This blog is still alive, just in semi-hibernation. When I want to write something longer than a tweet about something other than math or sci-fi, here is where I'll write it.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
A note for people using Blogger.
Here's a little tip for other bloggers using Blogger software from Google. About a week ago, Blogger was on the fritz and could not be reached. When it came back, posts that had been written for about a day before the system crash were first missing, then returned, but any comments were lost and the labels went all screwy.
A small price to pay, but if that's the worst crash in four or five years, it's something I can live with.
But there were other bugs that only some people are going to see. I also put together blogs for my students in certain classes with notes and practice problem and the like, but I use a different gmail account. After the crash, when I would log into my "professional" alias, it would only link to my silly Matty Boy blogs. I tried several different fixes and they all came to naught. I emailed Google, but good luck with that!
There is an option called "Blogger in draft". When I go to the other account and click on the "Blogger in draft" button, my classroom blogs can be accessed.
Yay, weird workarounds for problems which Google fails to acknowledge the existence! Granted, I don't know how many people have multiple blogs under multiple aliases, but I'm guessing I'm not unique in the world.