There are days where I get up an intend to get a lot accomplished. I’ve got a huge situation in my garage that needs to be sorted out, a home office to still complete and organize, and about 20 other projects I want to complete that are just nagging me in the back of my brain. What did I do today however? I moved things around on the Internet.
For those that don’t know me I’m obsessed with domains. I own quite a few of them. Are they worth anything? Not so much. Are some dormant? Yes, at the moment they are. Did I still get a few new ones? Yes, yes I did.
As I mentioned yesterday I’ve taken the TV or Not TV columns that were present here and I’ve removed them. I’ve moved them all over to thetelevisionist.com. What I spent the better part of yesterday doing was copying all of my past articles as well over to that domain. Looked at from the outside this seems like much ado about nothing but for me it’s a place where I can do the weekly article that’s done for asitecalledfred.com as well as any daily TV musings that I may wish to share without article bombing the Fred site. As with any grand plan we will have to see what happens over time as only our good friend time will tell.
Hello world, it’s me… Will. How you doing? I haven’t just written anything here in a while so I thought maybe I should check back in.
I know that there aren’t any regular readers of this space on the Internet (myself included) but I’ve got a lofty goal for 2011: I’m going to write something here every day. I’m not saying it is going to be a blog assemble of the next great American novel and I’m not even saying that I’m going to write something meaningful and amazing here. I will, however, write something. That’s the key and it is the thing that I plan on doing. Since I can even write here from my cell phone I have no excuse.
There’s also going to be a bit of revisionist history going on here as well. All of those TV or Not TV articles that were here are going to be switching over to http://www.thetelevisionist.com web site. It’s not an easy process but I’m also the same idiot who took the time to edit all those entries from the old ‘web journal’ software that my coding friend Kermit (not the muppet) wrote over to WordPress here so hopefully I’ll get that done before the weekend is through and it will all be televisionist fodder. I will hopefully be writing something at least weekly there as well. I’ve already got the first bit of the first column of this year written so this should be an easy goal to achieve (touch wood).
That’s it for now.
I like it when people do things that can give us a global example about our nation’s issues. I often wonder how we are perceived, what people think of our choices, our leaders, etc.
This venture by a few folk in Iceland is the exact type of thing that I like. I bet they will make a killing on ad space sales as well.
Roughly 10 years ago I asked a friend if I could use the journaling code that he had written on my own site. It was a nice bit of code that would read text files in a directory, use their file name to extrapolate a date, and display it all on a web page, one day at a time, with a calendar that you coils use to navigate this online journal. A very rare few, if any, knew what a blog was at the time (note to self: look up when term blog became part of the Internet lexicon), heck even I didn’t. I, however, wanted to write about my observations and for some reason felt compelled to share them.
Now, 10 years later, I am sitting on a BART train and I am able to use my cell phone to update a blog. More amazing to me than this technological is the fact that I am now at a place in my life where I can really use the term “10 years later…”. My oh my, the time does fly.
I really don’t know which is more nerdy: blogging itself or blogging via iPhone on the commuter train. My initial guess is the latter and sadly it is what I am doing.
Yesterday’s experiment was a definite success. People who I know for a fact don’t read this site actually reached out to say hello. This isn’t to say I am not an annoyance to those that •I• message on a daily basis, but it does make me feel better I know that there are people out there that want to actually talk to me.
Last night I upgraded the software powering this site. After doing so I discovered a feature I wasn’t aware of and boy was it uplifting. Turns out that there is a feature that hits up Google to see how many others sites are linking to this site or aticles within. The number of incoming links on this bad boy? That’s a big fat goose egg! Yay blog!
By the way, I just have to say that I really hate the term blog. It is one of those lame and made up Internet terms created originally by open-source elitists who didn’t want ordinary people to know what they were talking about (and makes me feel like a dork even saying). This site isn’t a blog, it is my online journal that I write in because I like to write (however poorly the job may be… seriously I am 37 years old and I still have a had time using then and than properly). I don’t blog, I won’t blog, I just write. End of story.
Time to enter the Trans-Bay Tube, so that’s it for now.