Friday, April 20, 2012


Let me apologize preemptively to all the other barkeeps; the latest "improvement" in Blogger is like an electric fan; if you look at it one way, it sucks. But if you look at it the other way, it blows. For one thing, I cannot get the damn thing to recognize a hard return - that's why all the little RPVs in the preceding post - it was the only way to separate my paragraphs!

Aha! I think I've found it - you need to go over to the right side of the page, pull open the "Options" tab, and tell the stupid bastard to "Press "Enter" for line breaks". Cunning plan, Blogger! Who the fuck doesn't use a carriage return for, y'know, a fucking "carriage return"?

Oh, and good luck posting centered pictures and left-justified text! The pics will pull your text over and center-justify it. Slick, eh?

Oh, and I like the little "location" feature - you wanna "share" your location, just in case your ex-wife, a process server, stalker, random psycho, armed troll, or some whacko who just hates your opinion on Krispy Kreme Honeybuns can find you? That's a fine idea, Blogger!

Hopefully Blogger will get its head out of its fourth point of contact soon, or we may need to discuss moving to another platform.

We shall see.


  1. Watch it, it also eats posts:

  2. "Here's how to go back to the old blogger interface:

    Login to your Blogger account.
    On the top right of the screen you will see Blogger Options. Click that, and from the dropdown, choose Old Blogger Interface."

  3. Thanks, Sven. I think we'll remain in an overwatching position for a while, but I'm VERY unhappy with this "improvement". It appears to be some sort of beta-test version without the, you know, actual testing completed. Idiots.

    1. All the coneheads do it. Even in the defense industry there was a lot of beta testing in the field. Why not let the GIs in the field do software testing for free, they said. And for shame the defense acquisition gurus bought into it. Try to send untested hardware to the field and your contract would have been cut off at the knees. I am at a loss as to how the software engineers got away with it. Did the banks do that with their ATMs, Point-of-Purchase, and online banking software?

  4. And I note that after I changed the interface back I found this at the top of the page:

    "The old Blogger interface will be removed in the coming month."

    So, clearly, the wizards at Blogger are planning to remove the old working system before the v2.0 is fully debugged.

    Oh, well; I guess the platform is worth what we pay for it...

  5. I've never had ( much ) trouble with it.

    But then again, I don't run the joint or babysit it.



  6. Found this while wandering about, another voice heard