And I thought Blogger was conspiring against my blog. :P
I can open a few, but most are slow. My food blog opens fine, but the writing one is giving me trouble for nearly 12 hours now. I hope it gets sorted out soon.
The AW Amazon Store
Buy Books by AWers!
Me too. I'm having witdrawl pangs...
It's about an hour after you posted that and I'm not having any trouble seeing mine or your writing blog (something to do with soccer and provocations?).
Sometimes I Scare Myself
Out of the box thinking with attitude.
Warning: Not for the faint of heart or the politically correct.
Sury, you are in India, right?
According to BoingBoing, the Indian government is requiring ISPs to block blogspot.com (Blogger) and typepad.com blogs.
thanks for that article Peggy. That would really stink as alot of my blogspot (http://everythingindian.blogspot.com/) traffic comes from India - considering it's theme of course.Originally Posted by Peggy
Last edited by Simran; 07-19-2006 at 05:55 AM.
It seems totally ridiculous to me. I hope that the Indian government reconsiders.Originally Posted by Sury
If you are running a Mac with OSX, open the Terminal (Applications->Utilities->Terminal) and type in ping blogspot.blogger.com at the prompt. Ctrl-C will cancel.Originally Posted by Judi_S
It does? Ok I'll let that person know. thanks Peggy. sorry about that folks, but don't shoot the messenger please. LOLOriginally Posted by Peggy
Explaination and update from SAJA.
Subject: Blog Issue in India
July 19, 2006
Reference our discussions and correspondence on the issue of blocking of blogs in India, we had taken up the matter with the authorities concerned in the Department of Telecommunications in the Government of India and the facts are as under:
A two-page write up containing extremely derogatory references to Islam and the holy prophet which had the potential to inflame religious sensitivities in India and create serious law and order problems in the country appeared in a blog facilitated by well known search engines. The matter was immediately taken note of by our CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) and the Department of Telecommunications (DOT) was informed of it. The DOT took up the matter forthwith with the search engines and instructions were also issued to all Internet providers to block the two impertinent pages. Because of a technological error, the Internet providers went beyond what was expected of them which in turn resulted in the unfortunate blocking of all blogs.
Department of Telecommunications have now clarified the issue and the error is being rectified and it is expected that normalcy in respect of blogs will soon be restored.
Deputy Consul General
For some reason, I don't quite buy this. It seems pretty unlikely that more than one ISP would accidentally block the entire blogspot.com and typepad.com domains when they were supposed to be only blocking two pages. I hope this announcement means that the block has been removed.Originally Posted by Judi_S
I tend to agree with you. The block is still in place, but reports suggest it will be lifted in the next 48 hours.Originally Posted by Peggy
I hope that is true. I feel handicapped.
I hope so Sury, for your sake and others who have been affected.Originally Posted by Sury
Anybody else having issues this evening?
It seems various google products are dealing with rolling blackouts or something... at least on my end.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Blogger users are experiencing slowness and occasional timeouts. We are working on diagnosing and fixing the problem.
Posted by Pal at 08:43 PDT
I was just told that the service is not available at this time..so
I'm having all sorts of problems, too.
Tonight - at 12:30am PST - scheduled outage!
Attending a writers conference or other convention? Visit Dawno's Art Fire store for jewelry style lanyards, handmade necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
I Tweet (sporadically)
Originally Posted by Dawno
Thanks for the information, Dawno.
Comments are down for a portion of blogger blogs.