Monday, May 16, 2011

System Disconnect!



Sometime after midnight, this past Wednesday or it could have been Thursday something peculiar happened.
Every post I wrote for this blog, my blog, "Escapades" and my blog -"Good Foodie" just up and vanished! Poof!  Yeah...I know I wasn't imagining it!

I hope you read my post 'Extending The Olive Branch", Thursday, May 12th 2011...because if you didn't...It's lost forever...Gone!  My "Weekend Humor" post and my "Saturday 7" post vanished too, although they have both been restored.  In "Escapades" , the conclusion to my recent story about a guitarist and a singer..."Play To You Strengths" also vanished... In "Good Foodie" ,my recipe for Beef Stroganoff, which yall probably didn't want to make anyway vanished as well...It too has been restored....

Needless to say, I was very upset....I put in a lot of good time and work to create these posts (for free, I know) and it hurts to think that because of some system malfunction or virus or whatever they could all just disappear into "bloggerland" as my fellow blogger and Philadelphian, The Field Negro put it! (Plus it messes with my incredible vanity and huge ego as well!)

I sent the good people of Google, the parent company that owns "Blogger" a very strongly worded e-mail(yeah,I'll bet that scared them!) in which I voiced my extreme displeasure and threatened to take all three of my blogs either to Wordpress or a paid site. The people at Google know that I was just blowing off steam...I don't particularly care for Wordpress and being the cheapskate that I am, I am not about to pay for anything...

Google replied by explaining to me what had happened...They wrote to me- "Dear Keith, we are sooooo sorry, see, what had happened was ,We experienced some type of virus that corrupted our system..In order to combat it we had to take down our system and put it in a "safe" mode. We think that this was some type of Al Queda plot to disrupt our country's great past time of surfing the internet.We are very sorry that users are unable to publish to Blogger right now. We have rolled back the maintenance release from last night and as a result, posts and comments from all users made after 7:37 am PDT on May 11, 2011 have been removed. Again, we apologize that this happened and our engineers are working hard to return Blogger to normal and restore your posts and comments. We will post a report once this work is complete."

I still was not satisfied and I sent another strongly worded e-mail to google. What I couldn't know is that some of you, who like me are also bloggers ,were sending your strongly worded e-mails to google too..This prompted this response some 24 hours later.."Nearly all posts since Wednesday (5/11) are restored, and we're now bringing back comments from last couple days. They should be back this weekend or sooner."

Well, Like I said...All of my posts on all of my blogs are back, except for one.....Any comments you guys left are unfortunately gone.....It was only one or two....but hey, that one or two is all I get on a good day.. I am sorry about any confusion that any of you, my loyal readers have had- Oh who am I kidding...It's not like a lot of you even noticed..unless like I say...you are bloggers too...I do have a few people who read my blog who aren't bloggers and don't have a google account...This was really an explanation for you guys...

As for the brilliant folks at Google- I'm watching you!!!! I certainly hope that this doesn't happen again anytime soon.



1 comment:

Arlene said...

Yes, something went awry on your blog last week. I commented on your Olive Branch writing but the system refused to let me log-on as myself so I had to post my comment as "Anonymous."

Technology huh? Perhaps you should offer the Google folks an olive branch? Maybe your biting, insightful commentary is just too much for the timid Google folks. Do they know who they're dealing with???

Write on, my brother!!




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