Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WEDNESDAY'S ACTION

Combined, all over here.

Individually, here and here.

If you missed the last announcement, Blogger is killing its FTP-publishing at the end of March. Plagued with problems for quite some time, as described here and here -- Blogger has decided to pull the plug.

In its words, sent in e-mail to its FTP-publishers, the work expended on maintaining the service was not justified by the number of bloggers using it.

This was a matter of some argument among the populace but the decision is done. For the bloody details one can read Blogger help forums.

For the time being, I've decided I'll part ways with Blogger rather than take my chances with its 'migration wizard' for taking a blog back to the hive.

However, the adventure illustrates two things.

Number One: Decision-making from Google properties is frequently not in your favor. This can be a severe or minor problem. If it is the former, there's never an appeal. If it decides to do something and this inconveniences or maims you, then you must just deal with it.

Number Two: Support from Blogger is like living on grub street. So is support from whatever you choose to replace it. Alternatives tend not to be that much better. That's just the way the world works.

I'll continue to post updates and explanations on this blog into March and try not to let you miss anything. But the action is now on the other side of the hill, so to speak.

Terms subject to change without notice.

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