Has anyone noticed that half the pictures on this blog now don't appear half the time? Or when they do, do so veeeeeerrrrrrrry slowly?
Here's what's changed: Sometime last week I was finally forced over into the faaaaabulous new Google version. They were very polite about it for a long time - oh, look, lovely templates, new this, new that, come on, give it a try - well, my simple blogging needs being fairly well served by Old Blogger, I remained unmoved by Google's blandishments & stuck with what I knew.
Last week, though, Google's patience came to an end & I was forced to open a Google account & transfer my blog.
Haven't been thrilled. I haven't had any real problems, just minor annoyances, and it's sort of silly to kvetch about a free product, but as I said to Happysurfer (who got forced over about the same time), it seems it seems like they took something that was generally fairly OK, with occasional glitches, & turned it into something that's generally fairly glitchy, but occasionally OK.
I'm sure it will get better. I was once involved in the development of a banking website, I did a lot of test coordination & tracking, so I do have an idea of how these things work, and I do expect the hiccups will improve. Just wish that they'd maybe put a little more time into debugging before they smacked us reluctant ones into the new version.
Isn't Google's motto "Don't be evil"?
Well, here's an idea - how about the less-grand goal of "Don't be annoying"?
Actually if it was just Blogger, I probably wouldn't be whining. The additional factor is BrooklynKayak has some new pool videos - Adele was the cinematographer/director/producer, and Stevie's posting them. I thought I might put a couple up here just for kicks. And I liked the way Google Video works, and since the switch to Blogger required joining Google, I thought "Cool, I will give that a try".
Can't get Google Video to work right, either. Thhhbbbt.
Well, something with the scope of Google is sort of like New York City, I guess - somewhere, sometime, I've heard the comment "It'll be a great city, if they ever finish building it".
If you're curious, the videos are over here. BTW please be nice commentwise* - this was my first serious rolling practice my rolling since November or so (I kept rolling through January, but 3 rolls onside, 3 rolls off does not a practice session make!), and I'm particularly less confident on the forward finish stuff (it's getting better, but there's SO much room for improvement!).
*unless you are Cheri or Turner, in which case, oh, go ahead...