May 11, 2003

Warning signs

Kevin Parrott is pissed off at Blogger. If I were the Blogger people, I'd be hiding under my desks right now and sucking my thumbs. (I'd be plural too.) Aw heck, they have probably been doing that for weeks now.

Also: dig those crazy signs. I was going to make some in the neat sign-maker program (needs Acrobat Reader), but I couldn't think of anything neat to say.

(No, no permalinks, you can't connect to any permalinks in Blogspot blogs, what are you, crazy?)

Update: Kevin has Paypal and Amazon links up -- help a fellow blogger escape from the evil Blogspot dungeon.

Posted by Andrea Harris at May 11, 2003 10:01 PM

That dang sign maker program is addictive!

Posted by: Ith at May 11, 2003 at 10:05 PM

Problems on Blogspot? I'm shocked! Shocked, I say!

Posted by: Denny Wilson at May 11, 2003 at 11:29 PM

Actually, Blogger permalinks do work(mine seem to, anyway). As long as you go through the whole Archives/No archives/Archives bit and republish your stupid archives every single time you publish anything at all. It's what I've been doing lately.

Posted by: Christopher Johnson at May 12, 2003 at 04:59 AM

Yep! Chris is right about that, but that is just
a lot of extra effort. And the other problems Kevin is experiencing, I got also . It drove me off Blogspot. And I tried to comment to Kevin about what Hosting Matters cost and his freaking comments don't' work. Arrrgggghhh!

Posted by: Denny Wilson at May 12, 2003 at 09:49 AM

I sent him an email telling him about it. (Re the archiving thing -- it seems to not work on certain sites -- his seems to be experiencing a complete meltdown. Maybe he's on a different server or something than blogspot sites that work.)

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 12, 2003 at 10:00 AM

Blogger got to be very frustrating after a while. I got tired of their infinite "We're rewriting everything and it will work much better than the last time we rewrote everything" loop. I love what they're doing, much love and support, etc, etc, but it's not reliable enough for me to use.

Posted by: Phillip Harrington at May 12, 2003 at 12:44 PM

Woah! Personality-change-whiplash! Who's this guy then?

Ahem. Anyway, yes -- Blogger has gotten to be too unwieldy for its owners to handle. Or maybe Google is hoping everyone will leave the service so they can dump it and have some journalist shill proclaim that "Blogging is Dead -- Journalism is Safe!"

Posted by: Andrea Harris at May 12, 2003 at 02:10 PM