Friday, March 11, 2005

All Clear?

So here's the story on why Blogger has been (and pardon my french) el-fucko for the last few days. Please note the "However, there is more work to do." line.

Beware. We may be in for more fun and games.


Friday, March 11, 2005

In the past several days, we've had a bout of stability problems with Blogger. Yesterday morning, users were encountering errors when trying to login and access their blogs.

During this time, mail-to-blogger was temporarily disabled in an attempt to resolve some of the difficulties - it is once again back on, altho' message processing may be delayed. Additionally, we are working on a patch to fix a bug that has prevented many users from leaving comments today.

Most of these problems were caused by an increased amount of load on the blogger.com application servers. We have addressed this problem by increasing the number of machines that serve the site. However, there is more work to do. In addition to bringing on more machines and completing additional capacity planning, we are also working to identify and correct problematic database queries. These queries are poorly optimized and lead to the increased load that jeopardized the service in the past few days.

As a Blogger user, I completely understand how unacceptable the performance has been in the past few days and it is the focus of the engineering team to fix these issues.

Posted by Jason at 3:43 PM

The Buzz:

At 8:50 AM, Blogger swamp4me declared...

At least they acknowledged that there was a problem...it would be nice, though, if they posted a notice on the dashboard or somewhere to let users know when Blogger is experiencing problems.

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger writersblock declared...

They could have said it in one simple sentence:

Blogger is screwed up and we are trying to fix it.

Thanks for looking in this.

 
At 10:28 AM, Blogger writersblock declared...

Thanks for looking *into* this, rather.

 
At 12:06 PM, Blogger Amanda declared...

Wow, I can finally leave you a comment.

I'm concerned that one day blogger will cease to exist or it will cease to be free.

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger swamp4me declared...

Earlier today I had no trouble posting comments. This afternoon has been another story -- slow response, "page not found" errors. So yeah, more fun and games indeed!

 
At 9:56 PM, Blogger Dale declared...

Thanks, Sha'. But honestly, I think Blogger has been fairly reliable. I mean everything is subject to glitches and hiccups now and then. No? And besides, you can't beat the price.

 
At 10:47 PM, Blogger SquirrleyMojo declared...

You are such a sleuth.

Get much dough for your Firefox?

 
At 12:45 AM, Blogger Lewis declared...

"El-fucko" isn't French.

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger blue2go declared...

I couldn't comment again last night. It's annoying. I didn't think it was all that bad (minor delays and problems) until I started suffering the same problems as others were mentioning. I got much more sympathetic/empathetic fast! A person's perception of certain things changes when it actually happens to THEM! However, the price is right for Blogger, hope that never changes.

 
At 9:15 AM, Blogger happyandblue2 declared...

I just came back to check things out and the comment system is working for me today.
I would gladly pay for the Blogger service if it worked. A free service isn't worth much if it doesn't work...

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger JODSTER declared...

I believe el-fucko is spanish...

 

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