Blogger was throwing a fit this morning/afternoon, which is the reason behind no Mirtle goodness so far today. Here's the company line on the outage:
Announcement: there is a scheduled outage for old Blogger next Tuesday, January 9th, from 7:45am-9:45am PST. You will not be able to post to old Blogger blogs or access any old Blogger blogs on Blog*Spot during this time. We also will not be allowing any new accounts or new blogs on new Blogger during this outage.Things appear to be back up and running now, about three hours behind this scheduled outage's schedule.
(This site remains an 'old Blogger' blog due to the fact it is too large to convert to the new system. When you're this big, they call you 'old Blogger'.)