hold The Mayo

Age of Reason Podcast Broadcast

BTW, how do I get a photo to appear in the iTunes store?

Posted by Tom Jefferson at 04:12 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

January 30, 2006

Just Testing

Test. Test.

Ok--no trackbacks! What's up, Dearest Pixy?

Posted by Susie at 06:05 PM | Comments (9) | TrackBack

January 29, 2006

Do You Like It Hot?

Some of you know, but many of you don't, that my husband and I run a spicy food blog. Right now, there are very few blogs that deal solely with spicy foods. One is our blog, The Hot Zone Online, and another is Nick Lindauer's Hot Sauce Blog. Though we're the big 2 out there, Nick takes a bit of a different approach than us AND he has an online store to purchase those sauces which he sells. Recently, Nick has just won his way into my heart and, I'm sure, the heart of many other bloggers with the introduction of this...



Talk about cornering the market. The best part??? A portion of the sales (a large portion) will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Now, don't you want to be one of the first 144 to own this sauce?

No, I don't get a commission on this. I just thought that Mu.Nu's might want to know about this before the rest of the blogging world sucks them up.

Posted by Auterrific at 07:54 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

January 27, 2006

Post-Dating A Post

Does MT have the ability to post-date a post? What I am trying to ask, is can I create a post with a time of say tomorrow at 10:00am and not have the post show up until then?



Posted by Sacramento Republicrat at 08:35 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Update to 3. whatever?

So I admit to stupidty. I downloaded the 3. whatever version of moveable type (hey are we moving or what?) and it laughs at me.

Okay, not laughs, but I can't seem to make my siste go from 2.whatever to 3. whatever. HELP

Thank you and good day.

Posted by Rachel Ann at 10:48 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

January 26, 2006

HELP! A Firefox question

Ok, so somehow I have f*cked up firefox, and now instead of it opening popup type windows normal sized (like comment windows), they all open up narrow and unresizable.

I figured out how to make it allow me to manually resize the too-small windows, thanks to Mozilla, but I have no idea how to make it work right in the first place. I would prefer not to have to resize the stoopid things every time they open.

This only happens in MY Firefox profile, not my husband's or the dummy one I set up in the process of troubleshooting.

Any ideas? I know many of you are much bigger computer geeks than I am....

Posted by caltechgirl at 04:38 AM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

January 25, 2006

Comment Permalinks?

I'm looking for an idea of what syntax to use to create comment permalinks? I want to be able to directly link to a comment within an entry. Thanks in advance!

Posted by EricC at 06:04 AM | Comments (8) | TrackBack

January 23, 2006

Still Having Trackback Problems

Hey Pixy, still having TB problems. The two blogs that are having problems are hosted at thelibertypapers.org and unrepentantindividual.com. They are both WordPress 1.5.2 blogs.

Do you just hate WordPress, or what? ;-)

Posted by EricC at 02:21 AM | Comments (8) | TrackBack

January 22, 2006

Live Preview Comments

Here's something I ripped off from Ace of Spades HQ... it is the live preview feature for comments.

I recently added this feature to this site, where it is located above the comment box, and to Bad Example, where it is locate under the comment box.

This code works in MT. I don't see any MT specific code in it, so it should work in Word Press or anything else for that matter. If you try it out, please leave a comment to the effect that it works or not. Thanks!

First, insert this code into your head section of your Comment Listing Template and/or Individual Entry Archive:

<!-- script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">
function ReloadTextDiv()
var NewText = document.getElementById("DynamicText").value;
NewText = NewText.replace(/\n/g, '<br />');
var DivElement = document.getElementById("TextDisplay");
DivElement.innerHTML = NewText;

Next, insert this code into the body section of that same template where you want the live preview function to appear:

<div class="comments-head">
Live Comment Preview

<div class="comments-body">
<span id="TextDisplay">
<div class="comments-head">Post a comment

I also commented out the preview comment button in the code:
<!--<input type="submit" name="preview" value=" Preview " /> -->

Posted by Madfish Willie at 07:38 PM | Comments (9) | TrackBack

USA Today = "questionable content"?

Another blogger on my site attempted to post a hyperlink to a USA Today article in the comments, but was denied -- an "objectionable content: usatoday.com" message appeared. I tried it myself and got the same thing.

