Friday 13th – google adwords error, blogger error
Well I wouldn’t blame Friday 13th for the Google Adwords error, since it happened before, but it’s kind of frustrating when this happens 10 times in the same day.
What error I’m talking about? Well after I logged in to Google Adwords the following text was displayed:
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are unable to process your request at this time. Our engineers have been notified of this problem and will work to resolve it. Please note that using your browser’s back button in AdWords can increase the likelihood of errors. If you think this was the cause of your error, please try again without using the back button.
And that’s it, no matter how many times I clicked on their logo or tried anything it wouldn’t login to allow administration of the account:
However, after about 2 hours and many other attempts it allowed me to login. This has just started after I accepted to change my login as they kept asking me to do, and I’ve seen now that when this error appears the Customer id number is different from the one I have when I manage to log in. I’ll send them an email to ask more.
Now, my dear Blogger gave me errors too. And this is not all if I wasn’t in the middle of a post. What did the error say?
This server is currently experiencing a problem. An engineer has been notified and will investigate.
Status code: 1-500-11
Please visit the Blogger status page or the Blogger Knowledge Base for further assistance.
Thursday, January 12, 2006
On the status page they said that it should have been an outage but it was postponed:
Blogger will be down for ~10 minutes this afternoon at 3:30pm PST, for some network maintenance.
Update: This outage has been cancelled.
What did I learn from this:
– from now on I’ll copy the post content to a temporary file before I click Publish Post
– I will not hurry into doing something that Google suggests
So, is this because of the Friday 13th? Not really. Because it would mean that with Windows every day is Friday 13th. It’s just because they have too much traffic. Too many bloggers in the same time trying to post and upload, too many visitors and so on. But blogging is fun, so happy blogging.