"When faced with a problem you do not understand,
do any part of it you do understand; then look at it again."
~(Robert A. Heinlein - "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress")

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Friday, May 13, 2011

It's Friday, the 13th all right!

Wednesday, May 11, I had some repair work done to my car.

That night, I banged out, very quickly, an impromptu post ( $446.99 ) about it and published it.  I felt really good about it, thinking it a fairly decent piece of work.

This morning, looking for it got...

Page not found
Sorry, the page you were looking for in the blog Paul In Houston does not exist.


When I tried to sign in to my account, I got a message that Blogger.com was in read-only mode while they were trying to fix some issues and to check http://status.blogger.com/  for the current status, which revealed...

Blogger Status
Friday, May 13, 2011

We’ve started restoring the posts that were temporarily removed and expect Blogger to be back to normal soon.

Posted by at 06:07 PDT 

To get Blogger back to normal, all posts since 7:37am PDT on Weds, 5/11 have been temporarily removed. We expect everything to be back to normal soon. Sorry for the delay.

Posted by at 04:25 PDT

At the moment (15:45 CDT,  13 May 2011) my little labor of love has just reappeared on my blog, minus a comment it had already received.  Hopefully, that too will be restored soon.

We'll see.

That link above, for blogger.com status, is a nice thing for people who use this service.

Just save it somewhere else for when you may need it though.  Depending on finding it here would be all too reminiscent of an IBM commercial of not too long ago, wherein an employee is telling her supervisor, "Oh, by the way, the email system is down. I sent you an email about it." 

(There truly might be something to this Friday, the 13th business after all. )

From Blogger Buzz: Blogger is back ...
Update (5/13 7:46PM PST): Nearly all posts since Wednesday are restored, now bringing back comments from last couple days. We expect the comments to be back this weekend or sooner.

Update (5/14 5:37 PM PST): We're making progress restoring comments, some blogs with a lot of content are taking a little more time. Thanks for bearing with us.

Update (5/15 10:55PM PST): Blogger should be back to normal for the vast majority of people affected by this issue -- if posts are still missing, please check your drafts (you may need to republish). We are in the process of restoring comments made during the affected period from 7:37am PDT on 5/11 to 1:30pm PDT on 5/12. If you still have other issues, please contact us via the temporary form we’ve set up for this particular issue. Thanks again for bearing with us, we’re deeply sorry for the inconvenience we caused. We’ll share an incident report later this week.

(I'm still  awaiting restoration of the missing comment I mentioned above.  Also, I don't know why they keep saying PST in those updates; I'm pretty sure it's Pacific Daylight Time over there.)

My own update - 20 May 2011, 23:12 CDT -  The missing comment (for $446.99), which was still missing a couple of hours ago, has now reappeared.  Everything I had lost has been fully restored. Took a solid week.  Wouldn't be at all surprised if they were still working on other accounts, but I'm good. :-)


GW said...

Oh, I stop by all the time Paul, whenever you put up a new post. You are in my daily check list at Wolfblogroll. I probably comment on one post out of fifty at any particular blog.

Hmmmm, as to blogger, I did a long post - the one on oil and facts - took about 6 hours of research and another hour or two of writing and editing. Stupidly, oh so stupidly, I hit the post button without saving the post in another program. And like a bad joke from an evil magician, every speck of the post disappeared. It has taken me this many days to mention it without the use of explatives. If blogger experiences a similar problem in the next few years, I will be a wordpress blogger.

Paul_In_Houston said...

Oh, I know you do Sir; my "I'm lonely" invitation (in that comment) was to any reader who might chance by.

I'm delighted to know you haven't gotten bored with me just yet; I know I've a tendency to whine when I'm venting, but I'm trying to get that under control.

Neo-neocon had a recent post on Blogging and burnout in which I commented (re: the tyranny of the sitemeter), "The most frustrating thing is to see some little trifle that was a reaction to something get hit after hit after hit, while another post that was about something I truly love and into which I poured my soul (and really thought I did a pretty decent job on) apparently attracts no interest whatever.


I suppose this is a sign that I need to get a life or something. :(

She sympathized, which suggests that we all have that experience.

In spite of my best attempts to avoid doing so, I probably take myself way too seriously. :(


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