May 30, 2006


One of the other Munuvians sent me an email and asked if we are experiencing problems with the MT Blacklist. So I when there and this is what I got too:

Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/1.3.36 Server at Port 80

We need our fearless leader (Pixy, that's you)!

Posted by Sacramento Republicrat at 09:22 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

May 29, 2006


You know Minx, the always jam tomorrow, never jam today, ultimate super blogging system that I never have time to develop?

I think I might have found someone who'll pay me to write it. Under terms that would let us use it for munu.

Fingers crossed!

Posted by Pixy Misa at 09:16 PM | Comments (6) | TrackBack

May 28, 2006

Search function

Is anyone else getting error messages when they attempt a search at their blog? We've been getting them for about a week now.

Here's what we see:

An error occurred:

Can't call method "id" on an undefined value at lib/MT/App/ line 173.

MT::App::Search=HASH(0x82c7e54) DBD::mysql::st execute failed: MySQL client ran out of memory at lib/MT/ObjectDriver/ line 43.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0x82c7e54) DBD::mysql::st bind_columns failed: Statement has no result columns to bind (perhaps you need to successfully call execute first) at lib/MT/ObjectDriver/ line 44.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0x82c7e54) DBD::mysql::st fetch failed: fetch() without execute() at lib/MT/ObjectDriver/ line 46.
MT::App::Search=HASH(0x82c7e54) DBD::mysql::st execute failed: Lost connection to MySQL server during query at lib/MT/ObjectDriver/ line 78.


Blog is at:

Thanks in advance,

Posted by Rhodey at 07:11 PM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Special Thanks To Warren Kelly..

I didn't thank him when I got accepted into the site. I'm always so busy in my mind I forget simple stuff like that. So once again, thanks Warren getting me into the site.

Posted by Matthew at 01:07 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 27, 2006


Does anyone know of a method/technique to keep assknobs from hotlinking images from my archives?

I know that I can change the image URL individually, but other than putting all of my images into another folder or changing the archive folder name, is there a global method to keep this from happening?

I'm finding that a lot of my images are being picked up/hotlinked via Google and it's almost exclusively from assknobs using MySpace.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 09:44 PM | Comments (4) | TrackBack

Using Outlook

I got my old moved to per Pixy's recommendation. I'm trying to set up on OUTLOOK 2003 is this a pop3 account or perhaps a different one such as IMAP. either way, what are the proper mail/smtp or imap codes to use?


Posted by GM Roper at 04:09 PM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 26, 2006

Comments Info

Hey, when did the comments windows start remembering personal info? That's cool!

Posted by annika at 02:12 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack


I noticed some unwanted pingers have left landmines on my blog, but forgot how to access the blacklist so as to rid of them. See what happens when you get old?

Posted by Tiger at 01:26 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

May 24, 2006

Changing main index template..

Is it possible to use the Stylecatcher program on my blog? or do you have to manually change the style of your template yourself?

Posted by Matthew at 10:53 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack

How Time Flies

Snark, the munu trackback filter, is six months old today. In that time, it has blocked 5.2 million trackbacks. Another 1.5 million were blocked this month alone using the IP blacklist that Snark generates.

To celebrate, I've renamed the trackback script. It's now trackback [dot] cgi. This should automatically update in your blog the next time you post or get a comment, but right now we have three hunded incoming spams per minute and all of them are getting the old 404.


Posted by Pixy Misa at 08:34 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack


New version of Apache out. As always, the CPanel updatey script broke everything.


Posted by Pixy Misa at 03:55 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

New TB Spam

New trackback spam: I have been hit with about a dozen TB's that all look similar to this one the http followed by four numbers then a dot

Can the filters be modified to include this type of spam?

Posted by GM Roper at 01:16 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

May 22, 2006

3-column help requested

Argh. I've read the MuNu posts about building a 3-column blog. I've gone here, here, here, here, and here, among others. And I'm still at a loss. Visitors to my site(both of you- thanks) have probably noticed some bizzare structures as I attempt to work my way through this, which provides some entertainment in its own right. Still, I'd like to actually figure this out. Anyone think that they've got an answer? For the record, I'm trying to avoid the table driven concept to prevent me from having to redo this effort in the future. A pure CSS solution would be helpful. I do not care if it's center-floating, or 3- column floating. Fixed width would probably be a poor choice, though.

THanks in advance. I'm gonna fix my blog back to a functional 2-column setup for the nonce.

Posted by Physics Geek at 05:09 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Test Test

Poke poke...

Posted by Pixy Misa at 02:04 AM | Comments (7) | TrackBack

May 21, 2006

Comment Spam Filter Wonky

Just got some e-mail from Steven DenBeste. He's been trying to comment over at The Pond, and the filter has been killing his comments toot sweet.

He's tried many things, as this e-mail mentions:
"It objected to "Wou", "Woo", and "Doe" when I tried to use the words
"would", "wood", and "does" as the first words of comments I tried to post.
I think it probably would object to everything in those positions."

He also tried such things as "gronk", "A", "Aaa", "Testing", and the pernicious word "Hello."


Posted by Wonderduck at 07:56 PM | Comments (6) | TrackBack


What would you have to set up in order for it to work on your weblog?

Posted by Matthew at 07:17 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

And then you could move the hotel a little to the left...

Darling Pixy,

I would email you, but you know I can never remember whether you are a dot-com or a dot-net.

Anyway... despite the fact that I have my Time Zone correctly set to Eastern (UTC-5) time, my posts are publishing with the Central Time Zone times. This is really only a minor annoyance, unless I some day need an alibi.

If you can find a minute between slaying spammers and trying to have a real life, could you look into this? There's no hurry.



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May 20, 2006

My blog seems to be gone..

Everytime go to my url it sends me back to the main site.

