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Rupert tells me the New Blog will be here at lunchtime.

Eddie Mair | 10:25 UK time, Monday, 7 January 2008

Today.

I don't know whether this is a good or bad sign but when I tried to post an entry a moment ago I got the BIGGEST error message ever.

I wonder what I did wrong?

Comments

  1. At 10:31 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Eddie,

    "I wonder what I did wrong?"

    Or right?

    Slainte
    ed

  2. At 10:38 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Sid Cumberland wrote:

    Did you click 'OK'? That can cause all sorts of problems.

    Sid

  3. At 10:40 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Stewart M wrote:

    Does any of tis helpus "hack" the Beeb?

  4. At 10:40 AM on 07 Jan 2008, witchiwoman wrote:

    Marvellous - will we all get a welcome message like that?

  5. At 10:43 AM on 07 Jan 2008, UptheTrossachs wrote:

    I think it's the order, delivery and payment details for a DIY arch forming kit that you (or someone impersontaing you) ordered last week along with a package holiday and what looks like a 'string'??
    Ugh! I'm trying hard to keep an image of Eddie in a thong on the beach out of my mind.

    or should that be - I'm out of my mind keeping an image of Eddie in a thong on the beach.....

  6. At 10:44 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Fearless Fred wrote:

    I think you forgot to feed the hamster that runs the PC, that's all....

  7. At 10:46 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Vyle Hernia wrote:

    With 7.5 pages of Terms & Conditions, plus error messages of that length, how long before something gets overloaded?

    Signed,

    Vyle_Hernia.

  8. At 10:46 AM on 07 Jan 2008, UptheTrossachs wrote:

    That should, of course read:
    impersonating

    So excited that everything is working!
    Dying breath or something?

  9. At 10:50 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Gillian wrote:

    Now I'll be disappointed if I don't get the same message........

  10. At 10:55 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Gillian wrote:

    Wow! That was snatched up really quickly!! Are we sure we need a new blog?! ;o)

  11. At 10:56 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Tom Harrop wrote:

    Eddie - push button B to get your money back.

  12. At 10:59 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Ed Iglehart wrote:

    Just when is "lunchtime"?

  13. At 10:59 AM on 07 Jan 2008, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:

    Eddie (0):

    Can't locate MT/XMLRPC.pm ...

    Has your computer tried looking down the back of the sofa? That's where I always lose my MT/XMLRPC.pms.

  14. At 11:06 AM on 07 Jan 2008, whisht wrote:

    Eddie,

    I am sorry but that is the worst haiku I have ever read.

    Its not "modern" and quite frankly it isn't fit to be printed.

    Why must the BBC license payer pay for your half-hearted and downright amateur poetry??

    Yet again its the likes of us who have to foot the bill while others are sipping champagne in London laughing at us over their croissants.

  15. At 11:12 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Joe Palooka wrote:


    Reworded from George Formby's "When I'm Cleaning Windows"

    Now I go fixing Windows
    To earn an honest bob
    For a computer whiz kid
    It's an interestin' job

    Now it's a job that just suits me
    A Windows fixer you would be
    If you saw what’s on this PC
    When I’m fixing Windows

    Windows XP, Vista too
    You’ll have seen them nothing new
    You'd be surprised what PCs do
    When I’m fixing Windows

    In my profession I'll work hard
    But I'll never stop
    To stop domination by Gates
    Who tries to stay on top

    The user dating on the Net
    Looking for it you can bet
    I'd rather have that than a pet
    When I’m fixing Windows

    The web designer has a thought
    A new domain he has just bought
    Sticks his USB in the port
    When I’m fixing Windows

    I know a fella, such a fool
    He wastes his time, that's his rule
    While he’s about he looks so cool
    When I’m fixing Windows

    In my profession I'll work hard
    But I'll never stop
    To stop domination by Gates
    Who tries to stay on top

    DVDs lyin’ side by side
    Sexy ladies I have spied
    I've often seen what goes inside
    When I’m fixing Windows

    ------ banjo ------

    A famous screensaver’s been seen
    It looks a flapper on the screen
    It's more like flashing but it’s clean
    When I’m fixing Windows

    It pulls the clothes off down behind
    Then pulls off her... never mind
    It’s amazing what clutter I find
    When I’m fixing Windows

    In my profession I'll work hard
    But I'll never stop
    To stop domination by Gates
    Who tries to stay on top

    An old maid’s profile goes online
    She's so fed up, but that is fine
    She's happy once she has seen mine
    When I’m fixing Windows

    When I’m fixing Windows

    ...turned out nice again.

  16. At 11:27 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Charlie wrote:


    Lunchtime..?

    Not if the new Blogs on a Bus and stuck in the dreadful snow we've had

    Assuming, of course, it's on the right Bus

    And, if it was "posted" or couriered... it'll likely be gone for ever - think NHS, DVLC etc

    Oh Dear!

    New Blog, R.I.P.

  17. At 11:28 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Fearless Fred wrote:

    I see there's a new bit of test under the main thread topic, telling us we all need to be logged in.... I think things are moving, folks!

  18. At 11:32 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Anne P. wrote:

    Has the system just run out of blogroll? I could pop down to the corner shop for you...
    /home/system/cgi-perl/mt/plugins/Blogroll

  19. At 11:33 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Fifi wrote:

    You couldn't make it up.

    Apart from anything else, there wouldn't have been time to type it all out...

    Fifi ;o)

  20. At 11:45 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Big Sister wrote:

    I keep seeing this recurring in your error message, Eddie:
    "SSLeay"

    Would this message have anything to do with Mr. Leay of World at One fame, then?

  21. At 11:50 AM on 07 Jan 2008, Big Sister wrote:

    SSLeay (in your error message) - Would that be the same SLeay who presents the World at One?

  22. At 12:08 PM on 07 Jan 2008, witchiwoman wrote:

    FF - can't see that here, maybe it's taking a while to filter through to the hinterlands!

  23. At 12:10 PM on 07 Jan 2008, Deapthought wrote:

    Seems a long queue in moderation if you send something via the new box, wonder if this old method still works?

  24. At 12:11 PM on 07 Jan 2008, jonnie wrote:

    how very bizarre?

  25. At 12:13 PM on 07 Jan 2008, jonnie wrote:

    But what's this..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/pmblog

  26. At 12:17 PM on 07 Jan 2008, Peej wrote:

    at least 502 was succinct

  27. At 12:24 PM on 07 Jan 2008, Deapthought wrote:

    Has any message sent via the new box got through?

    Anyway guys, my new nom-de-frog as above, as someone else had already taken "Deepthought", and it was not me in the past.

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