Posts Tagged ‘blogging’

ghost in the machine

July 25, 2008

A few months back, Newscoma came to me and said, “Ron, you write everywhere. You really need to keep it all in one place in case the websites go offline.” I agreed and made notes to myself to do this. That was months ago.

Because I’m lazy, and because it’s been around for like 4 years, I figured that my old work at Living Corpse/Film Sewer would be the last things I’d have to worry about. After all, when I tried to buy the site in October 2006, I was told that it would be around forever, as long as the owner has the money to pay for it. While I have copied over a bunch of the reviews I had, there were another 50 or more left to transfer over. I’d do them in bunches, do a little editing to the old work as I went along, and reposted them here.

Life gets in the way, I get some writing work, I get lazy (again), and then when I go back to check on the old reviews, the website is gone and remains gone as of a few days ago. It’s not even a question of me not having the old reviews, because I compulsively backed up everything during my time as chief editor of the website. It’s more a question of the fragile nature of the work we here do in the internet aether. What you spend hours or years on may be gone before you know it, so save every little bit of electronic detritus you may produce if you think you’ll ever want to see it again.

So in that spirit, does anyone know how to make an archival backup of a blog? Internet magicians, heed me in my hour of need!

Happy Blogaversary To The Best Blogger Ever

June 1, 2008

Well, as of yesterday, this old blog (as opposed to my TV show in development, This Ol’ Blog) has been around for an entire year. That’s right, 365 days of shamelessly self-promoting articles at Den of Geek about Jackie Chan, making fun of Steven Seagal, and of course, tasteless jokes about dead celebrities.

And to think, when I first started this blog I promised I wouldn’t indulge in a lot of shameless self-promotion. Yet here I am, whoring my own links for fun and profit and theoretical dollars. If I wasn’t so awesome, my hypocritical stand would bother me. Fortunately, like most famous people, it’s do as I say, not as I do.

How I stuck with this shit this long I’ll never know.

Author’s Note: Here is Google’s top link for blogaversary. Is anyone really surprised? Newscoma > Internet


May 15, 2008

I am absoultely worn out. Yet, here I am. It’s close enough to 3:30 in the morning, and I cannot even get close to sleep. My mind, as usual, is just flying around.

The fact that I watched the confrontation between Buzz Bissinger and Will Leitch again probably isn’t helping me. I already vented a significant helping of bile over this issue at Chez Coma, and in emails to various people, but it still infuriates me. Not just for the ignorance of what Bissinger said (and the way he said it), but because I don’t think being in the press box makes you in any way, shape, or form more qualified to comment on a game than watching it on a nice HDTV with close-ups, replays, and generally superior presentation. Not that I have a nice HDTV, but I know that the TV camera can get a hell of a lot closer than I could to any professional sporting event.

Anyway, I don’t want to get into that yet again. That happened weeks ago, and in the Internet world, that may as well be something from 20 years ago. No sense beating Eight Belles.

In new business, I don’t think Buzz Bissinger has eyebrows. Seriously. It’s creepy. He’s got a bit of a post-horse Christopher Reeve thing going on and it’s really giving me the willies. That’s probably why I can’t sleep. Every time I close my eyes, I see Buzz Bissinger with a stack of deadspin posts, reading to me angrily about Rich Garces’ magnificent tits.

In the words of Old Timey Homestar Runner, “That monster’s gonna give me nightmares!”

My damn Blog-O-Cuss Meter

April 3, 2008

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That’s some fucking bullshit, gang.