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<div id="87301_kdub1">BlogDrive User's Review</div> - Vibration of Perceptions
Friday, January 27, 2006

BlogDrive User's Review

Another BlogDrive user's complaint, Allison writes for wabimysabi and has been featured on the main BlogDrive page as a featured subscribers before. Read it here.

She talks about her overall opinion with BlogDrive which both involves good and bad points, stressing on the "Page cannot be displayed" error issue which has been annoying me and (I'm pretty sure) many others as well. However, I think it can't be entirely blamed on BD because it may just be the connection problem on individuals, or the host server that BD is using. Nevertheless, it's really annoying.

Here are some interesting stuff she touch on:

I'm not sure what's going on behind the scenes of BlogDrive at the moment.  If they were upgrading servers, or tweaking the features... surely it would be in their best interest to post a notice to that effect on the main page.

The Forum. What to say about the forum, except that one has to have an enormous set of balls and a bag of bravado to go and ask for assistance or feedback there. It scares me.

HAHA, ain't that true? But now since Christine and Andy is gone, everything is calm and peace. I assure you that you do not have to be afraid to post in the forum.

BlogDrive has better features than Blogger or LiveJournal, but frankly, if they had a tagboard on the main page, I wouldn't have signed up for their services back in the day, particularly if it were the apparent focal point of the page. In short, I think BD needs a bit of slick, detached professionalism to kick up it's image a notch or two. Am I nervous?  A little bit.  I want BlogDrive to succeed.  I want BlogDrive to eventually kick Blogger's dauber into the dirt.  I also don't want to lose all this pointless garbage I've written and become so attached to.

For the record, I am willing to help out BlogDrive in any way possible, and that includes not only renewing my account, but upgrading it as well.  It still beats anybody else's blogging service hands down.

I feel you, I'm sure most people do but this is up to the Administrator of BlogDrive to make it happen.

References: BlogDrive... My .02, Unresolved / Unanswered Trouble Tickets,
Technorati Tags: BlogDrive, Customer Services, Blogger, LiveJournal, Xanga,


Posted at 03:02 pm by Seige
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<div id="22653_kdub1">Plain Text Editor (PTE) bugs and issues</div> - Vibration of Perceptions
Thursday, January 26, 2006

Plain Text Editor (PTE) bugs and issues

The plain text editor (PTE) on BlogDrive serves as an alternative for those who can't or just refuses to use WYSIWYG Editor, mainly due to browser issues, technicality or just plain stubbornness. It's useful as a backup tool in case there's a problem with the WYSIWYG.


Posting Date Issue

However, in the last couple of months there's been an increasing amount of complaint regarding the PTE post date problem. It appears that the post date automatically changes to the current date when a user edits a submitted entry. This only affects a small number of users but evidently the frustration of these people are heard.

"The Blogdrive teams regard this as a known issue and are currently working hard to fix it.
In the BlogDrive forum:
Dates of Edited Posts
Can't Change My 'Publish Date'

One of the user pointed out the "bug" for this problem, and it appears to have a very simple solution. If it's correct, I can write up the fix for this very quickly and problem solved. I think I should do just that.

Also, a tip from some unknown sources says this bug is there for a purpose: to help fight spam. It doesn't make much sense.


Other problems

Currently the PTE doesn't support a number of new features that came along with the new WYSIWYG editor. This includes the "Amazon Current things", "Smilies", and some upgraded account features such as "Extra Entry" and "Keywords".


Not Acceptable

The PTE is supposed to be an alternative for using the WYSIWYG editor, a backup. It should be much more reliable because it doesn't include fancy features that usually cauces bugs. Being less competent than the WYSIWYG editor is not an option really.


Conclusion

Overall, the PTE needs a major make over. I hope this is the only reason that's keeping the working PTE without a postdate issue from releasing. As this is the most frustrating of all.

On another note, "Du bist Deustchland" is still the highest search on Technorati for several days now. The Germans sure are excited about the World Cup, and me too.


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Posted at 04:29 pm by Seige
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<div id="91947_kdub1">Reliability</div> - Vibration of Perceptions
Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Reliability

Breaking a promise cost credibility of an individual's reliability. One should always remember to keep his promise as it will go a long way in a relationship and it will contribute significantly to trust. Trust does not come in whether one is telling the truth or lying, but it also relies on the promise that one makes.

Here are some detailed definition.

The state or quality of being reliable; reliableness.

The trustworthiness to do what the system is expected or designed to do. Reliability metrics include the following averages: ROCOF (rate of failure occurance), MTTF (mean time to failure), AVAIL (availability or uptime).

Reliability concerns quality or consistency. Most often it concerns the consistency or dependability of a measurement or service.

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Posted at 12:24 pm by Seige
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<div id="81251_kdub1">One fifth of teens have their own blog</div> - Vibration of Perceptions
Tuesday, January 17, 2006

One fifth of teens have their own blog

Nearly three in five school-age teens with Internet access have created online content, including Web pages with artwork, photos and stories - and about a fifth have their own blogs, which also allow friends and other readers to create feedback postings.

Those are some of the findings from a survey of 12- to 17-year-olds conducted by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

The survey also found that older school-age girls with online access were most likely to keep a blog. About a quarter of girls, ages 15 to 17, did so, compared with 15 percent of boys in that age group.

Among adults, Pew says about 7 percent of Internet users have created their own blogs, or online diaries. And while 26 percent of adults say they read blogs, 38 percent of young people with online access said they do so.

Researchers note that the main reason teens are drawn to blogs is a wish to keep in touch with one another.

"Blogging for teens is about staying tuned into their friendship networks, not about politics or people getting in trouble at school, which are two of the main narratives that journalists have covered in recent months," says Amanda Lenhart, a senior researcher at Pew who helped compile the report.

The findings, which have a margin of error of 3 percentage points, are based on a random telephone survey of about 1,100 young people and their parents, conducted Oct. 16 to Nov. 28, 2004

Posted at 06:05 pm by Seige
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