Saturday, May 14, 2011
While Blogger was Down
Suddenly all the stuff I wanted to upload was put on hold. I felt lost. What would I do? Oh, dear, problems on the Internet. Maybe Wikipedia would have the answer.
I consoled myself by remembering that I'd somehow managed to have a full and rich life before online socializing. so I took the day off. Not literally; I had to work at my day job, but I did a bit of gardening late Thursday afternoon and spent the night doing something really old fashioned. I read a book. Quaint.
I'm familiar with bugs, as I work in high tech, but I was really taken aback by the panic and anger expressed by many bloggers, which I read on various help pages. I completely understood how annoying it was, but it's a free service, and I am fairly certain those Blogger engineers were pulling an all-nighter to put things right. I am actually quite thankful that there are people working very hard behind the scenes so I can have this great place to hang out, express my opinions, and meet new people.
I missed everyone, and I am glad Blogger is back, but if it ever happens again (and it will because servers occasionally fail and code contains bugs), I'll trust the Blogger engineers to be on top of things, and I will do just what I did on Thursday. Take the day off and do some old fashioned stuff ... like engage with some 3D people.
What did you do while Blogger was down?