Here’s something that will clearly be an eye-opening revelation to some of you: If posts on this blog appear every 2 minutes, every 2 hours or every 2 days, posting your complaint in the comments is not going to change that.
Let me elaborate: As long as this blog is run by unpaid volunteers that have real jobs, posting is going to happen when it happens. It’s been that way for years, yet there’s constant, tedious, pointless bitching about it in the threads. I can understand complaining when comments don’t work, when the blog crashes, etc., because we have solicited money to work on those issues, and we are. But for the life of me I don’t get why some of you think complaining about posting frequency will alter the fact that, I repeat, we all have jobs.
And while I’m ranting on, here’s a bit of news that will make all the whiners check their sugar, increase their goddam benzodiazepine intake and soil their fucking underwear: this site, Balloon Juice, will be DOWN on SATURDAY NIGHT from about 6 PM until I DON”T FUCKING KNOW WHEN because we’re finally changing servers.
After it comes up, if God, Bieber and the ghost of Alan Turing will it, the site will be EXACTLY THE SAME as it was before, meaning what is broken will be broken and what works will work. Then, when we’re sure that everything is the same as it was, only faster, we will roll out a new site design. That design will please exactly NONE OF THE WHINERS I am sure but we’ll fucking do it anyway. Then, after the new design is in place, we will work on fixing the glitches and inconveniences in a way which, again, will cause nothing but pain to the unsatisfiable.
I now understand why Cole is such a cranky fucker.