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  • So the holidays are always a drag for me. Lots of hours and very little time for anything else. They are over now thank goodness.

    As far as site updates here or my other blogs I’ve done very little other than maintenance updates, etc. A post here and there but that’s about it. Same with the BBS. The machine it’s on hosts my home automation server as well for the time being and I regularly reboot it but that’s about it. Haven’t even updated the software or anything.

    The great majority of my free time has been with my family or playing Ingress (as usual)

    Anyway, if you have any problems with the BBS (no, the doors still don’t work) or one of my sites, feel free to contact me. I’ll do what I can to get it fixed up.

    Thanks, and hope everyone is having a great year so far.

  • Yes, I’m still alive!

    I had planned on getting online and writing a short review of the Themer app by MyColorScreen as I received my beta code this morning. Alas, that’s not going to happen this morning although I will try and get it online by the end of the day.

    What I did find when I logged onto the site for the first time in months was that Google had decided my site was the home of malware and should be avoided. Dayum.

    Earlier this year I started using a couple of 3rd party plugins that would pull in my posts from Google+ and turn them into blog posts. Seemed like a pretty cool thing to do and as I currently spend what little time online I have on G+ that was very convenient. Anyway, what I found was that the Google+ Blog plugin had pulled in everything I had ever posted on G+ and duplicated each of them 16+ times. WTF? So I ended up having to delete 2500+ blog posts that were all duplicates. Since I wanted to keep one of each I just couldn’t go in and blindly delete them all. Fucking asshats.

    So I think I’ve gotten rid of all the duplicates now, if you notice any please let me know.

    I have also disabled almost all of the 3rd party plugins I was using here on the site and gone back to the stock commenting system (actually using Jetpack for this now).


    As far as the BBS, it’s still online and you should be able to get to it via telnet OR the applets linked to above. I haven’t even logged in in months or checked my netmail. That comes soon. It’s still hosted in a virtual machine on my desktop BUT I do have a laptop set up running Windows XP that I will be moving it to at some point soon. This will mean more resources for the BBS and more disk space as well for files. I’m still running Synchronet and will update it to the latest version as well.

    As always, if you have any feedback for the BBS or my blog please feel free to contact me at one of the above links.

  • Blogging 19.02.2013 No Comments

    It’s been a while since I’ve done any type of product review here but I decided that it was time to throw the proverbial hat into the ring and start doing a few here and there. I don’t plan on doing many paid reviews anymore though and if I do you can be sure that it will be disclosed in the post.

    Anyway, it’s not as if I post extensively any more. I would guess that about 90% of the content here is fed from my G+ feed as well as Twitter and Disqus.

  • Blogging 05.02.2013 No Comments

    So I’ve installed a plugin that should allow for the importing of all my G+ posts automatically into the blog. Guess we’ll see about that. I’ll put up a test post on my G+ account to see if it works. It’s hard enough to get me to blog anymore but I am still occasionally posting on my G+ and FB accounts as well as Twitter.

  • Blogging 24.11.2012 No Comments

    If you are looking for the crime stories they are here, at Sickcrimes.US

  • Blogging 04.11.2012 No Comments

    Wow. Apparently at some point this weekend I finally passed the millionth visitor to the site since I started using Sitemeter back around 8-10 years ago. Not really sure when I started using it but the site itself has been up since Christmas Day 2000 and prior to that was a BBS. That’s one million  visitors, not page views. I passed the million mark on views a long time ago.

    The site has changed drastically over the last few years. It started out as Shadowscope BBS (originally Shadowland) then at some point during 2,000 I changed it to a web page and updated the html manually on a daily basis. Around 2003 I started using Movabletype which helped the blogging because I didn’t have to update the html. Posts were sparse though. While I wrote on a regular basis it was mostly sharing links and a couple lines of blurbs. Sort of where I am right now as a matter of fact lol. I blogged on a very regular basis starting in 2004 until about 2010. For a while I did the payperpost thing and then shifted over to what I really enjoy, crime blogging.

    In 2009 or 10 I moved my crime blogging over to the site it’s currently at and this one pretty much sat dormant. I am trying to post a little more regularly now but for the most part this site just collects links from the other places I post, Twitter, Sick Crimes and Skullfucking (not that I’ve updated there recently either.)

    Any way you look at it 1,000,000 is an awful lot of visitors.


  • Blogging 31.10.2012 No Comments

    So once again it was a successful blog meet at SWG’s place. (yes I did post this at my other site as well)

    Unfortunately I arrived Saturday afternoon due to scheduling. Once of my manager’s had a vacation which didn’t end until Saturday and she went on a cruise (during hurricane season) and ended up getting stuck an extra day. Luckily my boss still allowed me to head out. I hit the road fairly early Saturday, stopping to watch the rest of my daughter’s soccer game before I hit the road to Tennessee.

    The usual gang was there.  Eric of course and his lovely wife Fiona, Steve and Donna, Dax Montana, Zonker (who I haven’t seen in a couple of years), Velociman (ditto), Chou Chope, Teresa, Boudicca, Denny, Jerry, K-nine, that guy with the Great Farookin’ Hair and Erica. I finally got the chance to meet Libby for the first time, which was a nice treat. RSM and Tommy were both there on Friday so I didn’t get the chance to see them this time around.

    If I missed anyone (or have wrong links), let me know and I’ll add you in!

    While I only managed to get one evening it was still a good time. I didn’t make it in time (or think about it) to set up a live link as we did last year, sorry about that.

    There was a bit of talk about resurrecting the Southern Writer’s Conference aka the drunken blodger gathering. Just as soon as I get my calendar for 2013 I’ll let you guys know when a decent weekend would be for me.

  • Blogging 08.06.2012 No Comments

    I’ve spent the last hour or so looking through old un-categorized blog posts for a couple of chapters of some fiction I wrote a few years back. They should be either here or at skullfuckin but for the life of me I can’t find them. Damn. If any of you run across them shoot me a line. You’ll know them by the crappy writing :)

    I was thinking about adding to them but now I would have to recreate them so I just don’t know if I will or not. I know that I could write successfully but then the laziness kicks in. Heh.

    As I mentioned in that last quick post yesterday evening, I experienced a bit of downtime on all of my sites. Apparently one of the WordPress plugins I was using had thrown a monkey wrench into the gears and I was using a crapload of CPU. My provider contacted me about it so I made a cursory examination and inactivated a few plugins but didn’t do a very thorough job of it. Personally I think it was the syndication plugin I was using to pull blog posts from my other two sites into this one. Long story short they suspended my account and I just didn’t give enough of a shit about it to fix the problem until yesterday.

    I had considered just canceling my account and redirecting all of the URLs to my Google+ or Facebook pages but for some reason I never got around to it.

    I have since decided that I do want to keep the blogs online. Don’t know if I will continue to blog or not but I’ve been doing it so long it would be a shame to get rid of it all.

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