Posted by Matthew at 08:31 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

After a frustrating hour or so...

My blog is finally up and running.

The instructions were rather scary at first, but importing turned into a cinch after calming down a bit.

I will say it does look neater in the template already provided than it does on blogger -- the font is even bigger right now.

I think I'll enjoy being here.

Posted by Matthew at 07:32 AM | Comments (0) | TrackBack

May 17, 2006

Shutting down the dot com site

I'll be terminating the site with the current provider this weekend, I would like to have anyone that clicks on someone elses link to the dot com site point to the site. What do I use for NS1 and NS2 (did I even get that part right?)

I own the registration... should I contact another registrar and just have them take over the registration of and point it to

Anxiously awaiting an answer... I am

Yr most obediant servant....


Posted by GM Roper at 03:37 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

May 12, 2006

Web Browsers

Does anyone know of an HTML 'trick' that I can use to get my blog to look normal when using Internet Explorer 6? When my blog is viewed in IE6, everything is centered.

It looks great using Firefox, but not everyone uses it.

Posted by Mad Mikey at 02:57 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Sorry About That

Yuri fell over yet again.

This time I do have a record of what was happening at the time, and the answer is, a hell of a lot. The server was out of swap space, and processing several hundred simultaneous requests.

That could be an attack, or a hardware problem, or a software failure. I can, however, eliminate certain kinds of attacks, hardware problems, and software failures, so it's a step forward.

I can move everyone over to Kei, and I might do so this weekend if I don't make any progress on fixing the problem. Kei by herself is more powerful than the previous munuserver, so it should cope okay.

Posted by Pixy Misa at 12:10 AM | Comments (4) | TrackBack

May 11, 2006

Rebel Without A Clue

Some ijit on SBC DSL downloaded 187,971 copies of Ace's home page in ten days.

That's 30 gigabytes of bandwidth.

Not sure why. He (I'm sure it's a he) may have been trying to find an open mail relay he could spam people with. Well, we don't got one of those. Sorry.

Posted by Pixy Misa at 04:44 AM | Comments (2) | TrackBack

May 09, 2006


Sorry about the recent outages. Yuri (one of the two main munu servers, and the one that runs most of the blogs) has locked up twice for no obvious reason.

As to unobvious reasons, I'm looking into several possibilities, but the two main suspects are an intermittent hardware fault and and some sort of DoS attack. Or, possibly, there's something misconfigured in the software that I need to find and fix.

The problem I have right now is that the system log files aren't showing me anything definite. I've added new logging routines that are taking snapshots of the server state at ten-second intervals. That chews up some CPU and disk space, but it's a lot better than scratching my head and rebooting the server twice a week.

I'll post more as soon as I know something.

Posted by Pixy Misa at 04:01 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

May 08, 2006

I've Got No Clue, I Guess

I'm attempting to set up my blog, but can't even get it to display the name or the theme. I captured the html of Munuviana to see if I could apply that to my "Main Index," but nothing I do to it seems to make a difference. I was going to post the actual code that I've modified from some generic setup but don't know how to preserve the text from being interpreted. I imagine that I can specify anything that's in the form <$somethingorother$>, but it's not clear to me exactly what I ought to do. What, for instance, do I place in <$MTBlogDescription$>? Just some description of my blog? I tried replacing the text inside and rebuilding, but it didn't actually do anything. No change on the blog. Is there a tutorial somewhere about exactly how to configure things? What's with all this generic <$YouCanPutAnythingYouLikeInHere$> nonsense? Can I just replace all of that with anything that's relevant to my blog? Oh yeah, my blog is Demosophia. No header yet, because I haven't a clue how to configure it.

I'd post the html, but don't know how to do it while preserving the text.

Posted by Demosophist at 04:02 PM | Comments (6) | TrackBack

May 05, 2006

What is it that...

...makes my blog stretch to the sides, and this cat's blog to be contained in a box?

It's like, weird science even. :D

Posted by Kyer at 03:49 AM | Comments (3) | TrackBack

May 04, 2006

New Year's Resolution

I have a web design/resolution question.

I am working on a personal project and I want to be sure that everyone gets to see everything as nicely as I do. Basically I want to make sure the banner on what is basically a weblog doesn't get cut off.

It looks really good on my 17" PowerBook at 1440x900. On my G4 Cube it's fine on the 15" display at 1024x768. If I set the resolution to 800x600 part of the banner is cut off.

Do I need to worry about that low a resolution? I expect that most of the people viewing the site will be on Macs and most Mac monitors are probably at 1024x768.

Is 800x600 common to the PC world? I could check it on my wife's Compaq laptop but I have to wait until my son gets tired of Cartoon Network games. I figured it would be faster asking here!

P.S. Any feedback on the site (particularly typos and other stupid errors) would be greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: Aside from a few missing images, the site is basically complete.

Posted by Stephen Macklin at 08:24 AM | Comments (11)

May 03, 2006

Technical question not at all related to blogging

I'm trying to install the latest version of PHP onto a clean machine to run with Apache and MySQL. I've done it before (successfully) with a previous version, on another machine, but this time I'm running into problems. Googling shows that I'm not alone in the trouble.

That's background, now, a simple question:

On Apache, would PHP be listed as a service? MySQL is, so is Apache itself, but PHP isn't on the list (that I can determine).

(starting to cast about for arcane reasons...)

Posted by Ted at 10:56 PM | Comments (3)

cPanel wacky

Whenever I login to a cPanel (I've tried three different MuNu blogs), a weird line appears in the upper left-hand corner like so:

Ignoring bad line in /var/cpanel/cpanel.config: ""

It's not aesthetically bothersome, but it won't allow the File Manager app to load properly. Help?

Posted by Sadie at 07:18 PM | Comments (3) | TrackBack