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ARRRGH ! Is Google Getting Sloppy?

Has anybody noticed that Blogger is choking more, and more often? It’s bad enough that late night posting is almost an impossibility, BUT even now during the daytime it takes forever to login or get my new post to show up!

And page loading time - we-hell… all I can say is better grab a hot toddy, turn the telly on and hope your favorite episode of the Apprentice is showing. And if you have more than one blog you will notice these problems happen with different blogs at different times. Very inconsistent and extremely maddening!!!

A quick check on the Blogger Status RSS channel provides cryptic messages like these:

Update Tue, Nov 30 2004: By Jason Goldman

“Sorry for the late notice, but Blogger will be down for about 15 minutes starting at 1:30pm (Pacific Time).

Update: This has been completed.”

Posted on Tue, Nov 30 2004:

“We’ve had to restart the databases multiple times today because of server freezes. During the freezes, users would have encountered error pages when trying to access their blogs.

We’re planning on a number of improvements this week to address this very serious situation. First, we will be pushing new code to both gather information on these freezes as well as revise some features to put less strain on the database. Second, we will be effectively doubling the number of machines used to handle the db workload. I will update status with additional information our progress toward these goals.”

Even with all these alleged “improvements” I see no such improvement. Is Google getting sloppy or is it the price to pay for popularity? Too many users, and not enough resources. Is it time to be looking elsewhere for another blogging solution?

Bloke Update: It took most of the day just to get this message posted!

Written November 30th, 2004 by | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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