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Modern Blogger is Rubbish

Blogger has gone to seed. I was doing some coding work last night on a little project in both Blogger and WordPress, and the differences were very noticeable. For one, the Blogger servers were being just rubbish, and sometimes I couldn’t log in. I was told at one point I had JavaScript disabled, and then a quick refresh proved I didn’t.

These sorts of problems are not frequent really, but happen every month or two. And do seem to be down to volume. Google just don’t seem to be expanding the service at all.

And that goes for technical development as well. Have a look at WordPress sometime. Categories for posts. A much clearer interface for editing your template, rather than one huge single text file. Plugins. A sidebar widget that is being developed at the moment, to make editing this important area of blogging real-estate much easier.

Then come back to Blogger, and realise that you are not only missing these, but that there is nothing that has been added for well over a year. Just stagnation. Oh alright, we got a few new templates, but that was it. I want all the above things, and more, I want a WYSIWYG template editor, made in lovely swishy AJAX, I want lots of integration with the other Google services. Show the public events on my Google calendar? Yes please. Lots of potential there, but it just isn’t being realised. I’d even pay for it, I’d have a pro account if it meant I got better service and features. However I just don’t see any progress coming at the moment, so I am probably moving this to WordPress in the next few months.

Rubbish

Feel like utter rubbish today. Was all over the place last night, couldn’t place it, and then today I feel crap, light-headed and generally just coldish, aching and many forms of miserable. Mrsfb is off today, I’m in work, so I strongly suspect I’ve got a mild version of what she has. Grrrrrr.

It also had me lucid dreaming at about 4:30am, some really strange stuff about a game and logic system involving blogging. Yes, I dream in blogs. I can’t quite explain much more about it, it is all very odd, but if I do remember anything I will write about it, I seem to recall it seemed entertainingly banal.

This isn’t what I wanted to write at all, I was meaning to write last night, and thought I had enough to say, but now I sound just miserable. I am, but not in a tragic way. I think in writing this I am effectively saying “pull yerself together you plank”.

Let me see, other stuff is there. Have watched the Sony and Nintendo conferences from E3. Safe to say that Nintendo’s presentation was somewhat bullish, they really think they have the future of gaming on their hands. Well, I think the next few days will decide that. Once all the major players in gaming magazines and websites have played with Wii, they will start to either bolster or destroy its reputation. As the control methods are so key to the success of the console, we can’t judge until we have played it. What I have seen thus far looked great, but I need a go. So long to wait!

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