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I must say I'm liking Beth's writing more and more. I've always been a sucker for enjambement and caesura - Yeats will do that to you - but I think she's found a particularly female way of using that form in a way I find endlessly interesting. I just get a sense of a great deal happening as a result of form in a way that can betray otherwise "ordinary" content.

But yes, also been having lots of fun with the later two seasons of American Dad. The writing really did get a lot better. The HIMYM people are idiots. For the most part. Some of their writers less so - Brenda Hsueh I remember doing good work.

Internet connection seems less problematic, but I think a consultation is still going to be useful. Looking forward to going to Kalamazoo. I dug out finally my USB switch, so that I can now use my left hand mouse with my Biffing computer. My main machine I named Inside. My laptop is Fallingbeam.

Blah blah, first African American nominee of a major party, blah blah. Where's the shame? Where's the acknowledgement that the import of this thing is due of the immense sins of the past? You cannot have "progress" without knowing where you came from, and you cannot have "progress" if you don't understand how small some things are. And what of the subtler, more insidious problems of gender? A little less celebration, a little more shame - would just be useful.

Caffeine is evil. I should really do a "Contact Louis" page. Allow myself to use Spammagnet again.

God bless you PeerGuardian 2.

Victory is Mine!

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Arr. Have now migrated to new servers (well, had my content migrated by my lovely support people to new servers for me). Also imported all my content from all previous blogs. Victory is Mine.

Sometimes you just stand there hip-deep in pie, but sometimes stuff just all works out. I'm the man.

This sounds like the beginning of a soft-rock ballad, but I've just woken up, at it's about 4am. I've just finished putting infolinks on my site. It's that inline advertising that has double-underlined links, and when you hover over it, it pops up a thing with the product etc. Infolinks is good in that it's not snooty about being put on small sites - unlike the bigger advertisers Chitika, Vibrant Media, Kontera.

I'll have info on my "Why Ads?" page about how to block it, though I'll probably only have them on my archive pages, which means the permalink pages and the category/monthly archive pages. Those are the ones that get the most traffic that aren't people I know. I figured keeping them off the pages would be a good idea.

I'm finding the referral links from adsense to be a little less than useful. I might just take them out. I didn't really want much on the pages anyway. And not much is showing up other than the ads for Barefoot Contessa.

I am happy that I'm able to make my ads as inobtrusive as possible, and for them to fit into the colour scheme of the site.

Anyway, no one should worry that this is all the site will ever be, I'll write about other things eventually, I've just got the meta stuff on the brain right now. I have a bunch or hours till I bug the abuse team at ICDSoft about whether they're lifting my performance restrictions. Once that happens I can try and do a proper import of my previous entries.

Flickr is evil and that's why I'm not using them anymore. I have my own hosting, so that will work out just fine. I'm liking the work I did on my pages, esp. with the pairing of the pictures.

Still dying to ask about what I shouldn't ask about. Also tired of tedious people. And especially when I'm hot and grumpy, I think about my future with a kind of annoyance.

I got a haircut. I should book the room for when I'm going over to Kalamazoo. I might stay with Michele in between.


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Really as a form of good luck for the blog. How many of your remember this from my old apartment on Beach Road, back the last time when I had no future?

I'm just going through all the tsuris associated with upgrading Movable Type - though to be sure, plenty of it is my fault for having left it alone for so long. This is just a clean install, but I'm trying to upgrade my other install so that I can get the tools to stop the trackback spam and then start hacking away at it.

New GPS arrived. Pretty spanky. Haven't had much call to use the traffic feature yet, but we'll see. Shu-Huei is coming to visit on Sunday for Memorial Day Weekend.

I keep wanting to ask about something I don't want to ask about. I assume if there was good news that I would have been told. I'd like to think that even if it wasn't great news, that getting close to things happening is at least a kind of step.

I wonder if I'm feeling obliged to write longer posts to justify the amount of ads I've slapped onto the site. Once I have more content I'm sure it'll seem less obtrusive.

Hello, It's Me

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I think I'm back, in some kind of sort. I'm still figuring how effectively to import my previous blog. But I like the idea of a place to hang my stuff.

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