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Monday, February 12, 2007


It looks as if Blogger are going to force Yaxlich to move to the new version. He's very scared that everything will break. He found a website which has given him some advice on how to back up Blogger. He hopes that it works OK.

If he disappears without a trace, he's very sorry. Google ate him.

Comments on "Yikes!"


Blogger Yaxlich said ... (7:18 pm) : 

Well it seems to have gone across OK. He can still see his blog but can anyone else? Does it look different?


Blogger thegirl said ... (7:20 pm) : 

Yes, it's still here - and looks fine. The bastards forced me to 'upgrade' too. It was a hairy moment a couple of hours ago, I can tell you...


Blogger Yaxlich said ... (7:25 pm) : 

Yaxlich will avoid any obvious reply to The Girl regarding hairy moments and will simply say that he is pleased that both he and The Girl made it through relatively unscathed.

Looking round it doesn't seem to be too different...


Blogger Jim McKee said ... (7:32 pm) : 

They did that to me last week. Pissed me off. I was going to hold out indefinitely, but they forced me to switch. Now I have to log in with my email address, which is about twice as long as my old Blogger user name was. Grrrrrr.


Blogger Yaxlich said ... (7:36 pm) : 

Yaxlich was hoping to hold off for ever but, sadly, they forced him like the big bullies they are.

Anyway, Yaxlich is pleased to see Jim as it's been a while. He tried to subscribes to Jims feed but it wouldn't work in Google Reader. He'll try again.


Blogger john.g. said ... (7:53 pm) : 

Yaxlich, i went to the new blogger whe i first started. It`s a bit of a pain having to log on everytime but you learn to/have to live with it. Hope it didn`t make you pee too much!


Blogger Sablonneuse said ... (9:12 pm) : 

Have you moved to France? The comments box comes up in French - or does it just do that 'cos I'm there?
Anyway, glad to see that you are back and still in one piece - and I did miss you - a LOT.


Blogger mad muthas said ... (9:24 pm) : 

what did they do to force you? i'm still holding out ... just on principle, really (and fear)


Anonymous Sarah without a blog said ... (9:26 pm) : 

It looks as anonymous as ever.


Anonymous meredic said ... (9:27 pm) : 

I do hope that Live Journal doesn't do this to me....
Mind you they could make it easier to comment...


Blogger Ariel said ... (10:29 pm) : 

Yaxlich has succeeded in his endeavour to adopt new technology. One applauds Yaxlich for not being gobbled up by Google. Apparently, Google dislikes soggy Twiglets.


Blogger Z said ... (10:58 pm) : 

I don't have to log on every time. I haven't noticed any difference at all, to my blog or anyone else's as a result of switching, but then I'm not very observant.


Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said ... (2:20 am) : 

Dawn is very glad Google did not eat Yaxlich. She, too, was forced to move. And in this cold, too. Other than having to comment 4 or 5 times, she has noticed no difference.


Blogger Lizza said ... (7:09 am) : 

I think Yaxlich would be a little too much for Google's tummy, that's why they didn't eat him.

Blog looks just fine, btw. I don't notice anything out of order.


Blogger CJ said ... (7:43 am) : 

Whew, you made it through the black hole and came out the other side!


Blogger Sally Lomax said ... (12:13 pm) : 

I switched quite early on, because I am impetuous and can't resist new things.

It didn't honestly make a lot of difference. Few new templates available. Slightly different log in.

Yaxlichs' blog looks just the same to me though! Very glad he wasn't eaten. Perhaps Yaxlich was wise though to hold on until the last minute, so that all the people they were going to eat were eaten while they were doing the beta - ry bit!


Blogger Wendz said ... (6:35 pm) : 

Yaxlich is lucky. Wendz moved in the early days and things were dicky for a while.


Blogger Goo said ... (7:08 pm) : 

see, that wasn’t so bad now, was it?


Blogger john.g. said ... (8:09 pm) : 

Wendz, don`t say "dicky" if the Girl is reading!


Blogger eclectech said ... (1:49 am) : 

Ah, I'm glad it wasn't just me who waited until the last minute. I was most upset at being forced to update but also seem to have come through unscathed. Boo to bossy software but hooray for it apparently working.


Anonymous Sablonneuse said ... (7:55 am) : 

Just found another difference in the comments box. It allows me to put in my own (not Blogger) URL instead of signing in with a Google account (which I don't have.) Very relieved to see your blog has come through unscathed but I'm wondering how Yaxlich is himself as there hasn't been any news recently. Hope you are OK.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:45 pm) : 


Happy Valentines Day




Blogger Yaxlich said ... (8:44 pm) : 

John G - No wee wee was present although there was a clenched cheek moment when he pressed the button.

Sablonneuse - He doesn't think he's moved to a foreign country although his fortnightly trips to the VS place sometimes suggest otherwise.

Mad Muthas - They said he could only log in to old Blogger one more time. It wasn't too painful, though.

Sarah - But at least now you have a name.

Meredic - Yaxlich has never used Live Journal. Is it good?

Ariel - You could be right.

Z - The one thing he has noticed is that you don't have to keep republishing your blog every time you post which is good.

Dawn - It is odd that you have to enter a WV to post to your own blog, though.

Lizza - It all looks OK, doesn't it?

CJ - That reminds Yaxlich of a Disney film from 1979 but he can't remember the name of it.

Sally - Yaxlich has an inherent distrust of anything in beta so kept going for as long as he could.

Wendz - What John G said.

Goo - No but it was touch and go for a while.

Eclectech - Yaxlich is pleased to see your swinging picture thing again. It makes him laugh.

Sablonneuse - He has been busy working which is a novelty to him. The only problem is that by the time he gets home he is too tired to blog.

Nonny - Yaxlich is very pleased to get a message from you. You're the only person who sent him a Valentines Day wish. He just wishes he could send one back to you.


Blogger karakib said ... (11:00 pm) : 

does google est bloggers now :) ?


Blogger Yaxlich said ... (4:10 pm) : 

Karakib - Google does lots of things these days. Eating bloggers is just one of them.


Blogger Tish said ... (10:53 am) : 

Tish has been forced, screeching and swearing, over to the other side. She doesn't like the concept of such coercion but found the whips and chains rather exciting. Well, doesn't everyone?


Blogger Yaxlich said ... (10:38 pm) : 

Yaxlich is more M&S than S&M.


Blogger Tish said ... (12:17 pm) : 

Tish suspected he was.


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