Saturday, February 10, 2018

Blogger is broken.



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  1. 7mp Sta and you came through 5x5 here. Haven't tried posting on my blog for a while. Nothing really worth fussing about anyhow. Rainy and foggy here.

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    1. This morning (Monday, about 10:30) I seem to be able to get onto the blog and it seems to be working normally. I'm not sure if it's fixed though, as once before this past week I got on without trouble, then when I tried to move a draft to post, it went down.

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    1. They will eventually figure out that something is wrong, Gorges, and get around to fixing it. I have not noticed that the "blogger team" is very responsive to issues when they come up. It's usually a matter of having to deal with a problem for several days, then it just goes away. Naturally, I am always concerned that either my equipment is malfunctioning, or I've picked up a virus. At least I don't have to worry about that now.

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  3. I was getting that error if I went to the page, but if I went directly to a specific post, from my precently visited links tab, it went ok. Hang in there.

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    1. Seems to be working this morning (Monday) but the emphasis is on "seems." The only good things about blogger are that it's free, and lots of interesting people use it. The problem with some of the others, like Wordpress, is that they are not 100% compatible. Harry Flashman can't comment on your blog, for instance, but Philip Nolan can. That has happened to me on a number of blogs, and I have never figured out why, but the ones it happens on are all Word Press.

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  4. I have to refresh your blog a couple of times to bring it up.

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    1. This morning(Monday) it seems to be working normally on my end. At least it is letting me respond to comments. Whether it is really 100% or not remains to be seen.

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    1. I hope at least some people didn't go through the "remove all your cookies, empty you cache) drill. That's a major evolution for someone like me who has marginal computer skills at best. And it was all for nothing. There's also the creeping suspicion that I might have picked up a virus, despite AVG. Once I found out that was not the case, I hoped I could save some other folks going through the same evolution.

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  6. Yes. I have been noticing this all over the blogs I read.
    "Error", second, third, forth time I can connect to them.
    Interestingly, if I link from another blog, and click on the current page title rather than the blog name, it always works.

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    1. Someone else noticed that, too. I think it's a technical error that the blogger crew will have to fix at some point. I know from reading the comments on the user forum that it's hitting people all over the planet, and not just Americans.

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  7. I figured that was the case when I got error messages...well I presume a few folks at google are in a tizzy, I hope.

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    1. Hilogene, you would think there would be some sign of effort on the part of the Google Blogger "Team." But the "working issues" page had nothing at all about this when I checked it , and the "blogger forum" is mainly peopled by individuals not associated with Google. It's as if Google is ignoring it and waiting for the problem to go away. Does seem like it may have been fixed now though, as I'm able to get on the blog and respond to comments.

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  8. Hi Harry :) I've had many issues with Blogger over the years. One time all of my photos disappeared on my old blog, another time I was actually locked out for a few weeks. I guess you get what you pay for huh? ;) I never saw that Alec Guinness movie, I like him a lot. I only knew him from Star Wars before I got educated with old movies! He has an unmistakable voice!

    It's freezing rain here tonight, we're keeping our fingers crossed that the power stays on. Didn't stop the annoying adrenaline junkies from revving the snowmobiles all day though. Blah, at least they'll be gone tomorrow!

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    1. Rain, Blogger has one big thing going for it. Almost everyone uses it. There's another one called "Word Press" that is not free. I tried to use it years ago, and could never get the hang of it so went back to blogger. Also, Word Press is not completely compatible with Blogger, so when your "Blogger" friends try to leave comments, sometimes they can't.

      You'd like the Alec Guinness "Little Lord Fountleroy". It's a good story to start with, and there are a lot of versions of it, but that's the best.

      We had a really bad rain storm come through. The wind picked up my little garden table and both chairs, and threw them out into the meadow, smashed the table to bits as it did. I lost about 20 shakes off the buildings, but don't have any leaks. One thing about a shake roof, it's redundant in terms of overlapping shakes preventing leaks.

      Hope your power stayed on. We lost power during the storm but we knew we would and they got it back on in a reasonable time frame.

      Snowmobiles for you are like dirt bikes for me. Fortunately, my land is situated in such a manner that not many people come out around me, and I own enough that nobody can ride on the adjacent property (it's forest service) and bug me!

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    2. That must have been a heck of a windstorm. We lost some big branches because the freezing rain turned to snow and the poor trees can't handle that. It's nice and quiet today though, snowing a little bit but the sun is out!

      I tried Word Press too...In fact, I do have an account, and all I managed to do was put a link to my Blogger blog lol...Check out This Link to see my techie expertise on WP lol!

      It's a little more complicated than I have the patience for. I do love Blogger because it's easier. And you're right so many people use it which is nice.

      I managed to figure out how to set up my own domain name and link it to Blogger, I hope that I never have to switch to another platform though! I fear change lol! ;)

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    3. Yeah, it was one of the strongest I've experienced here, sounded like ocean waves coming a long way off, and then roaring over you.

      Does having your own domain name mean you have your own web page? If it does, I'd like to go see it.

      Blogger is the devil I know, as opposed to the devil I don't.