Why, of all things, is USA Today considered "objectionable content"? I'm assuming it's a server thing 'cause I don't see where I could block specific domains even if I wanted to.

Posted by Rhodey at 03:11 AM | Comments (6) | TrackBack

January 21, 2006

Blogoversary and Nabbing Terrorist: Jawa Pats Self on Back

It's my second blogoversary! Most of you know already, but I am celebrating by announcing my blog's little part in capturing a would-be terrorist.

America, f*ck yeah!!

Posted by Rusty at 02:05 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 20, 2006

Figured out the Podcasting Thing

I figured out how to set up an XML feed for my podcast.
I used Podifier 2.1. It's mac or windows compatible.

You can subscribe to my feed http://homepage.mac.com/psugrad98/podcast/podcast.xml

Posted by Tom Jefferson at 08:01 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Slow Server

Hi everyone. Sorry about the slow performance earlier. It was due to a combination of higher than usual traffic and a whole lot of referer spam. The server itself and the network were both working fine, but combined load, together with some issues with Apache and what looks like a bug in the referer spam bot, led to all the connections in Apache getting tied up.

I allowed for 250 simultaneous connections; under normal conditions it rarely goes above 100. And now that I've whacked the refererer spam, it's down to around 60, even though were are sending out nearly as many pages as before.

(Oh, and then I couldn't log in to my wireless internet connection, and my ADSL doesn't have a static IP, so I can't use that to log in to the server because it's behind a firewall, so I couldn't fix anything until I got to work. Meh.)

Posted by Pixy Misa at 03:54 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Trackback Hell

I am getting nailed with tb's. I cannot find a Thingy on how to blacklist these. HELP! They are all coming from the same IP

I know how to use blacklist on the comments, but I can't figure out the tb's.



Posted by Sacramento Republicrat at 02:38 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

January 19, 2006

Is it just me...

...or is mu.nu dragging? Someone already told me it looks like it's just me.

Posted by Steve Janke at 06:55 PM | Comments (7) | TrackBack


I am new to pocasting, actually, I just put up my first podcast today.

I wanted to know how I can set up a RSS feed for it so I can eventually submit it to iTunes or something.

Posted by Tom Jefferson at 05:20 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Domain names

I was gifted my own domain name, registered through GoDaddy. www.stevejanke.com will now by the domain by which "Steve Janke: Angry in the Great White North" goes by.

But I need to make it work first.

I've enabled forwarding, and that seems to work. But I have questions. Should I be modifying the nameservers identified at GoDaddy? They are pointing at the "parked" servers. Should I enable masking? If so, what do I need to be aware of? What about weblog configurations here? Should I replace the Site URL and Site Archive fields for the weblog with paths using "www.stevejanke.com"?

Any other advice? Any other landmines I need to know about? Thanks all.

Posted by Steve Janke at 04:09 PM | Comments (13) | TrackBack

January 18, 2006

Tuesday Mikey Update

GOOD NEWS!  from DaGoddess.

Posted by caltechgirl at 01:10 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 17, 2006

Mikey Update!

Joanie has the latest details here.

AND a way you can help! If you have flight vouchers or frequent flyer miles that can be transferred, let Joanie know, so we can get Mikey's MIL on a plane to San Diego!

Posted by caltechgirl at 04:40 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 16, 2006

Default Template Files

For all those MuNuvians who like to tinker with their sites and mess up your templates and want to just start all over with a clean slate...

Jim has uploaded all the default templates for MT and they are linked below the fold.

Main Index
Individual Entry Archives
Master Archive Index
Category Archives
Date Based Archive
Comment Listing Template
Comment Preview Template
Comment Error Template
Trackback Listing Template
Uploaded Image Popup Template
RSS 1.0 Index
RSS 2.0 Index
RSD Index

Posted by Madfish Willie at 09:16 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack


I feel guilty for even posting after that last post (we're all thinking about you Mikey).

Is anyone else getting new, enormous piles of trackback spam? Pixy, is one of the pets asleep at the wheel?

