Friday, November 03, 2006
Oh, Blogger, Where Art Thou?
So what exactly is the deal with blogger?
One BG wrote this at the end of her comment the other day: I'm going to sign in as either other or anonymous here because as a fellow blogger I can't post comments because I'm on beta with Bloggers new system and right now they don't talk to each other. Very frustrating.
Yes, I know blogger’s in the middle of doing this beta gig, although I’m not quite sure what the deal is. Apparently some have been invited to do the beta twist and some haven’t. I possess no enlightenment as to what sorts of behavior the beta-ites have engaged in that I have not. To this date, I and Forensics and Faith remain uninvited to the party.
Maybe I’m the last to know this, but it wasn’t long ago that I even learned blogspot is owned by google. Could have knocked me over with a feather. So what’s google’s excuse? How many times do you go to the google home page and find it slow to load, or totally unavailable? Uh-huh. That's what I thought. Now how many times to you try to load a blogger post, or comment to a post—and find nothing happens?
I have found a helpful site to see what’s what if you run into problems: blogger status. Just take a look at this site's postings for the past few days:
Thursday, November 02, 2006: Photo uploading is having problems currently on www.blogger.com. We are working on fixing the problem. Update 2:45 PM (PST): The issue has been fixed.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006: There are currently problems with photo uploading, we are working on fixing them. Update 11:40 AM(PST): This issue has been resolved.
Monday, October 30, 2006: We have been working through a series of publishing issues since Saturday morning. The problems have been transient: for some users they were more frequent than for others. We are still working to resolve this completely and will post updates. Blogger beta has not been affected. Update: this has been fixed.
Sunday, October 29, 2006: There are problems with publishing to blogs. We are working on fixing this. Blogs on the beta are not affected. Update 9:14 AM (PST): Publishing works now, expect some slowness though as we wrap up fixing this issue. Update 16:52 PST: Blogger is inaccessible due to a problematic piece of networking hardware - it should be fixed soon. Update 17:00 PST: The networking issue has been fixed.
Thursday, October 26, 2006: Sincere apologies for the short notice but we will take down both blogger.com and blogspot.com at 2 PM PST today to replace the piece of network equipment that was causing the outages…
I read this and wonder if the poor blogger geeks ever get any sleep. They are fixing things practically 'round the clock.
Any BGs out there know the scoop? Why can’t we bloggers just blog and upload photos and generally behave like blog hogs in blog heaven? Will the google glitch madness ever stop?
P.S. I tried loading today's photo five times and gave up. An hour later, it worked.