Sunday, April 10, 2005

Thanks, but no thanks

Babble on.

For all those vexed by Blogger's ill-timed meltdowns recently, Wicked Thoughts offers this explanation:

About 48 hours ago they introduced this new "improvement" (called "Recover Post") WITHOUT first checking how well it worked. And the cookies the new software saved to your hard disk turned out to be highly poisonous. The cookie told your browser not to recognize the Blogger site at all! If an evil hacker had set out to bring down Blogger, he could not have done a better job! So Blogger software became permanently inaccessible to all Blogger users with the poisonous cookie on their disks.

Ready, fire, aim. It'll get you every time. Especially when the firearm is pointed at your own foot.

Babble off.


At 12:04 p.m., Blogger Andrew said...

As a software engineer I understand how easy it is to screw up like this - however a good QA process plus some foresight almost eliminates the possibility of it happening.

At 2:40 p.m., Blogger Sue said...

What surprised me is that they obviously didn't test it in some sort of 'sandbox' mode before they put it into a live system. I thought that was standard protocol (or at least what I always followed at my previous job)!


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