"What's up with blogspot?" May 21, 2002 8:20 AM   Subscribe

what's up with blogspot? many of my favorite blogspot-hosted weblogs are down (as is the homepage), but some blogs just won't go away. there's no mention of an outage or server crash on the blogger website or on evan's weblog. anybody know anything?
posted by mlang to General Weblog-Related at 8:20 AM (20 comments total)

Info here. I don't think most people realize they're down. (I didn't until just now.)
posted by lizs at 8:38 AM on May 21, 2002

thanks, elizabeth. i didn't know to check there, being solely a consumer (never a producer) of blogger-facilitated content.

and now i see that they are all back up. no... wait... just yours. that's a neat trick. did you republish? is that why your blog shows up when nobody else's does?
posted by mlang at 8:53 AM on May 21, 2002

if all blogspot-hosted blogs are going to come up 'page not found' until the owner republishes, then maybe this thread can serve a useful purpose in terms of alerting people to their need to do so.

otherwise... matt: please feel free to kill it.
posted by mlang at 8:56 AM on May 21, 2002

to their need to do so

of their need to do so
posted by mlang at 9:04 AM on May 21, 2002

Republishing brought back my front page, but my archives are fooked.

The permalinks to the archives work, but not the archives page and it's links, despite republishing everything.
posted by NortonDC at 9:48 AM on May 21, 2002

It mangling the path:

It works if you remove one of the "/archives" bits.
posted by NortonDC at 10:02 AM on May 21, 2002

Mine's up w/o republishing, but it is powered from a secret location deep within the Keebler Elf Tree, underneath tons of unsold E.L.Fudge Cookies.
posted by Kafkaesque at 10:15 AM on May 21, 2002

i just republished mine.

thanks, y'all.
posted by sugarfish at 11:34 AM on May 21, 2002

Hey, my archives were all fux0red!

Damn slacker elves!

Thank you, mlang.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:21 PM on May 21, 2002

Thanks for the heads-up. I wonder what effect this will have on the seemingly huge backlog of blogspot blogs that have been abandoned or are very very rarely changed. Maybe this outage will serve as a weeding out of sorts.
posted by bonheur at 1:27 PM on May 21, 2002

I had to tweak my archive template to point to the new location. Every was working the last time I looked...
posted by NortonDC at 1:50 PM on May 21, 2002

I just checked mine and it seemed to be fine ...
posted by feelinglistless at 1:57 PM on May 21, 2002

I had the same thought bonheur, as i checked a friend's that hadn't been posted on in quite a while. Probably not a bad idea.
posted by Ufez Jones at 2:13 PM on May 21, 2002

Poop. I had one (not that I ever did anything with it, really) and now it's gone. I'd fix it but I'm at work and blogger access is denied from here.

Double poop.
posted by stefanie at 2:22 PM on May 21, 2002

Rand Simberg has a bot that checks blogspot for outages. (On his home page, there's a stoplight that shows the status, and a downtime percentage of the last 24 hrs.) It doesn't seem to be aware of this particular glitch, though.
posted by dhartung at 8:26 PM on May 21, 2002

jonmc's blog was down Tuesday morning along with some others. It must have come back up by the time this thread was posted...
posted by StOne at 10:46 PM on May 21, 2002

just for the record:

i don't wish jonmc's blog would go away. i was 'j/k', as the kids today are calling it.

also nortondc's, kafkaesque's, sugarfish's, bonheur's, feelinglistless', and ufez jones' blogspot-hosted weblogs are, of course, also personal favorites of mine. those that i linked in my post above were just a random sampling.

except, of course, for lizs'... which is my absolute favorite of all time.
posted by mlang at 7:56 AM on May 22, 2002

(not currently maintaining a personal weblog, i have to get my blogrolling in wherever i can (i.e., thanks for commenting on my post, guys!).)
posted by mlang at 7:59 AM on May 22, 2002

and, not to be one of those people who turn thread-ends into chatfests, but this is thread 2222, which prompts me to ask: has anyone ever driven on fm 2222 out of austin (where it's called koenig lane) into the suburbs (going towards mount bonnell and 3m (why i've done it at the hour about to be specified) and the lake) right around dawn? it's an absolutely gorgeous view. actually, perhaps it's even more gorgeous coming the other way (i.e., going downhill, rather than uphill).

it's best in, like, mid-april. before it gets too hot and dry. the vegetation is lush and a rich blue-grey-green; the monsoon rains leave puffs of mist rising off the asphalt; the pollution from motorola and the airport in the east offers god/bob ross a wide array of colors with which to paint the horizon. and there's no traffic. try it sometime.

anybody else have a favorite dawn drive?
posted by mlang at 8:12 AM on May 22, 2002

except, of course, for lizs'... which is my absolute favorite of all time.

awwww... thanks, mlang.
posted by lizs at 3:34 PM on May 22, 2002

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