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I’m Aghast.

I’ve had a blog for over five years now. I’ve hosted it on a few different types of server over the years. Each had their pros and cons – I originally switched to TypePad so I wouldn’t have the pain of hosting MovableType on my own… Long story short. The net effect of all of this is that I can’t leave comments on my own blog.

In the meantime, email me with anything pressing – TypePad doesn’t host that for me so they can’t turn that off without warning me.
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TypePad Is Sorta Busted

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been working with SharpMT on Windows Vista (Beta 2). I noticed that I was getting an error when I refreshed Text Filters… I assumed it was something odd in Vista.

I was wrong – Text Filters via XML-RPC seem to be broken. Definitely is for TypePad; I have no idea if MT 3.3 has the same problem.

They work fine via the TypePad web pages; there’s no problem when posting drafts via SharpMT if you have the Text Filters already stored locally. There is a big problem if you are a new user of SharpMT and you are getting Text Filters for the first time: you can only select “None” since that’s the only default filter available.

I have an open service request with SixApart about this; someone else has reported a similar error so they’re already looking into it. The biggest down side to this is that the problem impacts all three two versions of SharpMT: desktop and Pocket PC.

TypePad Strangeness

Not sure what is going on, exactly, but it would seem that my category pages are completely hosed. I have them set to “last 25” which used to show the last 25 posts for each category. It still seems to filter OK, but it’s now only pooling out of the last 25 posts in all categories, meaning that things like SharpMT and books are completely empty.

Accordingly, I’ve updated the links on the menu to jump to the “Archive by Category” page, with the initial focus on the category clicked… an imperfect solution to be sure, but my hands are pretty much tied until Six Apart gets back to me.

Not often I have to clog up the Rants with blog issues, but this one has irked me for some reason… I’ve been through a few outages and other random errors with TypePad without much complaining – this one, showing a blank page all of a sudden, is really pissing me off for some reason.