Friday, April 22, 2005

Blogger okay but silly

I was just about to write that Blogger worked flawlessly today, but after getting the latest confirmation of a successful email post, I also got one of those cryptic bounceback email messages that says "I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be be delivered" when clearly the message had not only been delivered but also successfully processed (posted). That's a silly thing for Blogger to do, but since "all is well that ends well", I'm a relatively happy camper, at least for today.

One other thing... Blogger's cryptic message has a repeated word in it ("could not be be delivered"). They probably missed it because the first "be" is at the end of a line and the second "be" is at the beginning of the next line. Our minds have difficulty catching that particular form of error, but the spelling checker in good old Microsoft Outlook Express sure catches it. That's another advantage of email posting.

Note to Blogger: add a spelling checker to your blog post editor.

Another note to Blogger: Cleanup that cryptic bounceback message so a poor user can understand a) what it means, and b) what action to take.

-- Jack Krupansky


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