For two years I've been watching people complain about the Disqus comment system here, and how screwy it acts. From my perspective, though, it had one great feature that I loved -it automatically sends all comments to my email account and allows me to reply to messages (and moderate them) via email. This meant that I did not have to actually go into the Disqus system to administer the comments and it saved me a lot of time.
But now that feature just disappeared over the past few days, making it much harder for me to follow threads of conversations here without spending more time than I have.
Practically, this means that if you have interesting links to send me, email is probably the best way.
The other recent headache is that the scheduling capability in Blogger seems to have broken in the past couple of days. Articles that I thought would have been posted ended up in limbo until I re-edit them. It's just another time-suck that I don't need.
Moreover, it looks like my life will not be getting any less hectic. Quite the opposite.
Even so, over the next day or two, I will post my 14,000th blog entry.
I did notice that the last open thread from Monday night was quite busy, with nearly a hundred comments, so it seems like a good time to start a new one. Venting about these problems is just an excuse for an open thread, anyway.
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