The Knuckleheads of the Day award
Today's winners are Google and Blogger. They get the award for the repeated outages Blogspot bloggers have had to endure for at least the last week.
Blogger does make an effort to apologize-
You need to look no further than our status blog or perhaps your own experiences to know that Blogger had a significant number of unplanned outages this last week (forgive me my euphemisms?) and a handful of planned ones to clean up from the unplanned ones. It’s been a Murphyesque cavalcade of power failures, fileserver trouble, and wonky network hardware, and I hope you’ll believe me when I say that the Blogger staff is even more sick of it than you are.That was written on October 26th. The worst outages were on October 28th and 29th. On both days, I couldn't post or update my blog for much of the morning and part of the afternoons. Most other blogspot bloggers had to endure the same. Rick at SOTP is just one example.
First up, our apologies. We really regret these outages, which were a nuisance (or worse) to you. The past week’s performance was not representative of the kind of service we want to provide for you.
Blogger hasn't been very good at keeping people informed. When they do, it is almost comical.
...I’m pleased to point out that our status blog is now powered by the new version of Blogger. This means that we will be free of the Catch-22 of problems with the current version of Blogger preventing us from reporting about the problems with the current version of Blogger. (And we’ll fix that bug that makes it look like all the posts came from me. We’re on it.)Don't you just love this outfit?
Someone may point out that blogger's services are free. Fine, so and we don't get any customer service. It is sort of a trade off. However Blogger and google are failing to keep up their end of the bargain. To provide webhositing. At present, Blogging at blogspot is like pulling teeth. Its painful and frustrating. Google could afford to buy You Tube, but can they ever get their act together in regards to Blogger?
Google and Blogger are today's Knuckleheads of the Day.
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