OK, It's really Bloggers, but I liked the alliteration.
For the last week, I, and thousands of other bloggers who use blogger.com have been unable to login properly and we have been unable to add comments on our own blogs. I was getting increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress from blogger.com, but let's be fair, we don't pay a penny to use the software or the blog hosting, so it's not really fair to complain.
So, in true traditional kiwi fashion, I decided to do something about it myself.
Using my honed investigative skills, allied to my razor-sharp brain (the same combination that deduced the goldfish in our garden pond were being eaten by the neighbour's cat) I deduced that the problem may be with either the Google (which owns blogger.com) Account or with my new web browser IE9.
I always had an old version of the Firefox web browser on my computer, but I rarely used it. I found it was useful for visiting the more exciting parts of the WWW, as it was easier to flush out all the evidence later, and it was a bit faster to navigate the Internet.
I loaded it up, used the built in updater to bring it up to the newest version (v 4.0), and voila, success. I could once more leave a comment on my own blog with my own proud name of TwistedScottishBastard.
If anyone out there is having any problems, I suggest you get your own free version off the web. It's completely free, installs quickly and cleanly, and is easily configured to suit all users.
You can get it here if you wish.
As a separate issue, a friend in Singapore sent me an email with a mildly humorous photograph.
Emboldened by my success in managing to cover
TWELVE BLOODY TEACHERS ABSENT ON FRIDAY,
I sent the relatively innocuous photo to all staff with the message:
WHEN A MALE CAN'T STAND IT ANY LONGER!!!..
It seemed to be liked by almost everybody.
Can you guess who?
No, no I cannot say his name. Be aware that the message he sent me was :
"Ouch- watch the gender jokes please"
This was the photo:
You be the judge.