Friday, May 29, 2015


Testing the android app for Blogger to see if it still works. Annoyed that it lost an entire post already.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Google Cuts Off Live Writer from Blogger

 UPDATE: As of June 2, everything is working again. That was an amazingly fast fix given how low priority Blogger has been to Google and Live Writer to Microsoft. Didn't see an update to Live Writer, so I suspect that this is Google's initial fix.

Original Post:

As of May 26, Google changed the login method for external software to access Blogger, cutting it off from all offline editors other than Blogger's default browser editor. Since many of us use Microsoft's Windows Live Writer 2012 to create our posts, this has been a disaster. If you are like me and use a lot of inline images, this is especially problematic since the default editor is terrible at handling images.

Google blames Microsoft:

7:51 AM

Nick - Google Guide said:

Hi everyone,

We appreciate you coming here and letting us know about this issue. It looks like this error is a result of an authentication problem between Google and Live Writer. A long time ago, we announced we were deprecating our old authentication system and we encouraged developers to move to the new one (OAuth 2.0). It seems that Live Writer is still using our old system, which is causing the issue. We are currently looking into it, but we suggest that users also reach out to Microsoft to report the issue.


Blogger Suport Team

p.s. please disregard the previous official announcement.

However, all other blog editors are affected, such as Raven, Blogjet, and BlogFire. Until one or more of them change over access methods, posting to Blogger will be a great deal more difficult given the Microsoft ceased development of Live Writer in 2012.

In my case, it may prevent the movie review I finally finished writing today from ever being posted, since I can't get the images to work properly with the default editor. Short of learning to hand code HTML image sizing, it isn't happening for me.

So I have to wait for some kind of fix from somebody. If that doesn't happen, it will be time to explore Wordpress to see if it can replace Blogger for me.  Otherwise, I may stop blogging altogether.

This is more than annoying.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Another Infection

Back in February of 2013, I suffered from an e.coli infection that turned into an abscess. A recent bout of sinusitis has been brutal enough on its own and decided to morph into another abscess in the making in a peculiar turn of events. With my immune system abdicating all its responsibilities, the last few weeks have been miserable.

Currently on antibiotics for the throat closing sinus infection, so nothing new needs be proscribed. All that can be done is too apply hot compresses in the hopes of making the abscess form faster. Fun and games.

I still hope to post more often with actual content, yet life is not being very helpful toward that end.