MENTAL NOTE

"Though we cannot make our sun stand still, yet we will make him run."
Blue, resist the urge to use facebook. You can do it. Good luck.
Cats and dogs can be friends. So can cowboys and indians. So can we.
Why try to be the best when there's no hierarchy in heaven?

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bloggerrrrrrrrrrrrr . . . NOT AGAIN!

Just when you think all is good, it's not. It's come to my attention that the Blogger Bunch have screwed up big time once again, tweaking their stuff and causing a huff. 

Turns out my follow button is just there to serve an aesthetical purpose . . . like a set of blueberries that are hopelessly not connected to the rocket if you catch my drift. You touch it, nothing happens. I feel so emasculated. And when I want to join your site, I'm told

We're sorry... 
We were unable to handle your request. Please try again or return a bit later. 

Which is Bloggerspeak for go to hell.

I console myself knowing that Penny's fictional character (AKA my pal Gary) shares my frustration and utterly undeserved electronic emasculation. Yes, that's a mouthful and doesn't necessarily cover what I had in mind. But I'm a gentleman, so any pleasant thoughts I might have involving, you know, serious butt whipping, slow-paced tickling and a ton of penguin poo - basically anything appropriate to punish our Blogger Buddies - I will just keep those thoughts to myself. Consider it my version of political correctness, you Blogger Screwups. Go tell your Mommas how very much ashamed you are.

So it's back to +add in the good ole reading list if you're still interested in showing me some love.

But I understand if that's asking too much.


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64 comments:

  1. "We're sorry...

    We were unable to handle your request. Please try again or return a bit later."

    That "Penny's fictional character" does have a bit of a workaround for Google Friend Connect. Of course, you have try about five times before Google actually gives in and lets you join a site. Your link to Gary's, um Penny's site, is most appreciated.

    I shall Google+ you. I'm sure will enjoy that. In the meantime, I shall go and check my balls and Mr. Ding Dong are intact!

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! Following!

    Aha n'stuff!

    Penny's fictional character,

    Gary :)

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    1. Better check them quick!
      Don't want them feeling like a brick

      I'm drinking some milk for a change. Here's to you, Gary!

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    2. Here's to you, I reply in a high-pitched voice. *Oooooohhhhhh!*

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    3. That's quite a sound you're making...

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  2. I've heard tones of people having the same problem. It's some Blogger bug. I myself haven't followed nor been followed by anyone in ages :(

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    1. Poor Dezzy. 661 followers that could've been 66100. Let's have some milk like me. It does wonders to the soul. Of course, it makes you sound like a cow, but that's a minor side effect.

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    2. Never mind, DEZMOND. Actually, go and check your followers list. You now have 662 adoring fans. See, the workaround eventually works. And no hint to join my shy, humble blog. I'm a well kept secret, evidently....

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    3. Well, there you go, Dezzmeister!

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    4. Dez......I joined your blog....no problemo! 663 followers and counting!

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    5. I don't believe it... one more
      Added to your score
      When they knock on your door

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    6. thanks for following the spy, my dear new minions.... we shall find you positions in the palace of my Imperial Intergalactic Dezziness!

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    7. @Klahanie
      I tried to follow your blog, but, as Blue said, Google wouldn't let me.... will have to try again :(

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    8. Hey DEZMOND,

      I had repeat the procedure twice before good old Google gave in and let me follow your blog. Sometimes, it can take about five times before it gives up and lets you follow another blogger. Anyway, let's get you up to 666 followers. Aha! :)

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    9. I've tried about ten times today, both at yours and another blog, and Blogger is still going Nazi on me :(
      Shall keep on trying :)

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    10. When following take the http:// out. Paste in the address starting at www and it works on the first try every time

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    11. That's one hell of a tip. Thnaks, Pat.
      You know I'm so gonna steal that....

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    12. Steal away
      Still works as I did it the other day

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    13. Seems to me they heard your meow
      Cause it's kinda working right now

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  3. Yeah, that Google Friend Connect button isn't connecting anyone right now. I feel your pain. Is this a blogger issue or a google issue or both???? I don't know, but I sure wish someone in the tech department would fix it. Those idiots over at Facebook have nothing better to do than constantly "tweak" that site and it isn't broken...

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    1. Hey Robin,

      There is a workaround to that ridiculous Google Friend Connect issue. I couldn't link into anybody's site for over three weeks. It appears to be an issue Google chooses to ignore. No surprise, there! You might check Blue's link this post.

      Penny's pretend human,

      Gary :)

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    2. Don't know, Robin. It probably is. What I do know is it pisses me off that we're being ignored. I'd rather have some tell me to go to hell. Not that I would comply, of course. How are you coping with the migraines? Hope you're doing fine.

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  4. Blue...this was the. Post you removed......right?
    I have not had any such problems...but....I am a girl!♥️

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    1. Good to hear you're a girl or I might have eased up on the milk. Linda... this was the Post I removed... more or less....You're so right.

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  5. Google don't care
    Even if they are aware
    They will let you make a fuss
    And continue to promote that piece of garbage google plus
    They can stick that in the ear
    They are already deaf, dumb and stupid I fear
    So may as well make good use of something
    I hope their ears ring

    Just copy the url, go to blog roll, add, paste url, add, poof done. I've always done it that way anyway,

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    1. Yep that's the way
      No Google Plus at my bay
      Should've called it Minus
      They can stuff it in their sinus
      Or their behinus
      To me that sounds pretty finus

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    2. Making up words on the go
      The hate for google minus only seems to grow

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    3. Invented by folks who are a tad slow
      Why don't they just choke on a crow?