      Yesterday the gas truck ran over my satellite dish, and my wife fell down the stairs carrying a laundry basket and hurt her knee. Some days are diamonds, some days are stones. :-(

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    4. Rain, I went to your page, and I liked it . That's not your real name on it, is it? :-0

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    5. Yup that's my real name :) Rain Frances in the flesh lol...I pay for a domain name rainfrances.com, through "namecheap.com". It's about $12 USD per year plus $3 for something called "WhoIsGuard" that protects you against most spam. I don't "host" my site anywhere, I have just put a setting on Blogger so that when you type in www.rainfrances.com it links you right to my blogger blog. Alex set it all up for me, I'm not too sure about it all! Alex has his website hosted and it's expensive, it costs him about $200 a year.

      Oh, I hope your wife is okay, poor lady!!! And the gas company, omg, I hope they're paying for that!!!

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    6. Rain, at the risk of being an annoying old man, maybe it isn't a good idea to link your blog to something that has your real name. Even very nice ladies, like Lisa at Three Bears farm, get trolls and hate mail from sickos sometimes. You are a really nice person and that's just the kind of individual some of these wretches love to flak. Just a thought....

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    7. Oh thanks Harry :) I do have a last name, but never use it publicly online or in real life...I thought about that too! Thanks for being an annoying old man lol :) I stopped using my last name about 8 years ago when I disowned the family and made a fresh start in life, bad upbringing and all that. Frances is my middle name and it's become my unofficial last name except for taxes and legal docs and stuff like that. Thanks for looking out for me! :)

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    8. Good, Rain. They can't track you down with your middle name, I don't think. When I use the net, I always use a name with a historical connotation, so if somebody tries to run me down, they will get thousands of hits on the name.

      A long time ago, when I had the old blog, some trolls from England got my real name and then they found my phone number. They started calling me at night, making threats. That was not a pleasant experience. I try to be careful about "opsec" which is operational security, and not do things that would let unpleasant people find me. Every so often, I make a mistake and my cronies will email me and say "hey, I can see your license plate in that picture on the last post" or "you are showing your county property marker in that shot of the creek." Then I hurry and fix the post before Cleo or some of the other Legion of Darkness sees it. ;-)

      We all do that for each other, and you are certainly a good friend so I will try to cover your six, just like I know you would do for me. Sometimes a vigilant pal can really save your bacon. ;-)

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    9. That's nice to hear! I do that too, if I notice someone's personal information out there. I'm very careful not to show too much information about where I live etc...but yes, if you ever noticed these things, I'd appreciate being told! That's awful about the trolls...I had one bad comment one time, I just sent it to spam and deleted it. Your blog could be considered more controversial than mine! :) I love that, the legion of darknes ha ha! :)

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    10. Even the most uncontroversial blogs will attract trolls. I don't understand what these individuals get out of that kind of activity, I figure they are just sick.

      We'll watch each other's backs. You will probably need to keep a sharp eye on me, my OPSEC sometimes leaves much to be desired. ;-)

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  9. Yup, noticed it on a couple of others. I'm used to computer crap being random or not working so just kept at it till it either did what I wanted or died altogether.

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    1. Loren, my problem is that I'm obsessive about my communications systems, and the internet is probably the most important to me these days. So when it doesn't work I am very aggravated. But yours is the more reasonable and rational approach.

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  10. the whole net has been wonky last few days.....the package is in the mail.9505 5106 9847 8041 1053 09 take care. out.

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    1. Blogger seems to be working about as well as usual right now, so maybe it got fixed. Our maybe uploading the new Google chrome update fixed the problem, or maybe one of the six "important" Windows updates I ran today fixed it. Who knows. Maybe it isn't fixed at all. But blogger seems to be working normally tonight (Wed, 14 Feb about 1930)

      I got the package and contents. Very nice indeed and I appreciate your going to the trouble. A welcome addition to my stock of that particular item, which is not so easy to find these days!

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  11. Harry, i had to drive 12 hours this weekend returning home from a funeral..... most of it in this crappy sometimes pouring rain. I would have loved to have been able to stay in in the warmth of my home. The weather was bad enough, but it was the idiots that refused to slow down that really made it bad.

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    1. Matt, that's a long way to go for something like that. I would only go if it was my wife, or one of my kids.

      Driving in the rain is tiring and unnerving, and you are even more at the mercy of the percentage of morons who should not be driving at all, but are.

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  12. harry, yu might enjoy the 'chicken feathers' web log today [monday] it is chicken mom.
    a letter from a young marine to the family from boot camp.

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    1. Let me look at that, I appreciate the heads up.

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  13. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Maybe leave blogger and go to minds.com and leave video's there. Google is reluctant to repair legacy platforms and now google/youtube has been going shutting down video creators by 'shadow banning' and other schemes.

    I think youtube, facebook are becoming less and less popular due to rules and political correctness.

    maybe try doing video's including gun video's on old rifles on minds.com or bitchute.com. There are many lean and mean competitors that are more than willing to lean to freedom in order to gain an audience.

    On facebook real fast. Facebook is facing 'zero growth' for younger crowds and will soon go the way of myspace.

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    1. I had a facebook account, so I could look at face book pages by companies like AIM. But it turns out my real last name is also a common last name in India (that sucks, I'm Scotch Irish) and every time I turned on the computer I had twenty or so "suggested friends" from "potential family members" over in Wogastan. I deleted the account.

      I can barely keep up with blogger, CC. And really, I only leave the videos on there for my blog pals, just to keep in touch. I know you are doing a lot of this new stuff, and it sounds good, but it also sounds like a lot of work.

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