Blogspot’s at it again (rant)
You may or may not remember my foaming rant at blogspot. Well, things were manageable for a while but of late it’s gone pearshaped again. Issues:
- blogspot (google) is obsessed with identifying you by your google ID
- it tends to revert to that even though apparently giving you the option of choosing something else (WP, LJ etc.)
- though it reverts to it, it still won’t post your reply (it goes on an endless loop)
- I think I have to restart the browser to be able to post, but by this point I’m sick and tired of this inconvenience
I despair! I have already lost more than a dozen posts on various blogspot friends’ blogs due to this glitch or whatever it is.
There is only one musical choice to go with this:
This reminds me of my work’s shambolic e-learning section. The other day I had to complete a mandatory e-learning module and oh dear! First there’s another password you need to remember (or store somewhere and remember you did). Then you need to navigate the pathetically poorly designed intranet page. It’s got a search function but it has never worked. (With a bit of work) you could find the designated e-learning area, but it won’t get you anywhere regarding these modules, which are hosted somewhere else altogether.
What you need to do is find a specific Word attachement in your emails that will get you to a demo page, which runs you through the process of… logging in to another page. This demo page has a link to click which finally gets you to the proper login page. Finally you’re on your personal e-learning page.
Then comes this particular module, which you may or may not see (one of my co-workers can’t see hers, we don’t know why). Luckily, I could. Once you launch it, it takes over your entire screen. If you forgot to turn up the volume on your computer you need to go back and do that. There are some video sections none of which works. Thankfully they give you a transcript – which turns out to always be the same one. So whether the video sections were different or not is a mystery. Judging by how this is going there is a chance they were the same clip.
At the end of the introduction there is a multiple choice quiz. At the end of the quiz you get your score without being told what was the correct answer (in case you missed it), or even what the question was about in much detail. Learning at its best.
But say you finally made it through the 5 sections and you printed your e-learning diploma (yay!). After that, any rational being would click on the “home” link, right? That’s what I did and that got me to a white screen which told me I had done something illegal: In case you have done this by mistake, please email the blah blah. But you can’t email or go back or anything, because the white screen covers your entire screen and there are no live links to anything and the ESC key does not work. You are trapped.
My only solution was to thank my stars I at least got my evidence (diploma) and logged out of the computer. Some of my co-workers said they were not given the option to print it. When I logged back in on the same computer the white screen was still there. So I tried logging in on another computer, made my way back to my personal e-learning page and read this regarding the module: Incomplete.