So the month of June has been a suckfest over here in the Akins household and a lot of that is directly tied to how Blogger and Google Plus have been acting when I attempt to log into them. Of late both services have completely bogged my system down. Blogger will take a solid two to three minutes to load and then when I write things they tend not to be published and to completely disappear from the system. In this way I've lost all of my May and June Best Reads of, my work for the Murder Mayhem and Revenge project, and my article for the Why I Love This Game project. All of which means that I've got to get back to rewriting them, again.
Yeah, I know, I know. Backup, backup, backup. But here's the thing about blogger, if you use Word (which is what I use because I bought the damned thing) to write you articles out it imports the word format into the blog and completely messes up your subsequent edits and picture additions. Which is the suck.
Oh, and if you've been messaging me on Google Plus I promise you that I haven't been ignoring you because I'm a jackass - it's because I'm not getting any updates. Like right now I have the little notification ball telling me that I have 59 notifications but when I attempt to open it I get a "reload the page" notification instead. When I go directly to the notification page on my Google Plus I get the same message. In fact the only way that I know if someone has attempted to tell me something is when my e-mail sends me an update (which has happened once with a message that Mark Van Vlack sent me several months ago and just came to me last night).
What's causing all these problems for me?
Best I can tell it's coming from one of two locations. Either (a) it's coming from some new incompatibility between Google products and Firefox, my preferred browser; or (2) my internet has decided that those sites are somehow connected to an international conspiracy that involves a large conglomerate of assholes all farting to the east and thus driving the new El Nino to ever greater heights. I don't what the answer is but I'm downloading Chrome to see if it will make a difference even though I fucking hate Chrome and it's bullshit. I just like my blog more than I hate Chrome.
Of course if this doesn't go live and it deletes like the others than I'm going to say fuck it and start migrating over to Wordpress tonight.
Also, I'm getting a lot of spam comments lately. Anyone else having that shit too?