And worse, when I try and blacklist them, I get

An error occurred:
mkdir /home/pixymisa: Permission denied at lib/MT/FileMgr/Local.pm line 104

jayallen::Blacklist=HASH(0x813e228) Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at extlib/jayallen/Blacklist.pm line 2957.
jayallen::Blacklist=HASH(0x813e228) Use of uninitialized value in hash element at extlib/jayallen/Blacklist.pm line 2959.
jayallen::Blacklist=HASH(0x813e228) Use of uninitialized value in concatenation (.) or string at extlib/jayallen/Blacklist.pm line 2963.
jayallen::Blacklist=HASH(0x813e228) Use of uninitialized value in hash element at extlib/jayallen/Blacklist.pm line 2965.

MT-Blacklist Version 1.6.5
Script execution time: 21 seconds

Thanks for the help!

Posted by Ogre at 12:38 PM | Comments (10) | TrackBack

January 15, 2006

Terrible News-- Updated!

Fellow MuNuvian Mad Mikey
has suffered a stroke and continues bleeding into his brain.  Please
send up all the good thoughts and prayers you can spare for him and his
family.  Mikey's had a lot of health challenges (he is also on
dialysis), and lately just seemed to be getting one hit after another. 
More updates as they come in....

Drop over to his site and let his family know you're thinking of them

Update! From Da Goddess:

Mikey had surgery tonight to remove the blood clot and stop other bleeding. His intracranial pressure is rising (not a good sign) and he remains in a medically induced coma. His wife is trying her best to be strong, but it's difficult.

Da Goddess and Smash and some others are going to be setting up a fund to help out the family, as they certainly won't be bringing in any $$ for a while, as Mikey has a long recovery ahead and his wife will need to be with him in the hospital. Details forthcoming on their pages.

Posted by caltechgirl at 11:42 PM | Comments (5) | TrackBack

Multiple Author Blogs

If you have a blog with several regular contributors, like MuNuviana, you can link back to the post author's everyday blog or to their e-mail address by changing a small snippet of code:

In the posted by line, just change the text from




Simple as cake!!

Posted by Madfish Willie at 06:48 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

*tiny little plea for chivalry*

A certain someone recently brought to my attention that now that the comment spam epidemic of early '05 is now history, that my preview-before-commenting booby trap can go away. I'm cool with that.

Now, could some kind soul share with me what code it was that I changed in the first place to get it to be all wonky and annoying? Specifically, what should I change on which template? I have pop-up comments...I think for now I'd like to keep 'em. I don't have the mental fortitude to be tinkering alone tonight...I left my mad scientist jacket at work.

Posted by Tiffany at 01:46 AM | Comments (11) | TrackBack

January 13, 2006

More TB Woes

Following up Kipper's post, the TB spam filter must be way out of control. At least 75% of the TBs sent to my site fail. I'm getting almost no spam, but I'm also getting almost no TBs!

Posted by Rusty at 09:59 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack

January 12, 2006

Web Design Help

OK, so I am kicking off a new website designed for those who are infertile and hate their lives and everyone around them. I have found a picture I want to use and everything. What I haven't been able to do is design the page, mostly because I absolutely suck at web design (for example the skins on my webpage are bust and I've no idea how to fix them) and I hate doing it.

So-anyone know any good designers?

Posted by Everydaystranger at 04:31 PM | Comments (5) | TrackBack

January 11, 2006


Hi there! New Munuvian aboard! And one who is trying to figure stuff out :) Thus some hand holding may be in order, if anyone would be so kind and willing.

I am new to all of this and god knows the head is swimming just thinking about designing the site and trying to make it look like something more than a template... but that is another post.

So after searching the search function for Flickr and finding nada... what I am wondering is whether anyone here has experience using Flickr (I have a free account until I decide if I think it will work well) on a mu.nu blog? In particular how to post more than one Flickr photo in a blog entry (I have set Flickr up with my fidgetyknitting.mu.nu blog and tested to it with individual photos, which works- but would like to put up more)

Any ideas? Many Thanks!

Posted by Stinkerbell at 12:16 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

January 10, 2006

Posting Via Email

Does anyone know if we have the ability to post via email? I see Eric did not receive and comments on his post so should we take that as a no?

