The Great Google Friend (dis)Connect
You gotta love them. They can tell your readers the local weather in your home town. Play tunes when we click on your blog and show-off members of your community. The trouble is when they blink your blog can go poof!
Since yesterday my blog has been down and I spent hours debugging (and bugging my ISP and blog host provider). I checked with Host Tracker, pinged myself and so forth. But nothing seemed to pin it down.
Then my host provider (Saran at HexaHost) said something that clicked (literally). He suggested checking scripts running on my blog and I remembered him complaining before about Google Friend Connect being a nuisance on the server-side.
So I thought “what the heck” and I got out my trusty pencil eraser, commented out the script … and lo and behold all is well again.
The funny thing is it mostly affected Internet Explorer. Way-to-go Microsoft (and shame on you Google).
Google Friend Connect has now been disconnected. Have you noticed the same problem? Care to share your story?