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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

just another day in the dark zone

Just want to share the cringeworthy news that blogger is about to start a new code raze against adult content that, while I don't have a problem with, have seen what across the board code razes do to blogs in general, and after all the moving and recoding I've been through over the last year and a half using blogger as my 'thank god someone isn't screwing around with the blog system', I fear there may be tears. It's quite possible my Lexxperience blog will be locked down over a few slightly shady screen grabs from the show. We'll see what happens on 3-23-15. Meanwhile, no, I have not (yet) received a personal letter from blogger like this person did (scroll down to see a copy of the email).

For those of you who aren't aware, Google (which bought blogger) has teamed up with everything conceivable out there but has yet to commandeer WordPress. Google 'owns' the internet the same way a 'boss' owns a city (I'm not saying Google is doing anything illegal, but definitely getting around the monopoly board), and according to this site- "All Blogger sites are on Google servers and not something that can be self-hosted. As that is the case, Google has the final say and overall control over your blog. What does that mean? It means that they can flip the switch on your blog at any moment with no warning whatsoever. The blog you build on Blogger will never really be yours, and that lack of ownership is perhaps the biggest reason why to not use the platform. Though the chance of having you site shut down is slim, the fact that someone else holds the key to your digital kingdom is a bit unnerving, to say the least." I have until March 23rd to make sure all my Lexxperience updates are backed up somewhere else, and if the worst does happen, I'll repoint the dotcom.

So, once again, sitting tight, I've already rebuilt from scratch twice now, can always do it again...

You're wasting your energy attempting to force my cooperation. I have no sense of self preservation and can always be reassembled. --790

:edit: 3-5-15 Google caved to the response and amended their announcement, yay!

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