OK, this post for me and other readers with TypePad blogs. There is a blog (and feed) with “TypePad Known Issues”(and resolutions) to refer to before you report unknown issues!.
Known Issues for TypePad - http://everything.typepad.com/knownissues/
Updates from the TypePad team about bugs and open issues that affect a large number of TypePad accounts
Six Apart are/have been doing some major infrastructure work on TypePad which must be fun when you have a large user base, always live*. It hasn’t been without problems but, hopefully, will result in a better TypePad. My tip for any blog platform is to use an off-line post editor as it insulates you from many performance hiccups. Should anything go wrong while posting you have a local copy to repost with just a click.
All this talk of known and unknown reminds me of Donald Rumsfeld’s:
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don't know
We don't know.
— Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing – via Slate, where there are more!
* Our IT team have been virtualising servers. Today they helped change the license server for CAD and a few related applications so transitioning “live” systems has been on my mind too!