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Google Issues


You may have noticed that this blog was down for a few hours yesterday. I apologize for any inconvenience that may have caused anyone. I'm not sure what happened but as soon as I added the Stop Censorship banner to my blogger template Google disabled my entire account.  Rather ironic, I think.  I checked the help site and they gave me some things to check (like have I typed the correct URL, blah, blah, blah), if all of that was right, and it was, than I should check the terms of service because I must have violated them.  I looked and could find no such violation but who knows what they were thinking.  They also gave me instructions about how to fix my error but no way of accessing my blog (really their blog) to make the changes. 

So I sent them an email and a few hours later they sent me an email saying they were sorry, it was a mistake and everything is back on line. They didn't tell me what happened or ask me to make any changes so I assume it was something on their end, but I'm just guessing.

In the meantime I lost my calendar, my gmail account, this blog, my google + account, and my youtube channel.  Thankfully I don't use Google Checkout or I would have lost the ability to make sales on-line.

This got me thinking that I'm way to dependent on Google.  I know that banks and other companies give people perks like free on-line bill pay to get you to stay with them and not quit when they give you crappy customer service.  They call them stickies because they are intended to make you stick with them.  Now, I'm not trying to compare Google with Bank of America, I LIKE Google, they rock in so many ways.  That's why I use them so much.  I'm just too dependent on them, and that's not a good thing.  I'm going to make some changes, I'm not really sure what they are going to be but I feel the need to cut some of the ties.  I hope you'll hang with me through the changes.

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  1. Yes, I looked for ya and you were blacked out indeed....

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    1. Yes, I was off line until about noon east cost time. Thanks for looking.

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