In my Google Dashboard Google has always had problems with counting. Apparently I have three contacts in Google, none of which are mine. It has regularly miscounted the number of blogs I have (none, still reported as one after the last was deleted in 2009), the number of Adsense accounts (none, usually reported as one), and groups (one, presently reported as 16).
Still stuck in the queue Despite following Tumblr’s advice about changing the time in the queue, it’s still unable to publish a post as programmed. It was rescheduled for October 28 at midnight, but Tumblr automatically changed that to October 29 at midnight after a day. It also missed that slot. I’ve now changed it to October 29 at 3 p.m., GMT. It’ll be interesting to see if Tumblr manages to stick to its own schedule, but somehow I doubt it. See you on the 30th (nine days after the post was originally queued to run).
A rare Wordpress complaint Dear Wordpress: thanks for messing up the last two months of statistics on my blog with Jetpack and its automatic deactivation. Now I have no metrics on some of my blog posts during the campaign. I wish these computer bofﬁns would test their own product.
Let’s see if a time change works
Tumblr support has suggested I change the time of the constantly delayed scheduled post from 5 a.m. (as it was pushed back yet another day by the Tumblr system) to something else. Note to self: do not schedule things for 5 a.m. It’s now scheduled to go out on October 28 at midnight GMT.
And another day The incredibly on-to-it Tumblr tech guys have since refreshed my account, so we will see if this post ever publishes. Right now, Tumblr has changed the date on it again, to October 25 (it was originally scheduled for October 21 and I ﬁrst posted about it yesterday).
Google Maps doesn’t work either Google produces some hard-to-use programs, my concerns over its constant privacy breaches aside. One of my friends kindly created a map for me to pin things to. From the map he made, I can’t log in. According to Google, I should go to mapsengine.google.com and log in there. So far so good. But then, apparently, opening a map is not one of the functions that I can perform. Um, wouldn’t the function to open a ﬁle be kind of a basic one?
In case you’re wondering, feeding in the URL my friend gave me would not work either. The procedure then is to create a new map, then feed in the URL—and only then do you have access to it.
I know I am used to Google saying things and not meaning it, which leaves me totally puzzled why people hold this ﬁrm in such high regard. A lot of its products do not work the way they say on the tin.