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Blogger Will Be Down

I went to see why I couldn’t leave a comment at Rants from the Rookery and saw:

Friday, November 03, 2006

Blogger will go down for maintenance on Sunday 4pm PDT. This maintenance will last 45 minutes.

Posted by asdf at 18:17 PST

It has become the norm to have problems with Blogger on the weekend.


1 ellroon { 11.04.06 at 7:59 am }

Damned Blogger. It said SUNDAY, and I have been having a hell of a time posting since Friday night.

/tinfoil hat: I think it’s in preparation for the complete shut down on election day.

2 oldwhitelady { 11.04.06 at 8:08 am }

I did have some problems with blogger, recently. Luckily, I usually catch it at it’s best behavior.

3 Bryan { 11.04.06 at 10:15 am }

Ellroon, I sense they are still having hardware problems and problems sharing the load in their server farm. My feeling is that your ability to post is a reflection of which server your site is on and the time of day.

There will definitely be problems on election day as usage spikes across all of the Google network.

OWL, I think the timing of posts is a key. Being in the middle time zones helps take the edge off.

4 Mustang Bobby { 11.04.06 at 1:17 pm }

Listen, after seeing “Hacking Democracy,” I’m about to start believing any software glitch is nefarious.

5 Bryan { 11.04.06 at 1:36 pm }

I don’t doubt for a second, Bobby, that some of this are politically motivated denial of service attacks, and other script-kiddy, brute force actions. You can deal with them, but they are a drain on resources.

Blogger had to waste a lot of time cleaning out a nest of spammers setting up accounts not that long ago and it’s cheap to hire a spammer to target blogs.

6 ellroon { 11.04.06 at 2:13 pm }

Now it’s dumped a post I had up. …. I have to remind myself that this is a free service. Interesting to see how proprietary I have become about my blog, my precious…

7 Bryan { 11.04.06 at 3:39 pm }

You breathe deeply, store a copy off line, and don’t take it too seriously.