Metroblog

A one-time school project gone terribly, terribly wrong.

15 February 2007

Because I'm Far Too Busy to Post Today


Via BoingBoing, a piano-playing pussy.



In other news


Mme Metro told me the other day that she'd been forced to change over to the "New" Blogger. I thought privately "Naw--musta been a mistake. After all, aren't Bloggers' new lords and masters the company that says #1--Don't be evil (shut up you Chinese people)?"

Today the Blogger start page opened up and said something like "Happy happy joyjoy to you! We've made little changes to your Blogger account. All you have to do now is change your online sign-in and stuff."

Did I ask you to switch me up, you bastards? Lest you should prove hard of thinking: No I did not.

I was fine just the way things were. And I (O sweet lord liftin' leapin' lyin' Jeezus bleedin' screamin' dyin' DO I) HATE being made to change, or to adopt technology by a company that theoretically serves the consumer.

I clicked the link that said "Skip this step and go to your Blogger account (You can only do this once)". I have only seen one person who didn't have any trouble migrating her Blog into Der Blog II; And as I said, I hate that I'm being forced into it. As a conservative and untutored economics student I value choice in most consumer decisions.

Blogger II may be very nice. But I did not want to be forced into finding out. If they'd left me alone I might have found out. As things are, the blog may be down awhile while I investigate the feasability of moving it to Wordpress. Blogger has generally been becoming less friendly and reliable lately anyway.

Death to all tyrants!

16 Comments:

At 11:28 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Blog-Boy!

The only thing you need to change is your underwear - daily.

Other than that, screw the MAN, and listen to JAZZ.

Yours in proper hygiene,

CC

 
At 3:33 p.m., Blogger The Nag said...

I composed an oh-so-cogent comment but I was redirected to the Beta sign-in and lost the comment. That about sums it up,

 
At 4:30 p.m., Anonymous archie said...

I'm sure you will find the wordpress edxperience far more responsive to your needs. Blogger seems to be developing Microsoftitis.

 
At 4:31 p.m., Anonymous archie said...

See Blogger encourages poor spelling!

 
At 6:58 a.m., Blogger Lori said...

And I posted the piano cat video on my blog!! Maybe I should read yours more often....

:p

(oh, and a ditto to the Nag -- but see, I knew it would happen, so I wrote, copies, ran through the sign in process, that yes, deletes your comment, and then pasted my comment back in. But all that is hard to remember when one is responding in the heat of the moment...)

 
At 3:40 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, its just a cat.

IH

 
At 4:04 p.m., Blogger Philipa said...

I keep ignoring the invitation to change over. I went for the tour and thought.. nah!

Sometimes you just want something simple that does what it says on the tin.

Death to all tyrants!

 
At 7:34 a.m., Anonymous azahar said...

So you'll be switching over to Wordpress? Yay! Perhaps Mme Metro will do the same?

I have a Blogger blog somewhere - had to get one to post one someone's else's Blogger blog way back when ... it was gawd awful. So user-unfriendly and limited that it turned what should have been a bit of friendly correspondence into some stupid ordeal - really put me off Blogger totally (in case you hadn't noticed).

Also, you can't link to comments with Blogger on feedreaders, which means you have to visit each Blogger person's blog and scroll through all their posts in case a new comment has turned up. And who has the time for that?

Is there any reason for staying with Blogger? (that's a real question, by the way, not a snarky one).

 
At 9:07 a.m., Anonymous PJ said...

I started with Blogger last year but had technical user-unfriendly problems, so switched to Blog.ca. I do NOT recommend them. They randomly deleted my Tags, and randomly sent out RSS updates on posts that were months old and hadn't been edited. Also had too many ads that would cover up the actual text of each post. I now use a customized version of Wordpress and am happy with it.

 
At 1:32 p.m., Anonymous Miss S said...

I really like blogger except I wish they'd offer more password protection features. I love that there's all these choices! Unlike Wordpress!

 
At 1:33 p.m., Anonymous S Girl said...

PS Surprised you just didn't title that post, "Pussy on the Piano" - how many pervs out there would've flocked to your site! Would've been fun to see, no?

 
At 6:49 a.m., Anonymous raincoaster said...

Wassamatter, doncha like Tori Amos?

Also, Wordpress.com is better, unless you like pleasuring yourself with template tinkering or ads. I've blogged at both; I know.

 
At 6:52 a.m., Anonymous raincoaster said...

Oh yes, and at Wordpress.com you don't get that annoying security warning every time you go to the comments section. I don't need or want to acknowledge that other people's self-images are insecure.

 
At 8:32 a.m., Blogger Metro said...

@CC
Actually, I change mine whenever I cross the street. Like Mum said: "What if you were to get hit by a bus ... ?"

@Nag and Lori:
I've rarely lost a comment, but often when I preview a comment I have to enter the security word twice or more, regardless of whether I get it right. Dunno why.

@Archie, Azahar, Philipa & PJ:
There are other issues at Wordpress, I am finding. The very first is that I could no longer have the name "Metroblog". Ideas for new names will be welcomed. I'm trying to figure which is the lesser of two evils, Blogger II or Wordpress.

I tend to gravitate to WP, just because I hate the idea of capitulating to the arm-twisting of Google.

@Stiletta:
The choices are what's got me a little frustrated at the moment. I'm still learning what WP has to offer.

And titling the post "Pussy on the piano" would only bring in the Diana Krall fans.

@Raincoaster:
The problem is that I do in fact enjoy tinkering with the template, something WordPress seems unwilling to let me do easily.

 
At 12:21 p.m., Anonymous azahar said...

Well, you could still call your new Wordpress blog 'Metroblog' but the URL might have to say something else - like, Le Metro? Whatever.

Yes, I also get that same annoying having to enter the security word at least twice here. Though I have to say it's nice to have a preview option - the only thing I seriously find lacking at Wordpress.

Can't you tinker with the templates by using the CSS option?

So when will you be moving over?

 
At 5:52 p.m., Anonymous raincoaster said...

You sure can't tell from the blog that you're a template tinkerer. You could download wordpress.org software and find hosting for it somewhere, then tinker away to your heart's content. And you could probably have Metroblog.com or.org or .porn if you wanted.

 

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