Monthly Archives: April 2006

The Spineless, The Kitties and Catching Up

The 8th Circus of the Spineless is up at Get Busy Livin’, or Get Busy Bloggin’ and includes amongst its many treats these awesome spider eyes.

Furry Paws
has posted the 110th Carnival of the Cats. This week’s 66 submissions for once (so far) outnumber those on the Friday Ark (admittedly a weakened edition).

Yes, we will try to catch up with all the missed boarders for last Friday’s sailing but not until tomorrow.

Friday Ark #84

We’ll post links to sites that have Friday (plus or minus a few days) photos of their chosen animals (photoshops at our discretion and humans only in supporting roles). Watch the Exception category for rocks, beer, coffee cups, and….?

Alert: The Ark crew is traveling and expects to have limited net accesss for the next four days. Boardings will be slow….
Alert 2 – 4/28 : The Ark’s hosting site and others has been under DOS attack for some time. If you see this alert message you know that it resolved before staff left for today’s field trips. There may be few or no updates until tonight.
Alert 3 – 4/28 2:00 PM EDT: The good news: our hosting site appears to have recovered. The bad news: the boarders you see are the ones we have. If you submitted or tried to trackback and don’t see your boarder listed please resubmit. We apologize for the inconvenience. Back tonight….

We will add your post to the list if you do one of the following:

  • Leave a comment or trackback to this post (Don’t panic if you get back an “internal server error” message. Haven’t been able to figure out why this is happening but comments still seem to post.). Also note that all comments are now moderated,
  • Use the Carnival Submission Form,
  • Use the Blog Carnival Submission Form,
  • Email Modulator or
  • Our extensive staff finds it during our weekly search of the web

Of course, if our staff goes on strike then we will link only those posts someone tells us about. Time permitting we will continue boardings until the Carnival of the Cats goes up on Sunday.

Do link to the Friday Ark whether you use trackbacks or not.

Visit each border and come back regularly Friday-Sunday to visit new boarders.

Extra, Extra: All Ark boarders are invited to shout out at the Friday Ark Frapper Map. (57 shouts as of 04/27) BTW, the slideshow of the pics folks included is pretty nifty!

Dog folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Dogs hosted by Mickey’s Musings.

Cat folks: remember to submit your links to the Carnival of the Cats which goes up every Sunday and the 110th edition will be hosted this week by Furry Paws. There are more weekly cats at eatstuff’s Weekend Cat Blogging which has many participants who may not be familiar to Ark or Carnival participants. Do go shout out at The Catbloggers Frappr Map.

Bird folks: I and the Bird: A Blog Carnival for Bird Lovers is published every 2 weeks. The 22nd edition is up and hosted by Home Bird Notes.

For the spineless: Circus of the Spineless. A monthly celebration of Insects, Arachnids, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Worms and most anything else that wiggles. The seventh edition is at Research at a Snail’s Pace. The 8th edition will be up Sunday April 30 hosted by Get Busy Livin’, or Get Busy Bloggin’.

Arkive editions of the Friday Ark.

DogsInvertebratesBirdsOther VertebratesIn MemoriamDidn’t Make It
Exceptions (inclusion not guaranteed)
For other current carnivals check out The Conservative Cat’s Carnival Page, The Blog Carnival and The TTLB Uber Carnival

Note for Haloscan Users: Haloscan started (the end of July) rejecting trackbacks if they were submitted “too rapidly” by the same host. I don’t know what the timer is but it is long enough so that it was very difficult to ping everyone that is using Haloscan for trackbacks. I’m sure that they are doing this to try to hold back the tide of trackback spam but it makes the service pretty useless for carnival type posts. Perhaps you can contact them and urge some different solution. Update: Typepad appears to be doing the same thing. Everytime I update the Ark it appears the timers are reset and the long list of MT autogenerated pings fail. Yecchhhh….

Away Message

The Modulator staff will spend the next 4 days on a field trip to a remote area near some beautiful rain forests and wilderness areas.
There won’t be much net access, perhaps some dial up and 1 wireless hotspot in the area (if operational).
The Friday Ark is set to go up automatically at about 3:15 AM EDT if lack of access impedes manual posting.

I do expect net access issues to impede updates to the Ark throughout the weekend so regular boarders please be patient.