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A Emacs Frustration (blogger package)

perm url http://xahlee.org/UnixResource_dir/writ/emacs_blogger_package_pain.htmlA Emacs Frustration (blogger package)Xah Lee, 2009-01-09Spent like 2 hours trying to get a emacs package to work, which would allow me to write my blog in emacs and upload it to blogger.com (aka blogspot.com) without going thru browser. I was mother fucking pissed by the fucking fuckface tech geekers.The packages in question are: “blogger.el” by Mark Hershberger at “http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/BloggerMode” and “weblogger.el” by Mark Hershberger at “http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/WebloggerMode” I tried to download them, install and use them. Basically there are full of problems. The first problem is locating them, and decide which i should or can use. Then, the problem is finding the download location that has the most up to date version. Then, the problem is install it, trying to decipher whatever doc it might have. Then, the problem is running it, and suffer what-ever fuck it comes up. Each of the abo…

Google Blogger Account Pain

Google Blogger Account PainXah Lee, 2009-01-09Ok, here's the story of my using of blogger.In 2006, i started to use it tentatively. This is “http://xahlee.blogspot.com/” (i am also on livejournal perhaps a bit before)In 2007 or so, google says blogger software got major update, and advice users to update it. However, it doesn't provide migration, but you have to create a new account. So i did, which results in “http://xah-lee.blogspot.com/”In 2008 or so, i noticed that sometimes i post comment other's blogger blog, and the link on my name doesn't link back to one of my blogger acount, but to some non-existent xah lee. Apparantly, that's because i was signed in to the web with gmail while i posted the comment, but both of my blogger accounts are not using the gmail address.Also, blogger is kinda odd in that when you compose, the url is “blogger.com” but your site is “blogspot.com”. This adds the confusion.Fuck google.This problem is not just with blogger. It happens…