Saturday, March 18, 2006

Blog me a river

Yesterday and this day Blogger has been acting strange. I've been getting 404 and 403 errors when I visit my blog. Apparently some kind of bad filter was screwing up some of the blogs so "the powers that be" had to transfer some accounts.

The (sic) filer that we have been having trouble with in the last few days failed again. Those blogs that are stored on the bad filer are temporarily not available for publishing and viewing. We are working on replacing the filer and restoring access to the blogs affected.

Google, what have you done to Blogger? Nah, it's not their fault, but Google has been pretty crap lately that I just want to rant against it. The gentle giant has been swallowed by the dark side, it has become what it does not want to be. It has become like the big bad colossus at Redmond. Still, Google has been very innovative and is still grabbing web 2.0 start ups like there's no tomorrow. So they grabbed Writely what's next, maybe a web spreadsheet and a web presentation package.

One thing about Google is you just don't know what's in the works. Google, next agenda - World domination, anyone?
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