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Tuesday 2 February 2010


A multibillion dollar company operated by a bunch of f*cking amateurs.

In particular.. the bit that says "We are building a migration tool", but for some unfathomable reason we have decided to kick off this change before it's ready. Sure, Blogger is a free platform and I could always ask for my money back.

Another favourite is: "only .5% of active blogs are published via FTP".. and the reason for this is that for the past couple of years Blogger's FTP service has become increasingly unreliable for no particular reason.

Unfortunately, anyone who had business dealings with Google that involve real money will know that the the f*ck you attitude to customer service is very much ingrained in Google. To a certain extent, being jerked around when you are not paying for the service is one thing.. but business partners in things like advertising, YouTube and enterprise applications also suffer the same thing.

Yes, Google is still often awesome. But sometimes, like this time, it's just pathetic.


Rev. CMOT TMPV said...

I totally agree. My blog http://www.darsys.net/quagmire.html is being affected by this and I am trying to figure out what to do.

Conrad Longmore said...

They talk about adding a CNAME through your registrar.. in fact, my web host handles the CNAME settings. But then I need to put in redirects from the old URLs to the the new ones. This is *not* a simple task.. I betcha that these .5% of blogs that publish through FTP include some really big ones!