Posts Tagged ‘blog’
As a long time blogger I’ve seen a lot of sites go under for a variety of reasons. Some good, some bad, some life, some tragic.
Its sad really. The ongoing debate between video games, whats appropriate, what isn’t, whats sexist, whats misogynistic, and whats feminist is not going to go away anytime soon. If anything with trends such as #GamerGate, it is likely going to ramp up further. So having a voice in the realm such as with Game Politics was a good thing.
Sadly that voice has had to close their curtains at a time when rational discussion is sorely needed both now and in the future. Another story in the digital dust.
With The Armorer finally going dark there aren’t too many folks from the heydey of blogging still around.
So whose left?
Well John DuMond of Nobody Move is still writing, and doing so with much more regularity than myself. I’m a frequent lurker there and rarely comment but I still like his work, especially his true crime pieces.
Harvey too, is also still running over at Bad Example. Again I lurk but do not comment often. Mostly because I have a hard time finding time to do much more than quickly read any more with work and school.
Laughing Wolf has been much more creative than I posting quite regularly.
Stephen Sherman aka The Commissar still runs his Ace Pilots page, but his Politburo Diktat is long gone.
Teresa and Technicalities is still alive and kicking
Doc at DocInTheBox also posts occasionally.
T1G of Drunken Wisdom is another sporadic like myself.
EricSWG of StraightWhiteGuy also writes sporadically, and well as always when he does.
The Conservative UAW guy last posted in May.
Nidonemo is still active thankfully.
The Ministry of Minor Perfidy is another who has not posted since May
Slobokan has been silent since April
All of the Northwest Arkansas Bloggers are gone save for myself.
Since I started writing online back in 1997 I have seen the web undergo a lot of social changes. From mIRC to OTC sites such as Tripod and Geocities, to the MySpace and Blog Heydeys.
All the folks I have listed above, for the vast majority I interact with via Facebook with regularity. They get tired of the spammers, the Chinese hackers, the internet drama, and the “Take this down or we’ll sue you!” crowd.
Its hard to blame them. I’ve been threatened with at least 4 lawsuits in over 15 years of writing on line. I’ve gotten more hate mail than I can shake a stick at. Its one reason I have rarely if ever used my real name online: the fact is there are just some plain old fashion sick people out there.
But I have also met some fabulous people, made great connections. Been introduced to some legends, and people who I consider friends today.
Blogs may be going to the way side, and one day it is entirely possible that this site too may go dark (though I have no immediate plans to do so) but until that time its much like digital cave drawings. People have evolved, maybe not for the better, but their digital social culture has definitely swung towards the instant gratification world of Facebook and G+. Even I use them.
But I can’t put down my keyboard, not entirely. I feel like if I do, a little piece of me might die with it.
Over at The Armorer’s place they are celebrating their Anniversary of have their web doors open.
Over 10 years, and frankly given how many website’s I have seen come and go that’s pretty impressive.
Calimus and I started blogging back about 1995 under the heading of Techography.com. We had a major database crash in 2005 roughly, and we split the sites by opening this one in 2008 due to a change in focus of my own and what I blog versus the content at Techo.
We’re limping along, but much as The Armorer says, I’m not looking to do anything phenomenal, not that I ever did online. It’s been a hobby for me, and a study in social as I watch how the technological world changes from m-IRC, to forums, to websites, to blogs, to Facebook and Twitter. Watching as the people move from one system to another.
In any event having a website for 10 years is a pretty big deal and should be celebrated accordingly.
Go drop him an “Atta Boy!” will ya?
Seven years of cigars, Irish stew, Guinness and live music.
Its been a lot of fun. Celtic Grill is under new management, but at current we have nothing to fear and are welcome to join the festivities once again.
This year should be no different.
Please come join us Saturday the 17th. We’ll be there at 17:00 central time and first four lucky folks will get to share a cigar that I provide and I’ll buy the first round.
See you there!
So we have 11 days. In the next 11 days I will be wrapping up a lot of details at my current job, and preparing for my new one. After that time I’ll be joining the quote “Big Leagues” and will be changing some of my habits.
After much discussion, folks input, and E-mails as well as commentary, the decision has been made to keep the doors open here at Registered Evil, and see how it goes.
If we attract no H&I fire, we’ll keep it operation.
If we start taking rounds, I pull the plug.
Sorry folks but family welfare takes priority over much beloved hobbies.
I, personally, will be cutting back not only on when I blog, but what I blog. Sports, Military and History will probably become my forte. Look for more stories like this, to give you an example.
V00d3w will be picking up the slack on political commentary, as well as anyone else who wants to sign up.
We have only a few rules: no pr0n, no Boonie Rat speak*, always consider OPSEC** and keep it civil***. That’s it. Any subject is a go, and nothing else is taboo.
So you want to be a blogger? Want to be a MilBlogger?
Consider this your recruiting call.
Drop us a line here, on Twitter or on Facebook.
* below the jump
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During the course of my career I received the minor reputation as a bit of a madman.
Long hours were my hallmark. The ability to sleep under ones desk and work at a computer station for over 48 hours can not be under rated when talking about project support. The ability to subside purely on coffee, nicotine, and finger nails is a survival ability needed in very few occupations, but practically second nature when on a IT Roll out spanning the entire country.
