Sunday, December 25, 2005

Bad Blogger

Man, Blogger is worse than I've ever seen it.

I had our web host provider check yesterday and our part of it looks good. But the Blogger service is a mess. I have tried to publish the blog about a hundred times over the past day and a half -- sometimes it'll get to 20 or 40 percent, or even 80 percent, and then it ... just ... sits ... there. Sometimes it deletes the whole blog, sometimes you see part of it, sometimes there are comments, sometimes there aren't.

Just a minute ago I tried republishing for the 101st time, and voila -- it worked. I don't know if that means it's fixed, or if Venus passing through Leo in conjunction with the rising moon and holding my mouth a certain way led to a harmonic convergence that lasted an instant.

At least over the holidays people aren't on the Internet as much as usual, this would've been bad on a regular weekday.

Blogger is a free service. They're owned by Google, so we expect them to "do no evil," but performance is notoriously undependable, and their support is more a source of humor than anything. I have never had them respond to any question I've asked them. Ever. When you submit a problem, they email you this generic list of obvious things to try, and that's that.

Anyway, if you try to leave a comment and it doesn't appear, don't worry, it will eventually. If the blog is cut off or missing, it's not that we've decided to truncate it, it's just that Blogger is somewhat ill. Keep trying.


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