What's going on at blogger today?
April 13, 2000 10:56 AM   Subscribe

What's going on at blogger today? The damn thing goes down more than anyone i've ever dated.
posted by milhous (19 comments total)
Good, I thought I was the only one. What's going on?

I can see the crowds now pounding on their door like Zombies.
posted by Cavatica at 11:06 AM on April 13, 2000

Braiiiiins! Braaaiiinns! Braaaaiiiiiiiiins!think of all the clever comments I would be making if Blogger weren't being difficult...
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 11:32 AM on April 13, 2000

Send more Paramedics!! Send more Cops!! hahaha!
posted by Cavatica at 11:48 AM on April 13, 2000

I thinks it's about time Matt put up a page dedicated to only Blogger complaints...
posted by wendell at 11:57 AM on April 13, 2000

Do you think it would be a good idea not to post to MF every time a Web site is down?
posted by jkottke at 11:59 AM on April 13, 2000

Whoops. Were those *your* Post-Toasties, Jason? Sorry about that.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 12:07 PM on April 13, 2000

Obviously jason doesn't rely on blogger for his fine html needs.
posted by milhous at 12:14 PM on April 13, 2000

Hi guys. Yes, Blogger is bad these days -- today, especially. We're not sure what's going on -- other than it's a victim of it's success and these are rather typical scalability problems that a lot of sites (esp. appplications) run into when their growth reaches a certain threshold. Not that that makes it all right! But I just want everyone to know, that we're very, VERY aware of the problems. We've spent a lot of money and even more time trying to solve them, and we're spending more until we get Blogger responding like a Ritz-Carlton bellhop (sorry -- I'm stretching for an analogy here).

In a nutshell, the official story is: Sorry, we suck. But we're trying to suck less. We appreciate your patience.

BTW, MetaFilter is being served from Pyra now -- so we don't *totally* suck -- maybe we should have Matt stop designing and start recoding Blogger! (Just kidding, Matt. ;)
posted by evhead at 12:25 PM on April 13, 2000

FWIW, we worry because we care, ev.   ;^)   It's all about the blogger love.
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 12:33 PM on April 13, 2000

Putting six coders on that server really killed it, huh? :)
posted by dhartung at 1:28 PM on April 13, 2000

I never meant for my initial post on this matter to be of a pessimistic nature...i was kinda just pokin' the boys in the ribs a bit. It's a great thing to have, and it's free, so it's hard to complain too much.
posted by milhous at 2:03 PM on April 13, 2000

I wonder why Blogger is so silly ...

posted by treebjen at 2:04 PM on April 13, 2000

Ahem...and *girl* don't forget. Poke the boys and the girl in the ribs a bit.
posted by megnut at 2:36 PM on April 13, 2000

Mmmm... girl ribs.
posted by owen at 2:40 PM on April 13, 2000

Now that blogger appears to be back, my website's server is down. I think i should just give up for the day.

Yes yes.....girl ribs.
posted by milhous at 2:42 PM on April 13, 2000

Oh great. Just as I'm getting over Neale's evhead banner I'm stuck with an image of Meg covered in BBQ sauce. Damn you Pyrates! Damn you all to Hell!!!
posted by CrazyUncleJoe at 3:17 PM on April 13, 2000

I'm sorry.
It's all my fault.
Obviously, attempting to publish the extreme level of blathering drivel in my new meta-blog has fried the server's synapses.
Just look at the notices blog on the front page: Ev's apology is timestamped April 13th at 11:30PM, and I first saw it around Noon (unless of course, Pyra has secretly packed up and moved to somewhere in Asia!)
posted by wendell at 3:37 PM on April 13, 2000

The Pyra Crew actually work in my car hole now. You know, it really sucks having to do things like fetch them drinks and sandwiches.
Funnily enough though, mark has asked to move in...
posted by Neale at 4:37 PM on April 13, 2000

I feel compelled to point out that, given enough time, CUJoe imagines everything covered in BBQ Sauce.
posted by plinth at 5:54 AM on April 14, 2000

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