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Are blogs dead? Maybe just mine.

By November 16, 2009 geekery, Meta, video games

Anyone else having trouble updating their blog lately? It’s not that I don’t have any content, or random stories to share. I think that I’ve just become more adept at sharing them elsewhere (like the Facebooks and the Twitters). Sometimes I think I might just turn this thing into a Tumblr page and go mobile. Anyway, I’ve saved up enough bite-sized content for a regular sized blog post, so here goes:

1During a freak accident at a video shoot, my Blackberry plummeted several feet to its demise. All the more surprising, it actually wasn’t me that dropped it. I was forced to kick into “Operation Upgrade” several months early, and got myself an iPhone 3Gs (32gb). I no longer have all that “app envy” coursing through my veins. Quite the opposite. I think I need to download an application that will occasionally shock my hand, forcing me to put down the iPhone and pay attention to my surroundings.

2All these videos games are killing me. The crazy, pre-holiday momentum has really kicked-in, and I’ve done a great job of staying ahead of all the new Xbox game releases that I want to get. Which has been about one a week as of late. Thankfully, it’s over for me until the new year, and my real problem now is when to find time to play any of them. Currently I’m rocking: ODST, Borderlands, Dragon Age, Modern Warfare 2, and Left4Dead 2.

3I take too many photos of my toddler and robots (though rarely in the same photo). Looking to also break the mold was my friend Hangry, who invited me to start up a joint photography blog. I was going to wait until we had more posts going to mention it, but I needed more stuff to pad out this list. You can follow our semi-random photo-awesomeness at our newly minted site, Crop and Bracket.

4Somehow I’m still making time for television. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by V, considering that I’m crazy-possessive about the original mini-series. (I plan on writing a full nerdcore review of the show after the initial 4 episode run concludes.) Also, I’d like to give props to FX for awesome season’s of Sunny in PA and Sons of Anarchy.

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I just know it’ll break.

By October 22, 2009 Meta, PDX

Supposedly, Yahoo! my web provider, is going to do some database/wordpress upgrades this month, and I’ve been warned that it could be anytime during October. It hasn’t happened yet, and I’ve got all the plugins and theme customizations standing by, ready to go when it goes down. Without a doubt, it’ll happen while I’m in PDX on vacation and my blog will look broken for a few days. If you see anything ‘brokeny’ looking, that’s what going on.

Anyway, it’ll be a fun trip to Portland, seeing friends and family and stuff, though the real reason for our visit is soley to have fondue and beer at Gustav’s – everything else on our trip is a bonus after that.

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Back on the blogrophone.

By June 17, 2009 Meta

Okay, so I’m back. I’ve been on a blogging vacation – mainly to figure out what to do with my site in the wake of my two database crashes in the past year. I’ve been fearful of posting too much stuff, or working too hard on my template, only to lose it all again. Not to mention the fact that WordPress and my theme, Thesis are constantly pumping out new versions (though that’s not necessarily a bad thing).

I was toying with the idea of just converting my blog to a Tumblr blog (, but I’ll lose some functionality along the way. Also, Tumblr and Flickr haven’t exchanged APIs yet, which was the deal breaker for me. I think I liked the idea of going to Tumblr because it’s part of that whole ‘follow culture’ that’s going on right now….which is partly to blame in my lack of motivation.

I’m finding it hard to update my blog, and follow/comment on other blogs when everything is cross broadcast through Twitter and Facebook. Anyone else feeling that way? Well, I’ve decided to get back on the blog. I just have too much cool stuff to post this summer. I’m not sure about going back and restoring old posts though, but I’m going to syndicate all my WP posts to my Tumblr page so that I’ll have somewhere to go if everything implodes again.

Anyway, I’ll end this with a question to y’all. Do you still read blogs, or as many blogs?

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It was quite a month.

By March 31, 2009 Meta

The blog is back online, and I’m installing some excellent back-ups into my wordpress install (which I should have done back in August, but never got around to it). Whenever I get the chance, I’ll be adding some new gadgets and restoring some of the older ones. I save all my source code and customizations, so that stuff will happen much faster than I can reload the content.

Anyway, March was not my month, man. My Xbox blew-up, my eyeball got infected, the blog had a meltdown, and Battlestar Galactica was flown into the sun. “Beware the Ides of March!”


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