September 19, 2006

Insomnia Has Its Rewards

I was up late, cruising the usual reads, and I found another contest over at Cowboy Blob's place. All I had to do was name that tune from his heavy metal video.

Easy as pie, Blade Runner is one of my favorite movies and that soundtrack was a large part of my youth - so very sensual, the ebbs and flows, build up, crescendo..... (sorry, TMI)

However, for some unknown reason, I am unable to comment on blogger/blogspot sites. The visual verification doesn't show up for me and the "listen to the characters" button does nothing. Am I the only one or does someone else have this problem, too? So, I sent him an email and got a reply right away - guess I am not the only night owl. If you look on his sidebar now, you'll see my blog ad on his sidebar. (He must have some insight into what I look like at that time of night - lol)

Now the bad news, he won't be joining us for the Blogtober Fest.

Posted by Vox at September 19, 2006 12:47 PM | TrackBack | blogs

Re: the comments issue...if you're commenting on a blog which is in the Blogger Beta, you have to do the anonymous or other settings. I had this same problem at one of the blogs I visit frequently. Sure enough, she's on the beta and I'm logged in with my "plain old" blogger ID. Turns out the two aren't compatible.

Hope this helps! :)

Posted by: Stacy at September 19, 2006 02:06 PM

I have tried using the other options (don't have a blogger ID) but they both require entering the characters in the visual verification image - and that image doesn't display for me. I try to right click -> show picture, but that gets me nothing.

It's a big ol' blogger conspiracy ;-)

Posted by: Vox at September 19, 2006 02:52 PM

That is weird that you can't see the word verification image. What kind of browser are you using?

BTW -- for the past couple of weeks every time I visit your blog my browser crashes. I use Firefox as my default browser, but I can visit your blog in IE without problems. I wonder if it's that scoreboard thingy?

Posted by: Karen of Scottsdale at September 19, 2006 04:38 PM

Karen, I use IE - may it really is a blogger plot ;-)

That scoreboard thingy might have been doing it, but it is off this page now so, if it is still happening, something else is amiss....

Posted by: Vox at September 19, 2006 05:16 PM

Do we have a start time on Blogtober Fest yet? I know the mid-to late afternoon was being discussed and sounds good. I am staying down there for the weekend so if it runs late I am not worried.

Posted by: Thomas at September 20, 2006 09:34 AM