Just wrote this with an iPad.
Just checking if post-by-iPhone works.
A while back–years ago, maybe–there was an inter-blog symposium on how bloggers hated talking on the phone. Hated it. Preferred talking on IM or gchat or gmail.
I ask, belatedly, why? Phone calls don’t take much time. You can’t accidentally ignore them, as I often do with IMs and gchats, as I am constantly ignoring my email window to head out of my seat or–shock–talk on the phone.
Does Skype work? I mean, does it ever? Today I woke up prompt and ready for the legendary America’s Future Foundation podcast, started Skype, and… waited. The glorious free service never informed the other panelists I was online, so they called me on my phone – and because I was waiting by Skype, I had turned down my phone in the other room. By the time I finally contacted them via Skype’s chat feature (which was working) to ask what was up, the show was almost over.
So, all in all, a good start to Sunday. I really, really goddamn hate when technology makes a flake out of me.
Don’t cry for me, daveweigel.com readers. The truth is I never left you. A few months back weird WordPress bugs nibbled away at the moorings of this site. Posts that were written years ago (literally, as I’ve been blogging since 2001) were pushed up top. Spammers ran free and wild and naked through the digital streets. It sucked. And since I could blog at Reason’s Hit&Run, I moved on from here.
But! I’m back and beginning the tedious work of re-blogrolling, re-linking to all my articles, and re-establishing as the place to read my prescient and never-hackneyed opinions. For example, I hear that one football team is doing good right now.
I think I’ve turned off comments without registration. (It’s hard to tell from my end if the change took.) I’m trying to choke off some comment spammers who’ve been plagueing me this last week.
It took a grand total of 13 days for the touchpad on my new Gateway laptop to break. I’m really quite angry about this.
Remember, when you buy a computer, you’re also getting weekends and weekends of painful troubleshooting. Free of charge!
Fun thing about having a wireless connection and being able to work from coffee shops: There’s totally a couple discussing the end of their marriage in front of me right now.
Ok, the site’s up. Celebrate!
Obviously there’s a basic design and some buttons that don’t work. I’ll fix that in due time.