Damn you, Google!

First post in a long time – Don’t worry, I haven’t been abducted by aliens from Omicron Persei 8

So today, Felicia Day launched her new personal show called the The Flog. Since I enjoyed this first episode immensely I decided it was time to extend my use of Youtube and subscribe to the channel (user?) Geek & Sundry.

To the *sshats at Google: Why, oh why, do you punish me for using Google Apps?

What’s the problem, you ask? Well, the problem wasn’t like it used to be (where I simply couldn’t log on to Youtube, unlike other services it didn’t give me the opportunity to switch to my non-apps Google account. So I had to log out from Apps account. Log in to my Google account, do whatever on Youtube and the log back into my Apps account – After logging of the Google Account, otherwise Google services would choose that as default).

One does not simply log in to Youtube

No, I was presented with a message telling, Youtube access hadn’t been enabled by my administrator. Easy peasy. I would just go to the domain control panel in Google Apps and enable. Right?

Wrong.

After remembering where the services are (that’s “Organization & Users” -> “Services” for future reference) I couldn’t find any Youtube. Turns out, I’m in the wrong country.

This is the fix:

  • On the Dashboard, select “Try Google Apps for Business Free”
  • On the next page, select “Country/Region: United States” and click “Begin Free Trial”
  • Now, a checkout window appear. Simply close it
  • Go to “Organization & Users” -> “Services” in your Apps control panel
  • Enable Youtube services
  • Wait five minutes
  • Log on to Youtube using your Google Apps account

In the end, it all worked out. And who can stay mad after watching @feliciaday in “The Flog”; @wilw and @grantimihara battle for (Small) World domination in “Table Top” – And last but least, a new video from @TheGuild called “I’m The One That’s Cool”. Oh, and this tweet.