I’m Sorry MSN




Earlier today, we posted news of the MSN.com redesign.

Actually, we posted it a little too early.

Despite my almost obsessive-compulsive checking of the post publication time and making sure my WordPress settings showed the correct time, the post published one hour before it should have.

Unfortunately, I was already tucked-up in bed by 11pm, so didn’t know about it until this morning.

It was a complete accident and I’m still scratching my head as to how the heck it happened. That really doesn’t matter much though, because the blame stops with me–regardless of the mitigating circumstances.

So, Microsoft, the MSN Team, Scott Trepanier (and team) my sincere apologies. Safe to say, I’m sending myself to embargo rehabilitation therapy and won’t be getting any desert the next time I go to the cheesecake factory!

Andy

PS. RackSpace has confirmed that the server time is correctly set. If you have a suggestion as to what it could be, please let me know. To recap; WordPress and server times are correct.

  • http://www.debtfreescholar.com/ Nate @ Debt-free Scholar

    At least you were only an hour off. A few weeks ago, I made a mistake in my scheduler and, if I remember correctly, I was more than a day off.

    Oh, and by the way, I thoroughly enjoyed your MSN post. I, a complete Google homepage fan, actually looked at their new homepage and liked it… although I do plan to stick with Google. ;)
    .-= Nate @ Debt-free Scholar´s last blog ..10 Ways to Save Living on Campus =-.

  • http://v MAS

    Oh Well… the cutting edge of leadership occasionally cuts back.

  • Doug Winfield

    Sounds like a timezone / DST setting in your blogging platform. Common problem.

    • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

      As I said, I’ve ruled that out as the culprit. :-(

  • http://www.joshchandlerblog.com Josh Chandler

    down with the embargo! :)
    .-= Josh Chandler´s last blog ..There’s something incredibly broken about using Twitter lists! =-.

    • http://www.davidwalker.tv David Walker

      Hear Hear! I’m sorry Andy, but it happens to the best of us and it doesn’t have to be something you did or that went wrong, it just does. Crazy that you still can’t figure out. Don’t tear your hair out though.
      MSN’s horrid colors (is that blue or green?) kept me off their pages for a decade; I might just reconsider after this clean look…
      .-= David Walker´s last blog ..Positioning Yourself as an Expert =-.

  • http://www.tribbleagency.com The Founder

    Uhh.. Rackspace is the problem…. check the server headings….

    Request

    HEAD /2009/11/im-sorry-msn.html HTTP/1.0
    Host: http://www.marketingpilgrim.com
    Connection: close

    Response

    HTTP/1.0 200 OK
    Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 20:14:44 GMT
    Server: Apache/2.0.52 (Red Hat)
    X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.11
    X-Pingback: http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/xmlrpc.php
    Set-Cookie: wpgb_visit_last_php-default=1257452084; expires=Fri, 05-Nov-2010 20:14:44 GMT; path=/
    Connection: close
    Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8

    But the current time is

    15:15
    .-= The Founder´s last blog ..Crowdsourcing becoming a crowded space =-.

    • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

      I just tested it, and it wasn’t off for me.

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