Minh’s Notes

Human-readable chicken scratch

Minh Nguyễn
July 5th, 2004


My notes, now Live

mxn.f2o.org will remain my blog’s main URL for now, but I have now added livejournal.com/~1ec5 to my list of mirrors.

Why on earth would I do such a thing? Is it because I have too much free time on my hands?

Well, yes. It is summer, after all. But I’m also doing this so LiveJournal users can finally call me their friend. (Aww, how touching.) I’m also doing this so that, on the rare occasion that my host’s servers go down, I have a backup.

I made a similar move with previous websites of mine: before WebJump went out of business, I created a mirror for LSP Online at Netfirms; later, when my Netfirms site was my primary one, I created a mirror at FortuneCity. After LSP Online’s days ended, I created a mirror for MingerWeb at Akshor. (That mirror was since taken offline.) It’s always a good strategy to have a backup, and I’ve followed that strategy very consistenly.

Of course, I do have an alterior motive. I’m just desperate to see what’s inside Chris Schlechter’s elusive LiveJournal, which is “friends only.” (Hint, hint; nudge, nudge.)

The best part about this mirror is that it’s automatic. For three days now, I’ve struggled to figure out how MTLJPost works. MTLJPost is a plugin for Movable Type (my weblogging software) that automagically copies my MT entries over to LiveJournal – no buttons pushed. As it turns out, the only thing I did wrong those three days was that I placed one little file, post.pl in the wrong folder. (That part of the instructions really needs to be clarified.)

A mirror like this will be quite handy when another hacking raid occurs with the St. X Student Webring.


  1. As I write this entry, I am in the process of expanding my online presence.

  2. This site will remain the main location for my blog for the foreseeable future, but I’ve now added test.livejournal.org/~1ec5 to my list of mirrors. That’s right: I have an account with the


  1. This comment, posted by kathy on Tuesday, August 24th, 2004 at 12:10 AM, was accidentally deleted:

    so where does the post.pl file go?


  2. It goes in the same folder as mt.cgi. The instructions, unfortunately, don’t make that very clear.

  3. I wish people would let me know about things like broken documentation. I'd update things if I knew.