Wednesday, February 21, 2007

OK Geeks, Help A Brother Out

Since last week I've been having trouble posting. Short entries will fly. Longer ones, not so much. I keep losing the connection to blogger.com. Anyone got any ideas? I'm at work, could there be a firewall or something? Is Blogger just going through trouble? Any advice appreciated.

13 Comments:

Blogger Dani said...

Ask your boss. He probably doesn't want you blogging on his dime.

2:20 PM  
Blogger limpy99 said...

My boss is a Jewish carpenter Dani.

2:50 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

So if I have no idea how to help you, does that mean I'm safely off the geek squad??

3:07 PM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

The best you can possibly do is save the post in process as a "draft" on a regular basis and re-open it until you can complete it and post it.

5:33 PM  
Blogger Rat In A Cage said...

I had that a while back & ended up typing posts in Word & then copying & pasting so when blogger crapped out I still had it in Word. I don't have geek power, just pragmatic advice.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

I was having problems posting any pictures...so I don't know if this will help but you could switch to Mozilla Firefox...
It's pretty good.

8:58 PM  
Blogger JD's Rose said...

Sorry Limpy, I guess I'm not geekified enough.

xxx

10:56 PM  
Blogger Lady K said...

I haven't really had trouble posting, but blogger seems a bit slow lately.

5:42 AM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

I haven't had any problems using my dSL connection.

But Saint Nick and Rat have good advice: compose in Word just so you don't lose what you've written. Then try to cut and paste from there.

Rhonda also has a point: try a different browser (especially if you're attempting to use Internet Explorer 7, which appears to suck royally), such as Mozilla (which is simple and appears to be reliable).

6:24 AM  
Blogger tysgirl said...

Hmmmm, lets see....you could join the cool kids over at wordpress. Blogger sucks ass, didn't you get that memo?

9:09 AM  
Blogger limpy99 said...

Eclectic, no, it just means you don't have an answer right now.

As for the rest of you, good advice all around. I have tried composing in word, then cutting and pasting it into a "new Post and hitting publish. The problem is that short posts will fly, but a longer post immediately terminates the connection. I think Pug may have hit the nail on the head and it's a problem with Explorer 7. I'll have our tech goon squad check today or tomorrow, as we had a problem with Explorer 7 getting loaded on to our computers as an update, and we didn't want that. I suspect it may have snuck through on me. Thanks for the tips.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Dani said...

Okay - then he shouldn't care if you blog instead of work. I usually type my posts in Word & then copy & paste too since blogger craps out often, but if your problem is long posts I don't know what the problem could be. Sorry, I'm not geeky enough.

9:49 AM  
Blogger BeckyD said...

Hey Dani, if you can't blog at work, and get paid for it, why blog at all?

1:45 PM  

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