Posted by Sacramento Republicrat at 02:29 AM | Comments (10) | TrackBack

January 09, 2006

Last PDA Post for a While

At least on MuNuviana. For our fellow MuNuvianans who don't have Palm based PDA's, there is nothing in the way of blogging software that Ted, Republicrat, or I have been able to find for the Pocket PC type PDA's. So, the other valid option is to blog via email. There are a couple of plugins for MT that enable blogging by email. Are they installed, by chance? If not, could they be installed? I'm sure that our Windows PDA brethren would be eternally grateful.

Posted by EricC at 06:40 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 07, 2006

More PDA Blogging

For those who are interested, I reviewed four PDA blogging tools for the Palm OS. If you have a Palm OS based PDA that has a live connection to the 'Net, whether the connection is WiFi, GSM/GPRS, EV-DO or a bluetooth modem, these tools will allow you to blog in real time from your PDA.

Eric's PDA Blogging Review

The state of the art is not bad at all. If you are thinking of getting a new PDA or Smartphone, take a look and find a tool you like.

Posted by EricC at 02:49 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

January 06, 2006

MT Question - "Rebuilding"

If I do something simple like editing a comment on a post, do I have to Rebuild the entire blog or can I get away with just Rebuilding Indexes only? Anyone?

Posted by Gary at 06:06 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

2006 Bloggies

Hey so if you haven't noticed, the 6th annual Bloggies Awards have started, it's time to nominate your favorites, and of course by that I mean Munuvians.

Go Here for More Information

This is, in no way, a plug for my blog.

Posted by Oorgo at 12:31 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

January 04, 2006

Uncooperative MT-Blacklist

Folks, I'm probably missing something obvious, but can anyone help me with the following: I'm plowing through the holiday gift of spam, and MT-Blacklist is being very useful. However, when I add say "bobs-animal-lust.com" to the list, I can't get MT-B to go through any remaining comments and extract those which match the entered domain, using the blacklist. MT-B responds to my request by saying, "Out of the last 250 comments, there are none on entries for which you have editing privileges that match your search criteria."

This is of course a blatant lie, because I'm only trying to work on my blog and I've been deleting comments via MT-B for a while, one by one. I don't mind swinging the bloody sword of Blacklist individually, but I would prefer to automate the process where possible.

What am I doing wrong?

Posted by Country Pundit at 07:40 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Trackback question again!

Okay, peeps, I know I posted about this last week, but I just can't help but bring it up again. (Now that I have access to Munuviana, I'm going to take advantage of it.)

I cannot figure out what is going on with the trackbacks for my blog, Cardinal Martini. The trackback links don't work, except when they do.

See, for example: http://blog.mu.nu/cgi/mt-tb.cgi/143581

That is the TB link for this post: http://cardinalmartini.mu.nu/archives/149370.php

Strange thing is that if I ping that TB link from either my own blog or from Munuviana, then the pings go through and the trackback is listed. But when I ping that exact same TB link from either Haloscan or WizBang's standalone thingie, the pings fail. I also know from a couple of other people, one using Wordpress and the other using Blahgsplat/Haloscan that their trackback pings to my blog aren't working either.

I've checked the activity log, and I can't find anything about pings being rejected.

Does anyone know what's up with this situation, and how I can fix it?


Posted by Cardinal Martini at 09:48 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack

January 02, 2006

HowTo: PDA Blogging

If you are a PDA geek, like Michele and I, then you definitely want to check out my new HowTo. This one explains, now that you have a PDA template, with comments enabled, how to install a tool to blog live from your Palm PDA to your MuNu blog. What more could you ask for?

Posted by EricC at 07:23 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

January 01, 2006

Sandcrawler Invasion

I don't know if this has anything to do with the fact that I'm still not getting emails for comments and track backs, but I revealed the address bar in a comment window and somehow it's displaying a Jawa Report emoticon!

Never mind - it went away. I guess it wasn't part of the problem just junk in the cache! (no offense).

UPDATE: Actually I just posted an answer to a comment, and the Jawa came back!

Posted by Stephen Macklin at 12:09 PM | Comments (2)

It's Amateur Night, Yay!

Happy New Year Munuvians!

Posted by Vinnie at 12:39 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack