03 April, 2013

Computers and cell phones (a misguided history)

I am probably the most half-assed blogger alive. I haven't promoted Days A or B on my Twitter, like I usually do, and I haven't promoted any posts on the Facebook page for this blog in...months? All the while, I feel like it's a struggle to maintain an online presence, even though I would have do more of the required work for it to happen.

I used to be more snappy with my work, but then the coolest excuse ever comes in to save my ass. Maybe. In the middle of last October, my laptop started spitting sparks and almost BURNED DOWN my client's home.

Well, shit. My laptop died and tried to take me with it. I became pretty existential for a while after that. Why did my laptop try to assassinate me? Was it the pterodactyl porn? Or was it some political-esque statement about my choice in music?

Whatever it's reasoning, I have strayed from the point and hopefully did not alienate anyone with my choice in...viewing materials.

The point is that it's hard to have an online presence when your one connection to the online world just catches fire. While I wasn't blogging at the time, I did (and still do) have a video blog going (more on that on Day P). All of my video editing software was gone, meaning I would have to do my videos in one take.

Just to drive the nail in deeper, I didn't realize until I was filming the next video that it didn't matter what I had filmed on the video camera, as I had nothing to transfer the footage to upload to the intertubes.

With time running out to get my video up, I did the only thing I could think of, and filmed my video with my cell phone. I've been doing it that way ever since, and I kind of like it. Don't get me wrong, I loved the editing and using the video camera, but using my phone just kind of adds another layer to it that I find to be quite enjoyable.

The only downside is that I've been Twittering and Facebooking and even blogging on my phone, too. It's a bizarre experience, as I have never relied on one item for almost all of the things I find important (I can't play Pokemon on it, so not everything important) in my life before. It's an odd feeling.

What I'm trying to say is don't go easy on me. Hold me to the same standards as everyone else. Obviously I have the ability to do all of these things from my phone, as I actually have done so since, so there's no reason for the slacking. Time to whip my ass into shape.

Tomorrow: I wish I was British....


  1. Okay, the first part made me chuckle.... but I'm very sorry about your computer. I know I would go absolutely crazy if my comp gave out!

    Keep blogging though--I'll keep reading! you can get through this challenge, I know it!

    Love and stuff,

  2. PS: Not sure if you know that the word verification CAPTCHA is turned on for your blog. Thought I'd let you know just in case you weren't aware!

  3. Too bad about your computer- that is awful. Reminds me to back up all my photos onto my remote hard drive. Thank you!
    I gotta tell you it is very hard for me to read your blog with the intensely dark background along with the dark type. Any chance you can adjust it a bit ??
    Other than that I am enjoying your blog and don't be too hard on your self. This is supposed to be fun! Have a great day!