"If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason."

- Jack Handy, Deep Thoughts
Login problems?

If you're running Bloo version 1.20 through 1.22, you might, through luck of the draw, be having login problems. This is due to a cookie-unfriendly character (a percent sign) that might be generated as part of your blog's unique signature.

The solution for this is here.

This will be fixed in the next release.



Login bug on Bloo Community

To any Bloo Community users who use Internet Explorer: a bug was discovered which causes the system to not "remember" that you are logged in when you view your main blog page. This is being fixed and a new release will be out, hopefully, soon.


Problem found with PHP version 5.2.8

The newest version of PHP (version 5.2.8) has either a bug or a "feature" in how it reads XML that renders bloo blogs unreadable.

The good news is that this is fixable. Version 1.20 of Bloo should fix this problem for good, by changing the way we're laying down a lot of the XML that Bloo needs to produce all visual elements. 1.20 is coming out soon, so hopefully no one will experience any downtime. If necessary, a patch will be delivered.

If you experience unexplained, garbled output in your Bloo blog, contact your webhost to see if your server was upgraded to PHP 5.2.8. And please let us know here, so a patch can be delivered to you.


Problem discovered on theme create

For those of you on version 1.00 that have installed Patch 2, please avoid creating new themes within the system (i.e, don't create table-based themes). A problem has been discovered that will cause the blog not to initialize if you create a new theme.

This has been fixed and the fix will be in the next release of the software (1.1) coming soon. In the meantime, if you run into a problem after creating an on-the-fly theme within Bloo, you can get back up and running by manually deleting the new theme from the snap_on table.

If you need help, leave a message here.

Again, this only affects you if you're on Bloo version 1.00 patch 2.



BlooQuote bug fix deployed

You'll notice that my Jack Handy quotes now roll forward nicely.

I'll be releasing that fix out on SourceForge in a patch file soon.

BlooQuote bug

A bug was discovered in the BlooQuote snapon that basically freezes it at the first quote - in other words, doesn't roll forward through the daily quotes - when you upgrade to release candidate 1.

There's a patch coming out for that. I'm going to test it here first.

Also - multiple category tags are coming! Been working on the interface . . .

Just found a bug!

Ah, the first bug in Bloo version 1.0 alpha. *sniff*

Just noticed it.

A cool (albeit virtual and entirely symbolic) pocket-protector to the first person who figures out what it is.

I'm going to bed. Looks like release 002 of Bloo alpha will be hitting the streets sooner than I thought.