After almost 2 years of problems with various bits of my blog software I think I have it pretty much totally working. Due to perl and some coding that give pretty much no error messages I have had lingering problems since June 2009. Today as I was upgrading I stumbled across not so much a fix (since I am still not sure of exact source of problem) but a workaround. I still have one other quirk, but luckily it isn’t preventing me from posting / updating the site. Unfortunately it seems the Movable Type platform has been slowly dying as other platforms like wordpress improve around it. Mostly I am too lazy / worried about switching platforms to make a jump. Maybe the next server build I do I will switch.
For those that are curious about my issue check out this thread on a forum going back to the beginning of the problem.