Friday, April 07, 2006

Let's Try This Again

Now posting over here.

We are assured that mysterious computer-related things will succumb to catastrophe no more than around two or three times a week, and that sounds fine to me.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Advances, None Miraculous

Somewhere in his generally fascinating The Thirsty Muse, Tom Dardis discusses the "geographic cure" for alcoholism, in which the unhappy inebriate (in his case, Faulkner) attempts to cure himself of bad habits simply by altering his immediate physical surroundings.

This is basically one of those things that never works.

Regardless, mounting irritation with Blogger and Haloscan have led me to try something similar. Thanks to the good auspices of Phooeyhoo, I'll be found from now on at, as a sort of cousin site to Flog, should he ever decide to start posting again. If Dardis is any guide, I can expect a short grace period of reasonable output, followed by a protracted slide into an abyss of one-line posts and calendar months with only three updates to show for themselves.

Despite that prognosis, please update your links if you're of a mind to do so.

UPDATE: Alternatively, don't. Everything at the new place seems to have gone temporarily pear-shaped.

In comments, Pete presciently asks:
If I get a webcam can I just do a retina scan?
This is what we're ultimately working towards. Retina scans - in conjunction with other, more painful and invasive biometrics - are much more effective than a mere username/password system. And if you want to post comments, there's a microchip you'll need to have implanted subcutaneously. It's relatively inexpensive, and the "registration" process is covered by most HMOs and can be performed at any Mr. Goodwrench franchise.

Obviously, I will stop at nothing to safeguard my intellectual property. These blog posts are worth their weight in gold.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

"A Common Problem Among Yale Professors"

I've been over in the comment section at continuing to wage a vicious and unprovoked partisan campaign on behalf of the show Deadwood. While Googling up a non sequitur behind which to exit, I found this interview with series creator David Milch, which covers some of the same ground as the contemporaneous really long New Yorker profile but has enough new wrinkles to be worth reading. I'm posting it over here because Brandon has enough on his plate without having to host a dedicated site for me to pick fights with him about TV. (Although, come to think, that does give me an idea for a cable access show.)

Interview by Salon's not-un-awesome-in-her-own-right Heather Havrilesky.