I have worked almost every position that can be had on a roll out. Field Tech, Help Desk, Help Desk manager, Project coordinator, Project Manager, Logistics, SME, QA Inspector even Safety and Field trainer. I have worked in 38 states. 4 countries. Thats not even including the places I went in the service. Over 1,000 projects, and who knows what the monetary value of all the projects I have worked on would be if I even tried to add them up. I wouldn’t mind having 1% of that, heh.
Now I have been given one step below my dream job: Roll out Specialist. However it’s not just the job, but with who. The number one company on the Fortune 500 list. No other company has more roll outs, and does it on less money than they do. No one. period. You can’t find a bigger, or better, challenge than that.
It’s a corner stone for me, a turning point, and as pilots refer to it: Bingo.
Got some changes coming round here.
We are in the last week of our Irish dedication, and I hope you have enjoyed our stories of Ireland, as well as the music and quotes from the country as well.
The big change is up in the air. We ask that you cross your fingers. It is something I, at least, have been striving for a very long time to gain a footing within. Because of this, there is a high possibility that our blogging may experience a transition in the near future. Some things are happening in my career that may make blogging either more common, or regular. Currently I try to have posts up by no later than 9 am. That time may shift to extremely early, or conversely extremely late.
However while the transition takes place we may go a few days without a post. We are not quitting. Careers just take precedence you know?
Otherwise continue to expect your College Sports coverage, political analysis, cigar reviews and other material of eclectic interest you have come to know and love.
Thanks to the wonders of Twitter I was able to reestablish contact with a blogger whom I had not “spoken” with in quite some time.
Venomous Kate of Electric Venom is indeed still at her venomous best
Given the large amount of bloggers whom have vanished in to the folds of Facebook for instant gratification, it’s nice to find another blogger who survived the BlogBoom of the mid 2000’s.
Drop in and say Hi will ya? Tell her I sent you.
I’ve had a theory for quite some time. A recent discussion with Boraz via Twitter reminded me of it once again.
My Microwave Burrito Theory
I’ve used this analogy quite a bit lately. In a recent paper regarding human interaction with technology I referenced it for college. I’ve mentioned it in comments countless times on other blogs.
I’ve never really put it in to a perspective that others could follow for posterity.
New year, New comedy…the best stuff is UNscripted…
v00d3w: lemme ask ya
v00d3w: what does “well done” in terms of food mean to you?
bloodspite: Well done?
bloodspite: Charcoal brick
v00d3w: but no pink right
bloodspite: Pink, your lucky if its still meat
bloodspite: More like a rock
v00d3w: well aparently to the cooks at the cafe here, it means hard black crispy meat shell with pink in the middle
bloodspite: I never order well done
bloodspite: I like my food rare
v00d3w: hate rare
bloodspite: I like my steak where a good skilled veternarian has a high chance of bringing it back to life
v00d3w: so in other words, not hot from the grill, hot from just bein killed
bloodspite: Pretty much.
v00d3w: thats bad
bloodspite: That is perfect
After having the Buddy Press system on here for almost a year, I’m going to remove it from the site. No one has used it quite frankly but spammers.
Our handful of regular commenter’s utilize the stock comment system, so the only thing the Buddy Press system has been so far is a distraction.
So unless someone out there actually has a use for it (feel free to comment) I’m going to remove it by the end of the week.
v00d3W: *pant *pant *
bloodspite: no pic of her?
no not that kind of pant,
v00d3W: the out of breath, need air, too much work strangeling the life out of my beaten and battered brain…pant
bloodspite : Oh
bloodspite: I thought that was a damn shes smoin hot cant believe shes real in my office I need sexual healing right now baby call the paramedics are you a nurse darlin pant
bloodspite: Apparently in 1 hour or so?
My office will be filled with children of all ages
bloodspite: All i have on my desk is my travel humidor
v00d3w: ? oh, you need candy huh
Its either that
Or I’m gonna be on the news
bloodspite: As 6 year olds walk out of the Playground company puffing on La Gloria Cubanos
that’d actually be funny to see
bloodspite: I’m sure their parents would be pleased
v00d3w: but isnt it all about the kids?
The Mechanic is deployed yet again. So I have again been asked to assist in keeping some regular content at his website Frozen in Drum, a Fort Drum, and 10th Mountain focused MilBlog.
Drop in over there sometime, say Hi. Wander around.
Just make sure we don’t let the dog out unsupervised all right?
Polls are open, on the right hand side!
If you need to remember what the Winner gets, See Part 1
If you need to remember what the pictures look like
Poll will stay open until March 31st!
On April 1st we’ll announce the winner!
Also don’t forget: Tonight at the Celtic Grill!
Any bloggers or readers who show up will get a free drink on yours truly
I’m easy to spot. Look for the Red bearded, short fat guy with the gray Irish Flat cap. I’ll be more than likely adorned with various “Kiss me, I’m Irish” paraphernalia, as its the only time a year I get them from the lasses
If nothing else you can say you hung out with the only Southern Irishman in Northwest Arkansas/Southwest Missouri
Hope to see ya there!