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    4. The thing is all for show
      Maybe their things will rot off below

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    5. Would be fun
      And make it hard for them to run

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    6. The kick em in the rear
      And give a cheer

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  6. Blogger never seems to get its act together

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    1. Google Plus can take that bus, is why.

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  7. I know! It's driving me crazy. I've been trying to follow some blogs for a couple of weeks now. + add in the reading list? More details please.
    Love your blogger monopoly.

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    1. Like Pat said, Just copy the url, go to blog roll (to find it, press the blogger logo in the grey square in the top left corner of your screen), click on "add", paste the url, add, poof done.

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  8. I have been having the same problem for about 3 weeks now. I checked for a forum for an answer and found dozens of forums but no answers.

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    1. Three weeks seems to be the magic number, Birdie. Forums aplenty, alright, and the conclusion to be drawn is crystal clean: like they care.

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  9. I would follow you to the ends of the earth Grumpy :0 And particularly to Bora Bora. Thankfully, i'm already a member of your site so I don't have to go through the hell.

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    1. Wouldn't want you to go through hell, though some would argue ending up reading my blog is pretty much tantamount to actually being there. You know I think the world of you, Jules. Always have.

      P.S. I know Az is on an adventure of a life-time (and I feel partly responsible), but don't you think she's been awfully quiet these past few days?

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    2. If your blog is hell then call me satan and whip me senseless :)

      She is... isn't it exciting! Hmmm.. not too quiet or I'd panic. Hopefully enjoying herself.

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  10. It's enough to make a person go Wordpress. Not Tumblr, that's just for porn. Sorry you're experiencing such frustration.

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    1. Just for porn. I wonder how you know. I've been thinking abot converting myself, I mean my blog, but I'm lazy so I just continue doing what I do best free of charge: rant.

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  11. Yeah, Google does just enough support to keep Blogger running, but they don't really give a crap about its functionality. I guess it's a good thing we already connected to your GFC, doesn't it?

    Take THAT, Google!

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    1. Maybe it's because of the financial crisis... ;) Yep, it's a good thing, alright. Talk to you soon, fellas.

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  12. Just stopped by to say 'hey'. Thanks for the info on how to follow when blogspot is on the fritz.

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    1. Just stopping by is the best reason to ummm stop by. Good to hear from you again, Sandra. Don't mention it. Just tell me it works.

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  13. The annoying thing about blogger, like Facebook (which I only use at work because I do social media at work) is that there is NO ONE FUCKING HOME when you have a problem. Nobody. Zilch. Zero. Idiots.

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    1. Not even a mouse. NO ONE. Or..... they're all of them enjoying the show laughing their asses off. Look.... Blue's trying to press that follow button hahahaha! Go spit Blogger Bunch.

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  14. Oh that's why I'm stuck at 133 :( plus I'm no longer on your blog roll (sad face insert here).

    Anyway Blue will you grant my request and be my guest blogger here? I'm requesting from my foreign blogger friends and you are one of my favorites :)

    Please?

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    1. Finally.... there you are! That took you waaaaaaay to long. Been busy traveling the world? Of course you are on my blog roll. And now you're back as an official partner in crime ;)

      P.S. I'm not really into places of worship, Balut. The best I could do is write a post about why I wouldn't ever visit a particular church. In my view faith and buildings are not related. That's borderline rude, I know, so I have to pass. But.... here's what I could do for you: In 2012 Angie went to India to a very very very special place of worship. She could tell me all about it and I could tell you the story through her eyes. It will have a good ending too: during her absence I decided we should get married, so I did do my share of thinking. Just let me know if you're interested.

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    2. Yey now I saw my site again here!

      Sorry about the long absence I got back to regular work :) But I was visiting here from time to time. Its just that I can't comment because I was using my mobile phone when I'm out and it's kinda challenging to type with tiny QWERTY :(

      Of course I will be interested about the special place of worship plus the good ending with Angie! You don't need to talk about faith. You can talk about its architectural structure or heritage or something like that ok?

      I'm excited!

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  15. I'm glad you wrote this. I thought it was just me. I was so frustrated when I tried to add people to my list and got that blasted message. What is wrong with them??? Gah!!!

    Elsie
    AJ's wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge

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    1. Of course it's not just you. What's wrong with them..... what do you think? They've trying to hide the original widget for a while now, so I guess that's a hint.

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    2. Well guess what I did today, Blue - it's okay, you don't really have to guess, I'll tell you.

      I figured out a way to "force" it through. When it give the error message, just click on the other options button on the lower right and bam - it let's you add it there. For now….

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    3. No kidding! Now I need to go and see if that works for me. Excuse me.

      The strangest thing happened. I didn't even get the error message! I followed two people without getting the message!

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  16. i havent been nursing my blog for a while, Blue Man. I am good though, spending a lot of time to get my life in order :p

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    1. Just so you know your presence is being missed, Jaya J. You were one of my first readers, you know? I hope you're finding a way to get your life in order. :)

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  17. No wonder! I thought I was the only one. I've not been able to follow anybody now for the past couple of weeks. I just let it be for the moment! Thanks for sharing Blue!

    Hank

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    1. Elsie thought the exact same thing, Hank. As did I. But then I heard Gary "Mr. Klahanie" Himself was experiencing the same problem too... Seems a whole lot of of friends know exactly what we're talking about.

      Have a nice day, Hank!

      Also, I tried to add you to my list of partners in crime (see below) but it keeps getting stuck. :(

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  18. To blogspot I say...bah humbug.

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    1. To blogspot I say ..... #&%#!!!??!!% humbug.

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  19. blogger has that effect on people... Don't worry, it will EVENTUALLY get fixed.

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    1. The operative word being.... eventually.

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