Friday, October 2, 2009

Programming Note

Sometime this morning, Blogger dropped an unexpected software change on our asses. All of a sudden, you can only put 10 tags on a post and each blog can have only 2,000 tags in total.

Well, by now you've probably noticed that we get a little tag-happy. I usually tried to hit the previous maximum of 200 characters on every post, regardless of the subject matter, partially for the resulting search traffic and partially just for the fuck of it. Unfortunately, this little habit has kind of backfired because by my count, we have nearly 4,350 individual tags ranging from "AssClowns" to "ZipTies".

That means that we can't put new tags on anything until we get back under that number. Since Blogger's software totally sucks, editing these labels incredibly tedious and I've got a pretty large mess on my hands that their Help Forums aren't going to be able to provide much assistance with. In the meantime we'll have get a little creative and re-use the tags we have.

As such, I won't be able to get to the Fall Beer Review I mentioned last night. But rest assured that Frank, John and I drank 6 Oktoberfests/Festbiers, 3 Harvest Ales and 4 Pumpkin Ales and recorded our reactions to them. It just has to be typed up and that's not happening today. I'll get it done over the weekend though and post it here on Monday when there will be some more eyes on it. For now, here are the baker's dozen we sampled last night.

Be back with the preview in a little while.


  1. Looks mighty fine there. You should have waited till tonight to embark on a voyage of The Michael Kay Drinking Game.

  2. Thanks, Daryll. I've got two beverage centers around here that have phenomenal selections. There's a good chance there's a second round of this.

    I have multiples of all of these (except the Pumpking), but I think if you really wanted to follow Kay's Drinking Game to the letter, you'd blacked out by the fourth inning.

  3. I just found out about the blogger update too. I just opened an account as well so I am trying to learn the tricks of the trade.

  4. Bren, I can peel some of the labels back for you... Or better yet, post some of the pictures where they are poured out into a sexy over-sized wineglasses and glass goblets.

  5. Pumking reigns supreme!!!!! I got it the other night and it's become my quintessential October beer!

  6. i've never had a blog before but after reading this i'm gonna go with wordpress

  7. Michael - I don't want to give away too much, but we all bowed to the Pumpking as well. Great, great execution of a pumpkin ale.

    Anon - Probably a good decision. I wish I had done that to begin with.