My boss has blog on blogger, which I gather is now owned by Google. Hard to believe that the “Don’t be evil” folks have a hand in this monstrosity.
I tried to post a comment on my boss’s blog. But it only lets registered users post comments. OK, so I signed up.
Well, it’s not just an assignment of a username and password. They want to sign up bloggers so that they can claim they have some large number of content creators. OK, fine. I had to pick a color scheme, and enter some personal information, including my email address. I created a single blog entry for myself, with a little rant very much like this one. Then I tried to leave the comment I originally set out to make.
No soap. I tried several times, using several browsers. Now this was getting annoying. These folks were messing with my train of thought, and my son was wanting attention. I guess these folks have things spread over different servers and the left hand doesn’t know what the right is doing. Maybe tomorrow, if I haven’t lost interest by then. It’s a computer for crying out loud. Why should there be any noticable propagation delay?
OK. Retreat. Just post a comment by email. Ha! It asks not only for my email address, but that of a friend as well. No way.