Monday, February 05, 2007

Curse you, Blogger!

Hm. I appear to have "upgraded".

Realize that I may be the most change-fearing individual on the planet. I am plenty comfortable using what works, and am rarely caught beta testing for anyone. (The only reason this computer has XP on it is because it came with it already installed; the backup PC is running Microsoft's last stable OS: Win 98.) So, anyway, I was pretty determined to be the last person to make the jump to the new Blogger thingy.

I clicked on my little funny-looking "B" this morning, and (as usual) selected the "Old Blogger" link. It took me to a page that said it was all ready to convert my blog. "I don't think you understand," I said as levelly as I could to my PC, "I don't want to switch my blog." I hit the back button and again clicked on the Old Blogger link, a little more firmly this time, to convince teh intarw3bz that I meant business, dammit. Once more it took me to a page offering me a Google account and announcing that it was ready to convert my blog.

Dammit. Back. *clicky*

Old Blogger. *clicky*

Right back to the same digital cul-de-sac. I was going to be forced to convert, like some Germanic peasant at the hands of Constantine's legions. I'm recalcitrant at the best of times; presenting me with a no-choice situation is going to draw muttered cursing at best, gunfire at worst. I didn't shoot the computer, though.

So, yeah, I've switched.

I don't have to like it, though.


B&N said...

"change-fearing...Germanic peasant...recalcitrant...muttered cursing (often in Schwabisch, even)...gunfire"

Do you have a camera installed at my house that I should be aware of, 'cuz this is sounding darn close to my domestic life with the Kraut.

vixen said...

I hear you...I have been trying to get into my OLD blogger for the past hour!!!! what the h...

I want my old blogs, I already had a google account so, now I dont even get prompted to choose.


TD said...

The "new & improved" Blogger pissed me off enough for me to make the jump to my own hosted domain and WordPress. The difference is night & day, and I highly recommend you look into it.

Anonymous said...

I have, this date, marched my 1978 Eagle II CPM machine to the curb due to a blown power supply.

My CPM Zork collection and dBase II (always thought that was a verb) 5.25s and docs went with it.


phlegmfatale said...

Yar, I was forced to make the switch to beta blogger this weekend, too. I must say, though, I LURVE the label thingie. Still, how dare they?!!!