Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger Fails

In case you haven't noticed Blogger has been down for thirty odd hours and it appears still to be come and go service. As frustrating as this is Google has said nothing about what is going on or why so one has to take things as they come.




I have lost posts and have been trying to re-write as many as I can but Blogger has more frustrating than satisfying, though things seem to be back to normal so I am resuming normal posting. I hope the recent pattern of repeatedly writing the same post and having the system reject it over and over again is now over! Expect a new essay at 5pm Eastern time.




If anything this frustration has shown me how much I am enjoying working this blog and taking the pictures and planning my essays. All my plans are in confusion and the time set aside to compose the essays has been wasted! Oh well.



I apologize of course on behalf of the half-wits at Google who have lost control of their system. Perhaps we should take this failure as a preview of the collapse that a lot of people believe is headed our way, a mixture of Peak Oil, Climate Change, Endless War, Economic Greed, and Political Corruption. A nasty mixture indeed that my modest picture taking keeps at bay from the forefront of my mind.



I look forward to everything going back to normal, at least for a while longer...And irony of ironies on Wednesday, the very day the system failed I recorded 1040 visitors to my blog the largest number ever in a single day. I wrote an essay thanking you all for your support but that effort has vanished into the ether like so much else I wrote this week. Thank you all anyway for your interest.



Cheers


Michael and Cheyenne.




14 comments:

RichardM said...

Yep, I lost a couple of posts as well. Is this the beginning of the end for Google. They always seemed competent in the past...

bobskoot said...

Mr Conchscooter:

All last night I was thinking of you, and your inability to do any posting, nor even being able to log into Blogger. It must have been frustrating. I was going to post a short entry but gave up . . .

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

bobskoot said...

Hey Mr Conch:

I noticed that my hard work was deleted too, and I don't keep a backup. Bloggers last message was that they were going to restore all posts from AM May 11th onward, so they may shut down again to restore them

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

bobskoot said...

Hey Conch:

I would hold off on any posts, or also posting any comments to other blogs, temporarily.

they (blogger) are still going to restore all posts and comments from 7:37am May 11. they were going to do it yesterday evening, but pushed it back . . .

http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/blogger/thread?tid=7b6d0384a4f5fa00&hl=en

if you do any posts/comments now, before they restore, then their restoration process may delete your new posts etc.

I lov U

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Conchscooter said...

I am totally frustrated - I have pictures all ready to download and tons of stories planned. I have been exercising like mad to wear off the frustratuion but it hasn't worked. All I've done is stump around the house preventing Cheyenne from napping.

bobskoot said...

Mr Conch:

If I lived closer, I'd take you to Pepe's for dinner

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Anonymous said...

1040 visitors!!! Congratulations!!!!

Keep up the great work!!!!

Bob from Livingston Montana

Conchscooter said...

Tnank you Bob. bobskoot thinks I am going to run out of words. Ho hum.

Anonymous said...

Michael and Cheyenne, I just want to let you know how much I enjoy your blog and look forward to reading about Cheyennes travels around the islands. Even though I'm stuck in NJ this blog lets me visit my favorite area several times each day. I have learned alot from you both. Thanks, Vic (Scooter Cruiser)

Greg P. said...

1,040 visitors? Wow. I had a grand reply to your Jack Riepe post (the original, with the cussing in it), but it looks like it has been lost in the ether.

Oh, well.

FYI: Jennifer made it to Key West today around noon-1pm-ish. Sorry Layne was so busy...it'd be nice to get them together.

Maybe next time. Which can be as early as next week. Just FYI. ;-)

Conchscooter said...

Vic- thank you. I have lots of energy to do more with the blog and I hope you will learn more about these islands than I have so far managed to convey.
Greg, Layne had time thurs but today was not going to work. Key West is a tough place to break into.

The Florida Blogger said...

I think Blogger will repost your blogs. I think...

Danette said...

Hi Conchscooter! A fellow blogger posted on the backup option in blogger. I didn't realize there was such a thing and thought perhaps it might be useful to you as well. her blogpost on it is http://ink-spells.blogspot.com/2011/05/importance-of-backing-up.html Might be helpful if you don't already have your posts backed up. If you do then you're a step a head of me!!!

Conchscooter said...

I reposted the ones that dropped but they appeared without comments, and the new ones are back in the queue but will check the back up option. Thanks.