So they're messing with Blogger again tonight. i saw the little notification that there was a 20 minute planned outage at 3:30 Pacific time. Which means 6:30 where the important people live. (DOH!) It's 9:15, now, about three hours or 180 minutes past the 20 minute planned outage and: 1) Blogger has slowed down to half it's normal speed. 2.) My profile picture's gone. 3.) my username/password login is long forgotten, and 4.) sluggishness makes the interface unusable. And I was one of the fortunate one who noticed the teensy little note about the outage someplace or other. Ah well. Yes, you can tell me it's free. I'll ask you where's the $180 I paid for the maximum blogspot hosting the second year and the upgrade to blogger pro money I paid that folks now get for free. But I'm not complaining about the $. I'm not even dissing the service. I still like Blogger. Even now. What is my gripe then? I'm asking you to COMMUNICATE and for once try to hit the nail on the head with your estimate of when things will be working--> and you could drop an email once in a blue moon to let us know WTF it is you're actually d-o-i-n-g. That way we know if those new little quirks are bugs or features. Kay? (And a t-shirt or a brand new pair of shoes for everyone whose been on blogspot since 2001 wouldn't be a bad move to stem the flow to wordpress either). Jeesh.