Making a cameo in my own production
Lest everyone assumes that I’ve forgotten that this website exists, let me assure you that I have not, so I’ll give you a quick update on things.
First, the TNG reviews. Sigh. I’m afraid what I’d hoped would be the Summer of Jammer’s Awesome Comeback has quickly slipped away to become the Summer of Lost Opportunities. After roaring through season five of TNG, season six remains on the back burner, and I regret to inform that I watched the first four episodes of season six back in late May, wrote the first review, and then got pulled away. Fast-forward nearly three months, and my grand plan to get TNG done before fall has become a fantasy. I’ll get back to it, but inertia has dragged me down yet again, I’m sorry to report.
Anyway, a couple weeks ago, a bunch of my websites got hacked. Jammer’s Reviews was somehow not one of them, but Jammer’s Blog was (all the files were erased and the admin account was hijacked), as was DudeQuote.com (and I assure you that the Dude did not abide). Fortunately, I always maintain significant backups of everything and was able to fix the damage fairly easily, but it’s a reminder that some people out there are jerks who just want to deface your site because they can.
Also, recently, after long deliberation, I finally became a part of the world of Android with a recent phone upgrade that was long overdue. (I was living in the dark ages; as smartphones went, it was the dumbest.) I gotta say the difference is night and day, and I can see where the addiction that is the smartphone comes from.
For a while I contemplated going to the dark side with an iPhone, but in the end I realized that I prefer the flexibility and open source of Android over the Nazi-like control of Steve Jobs and Apple. After getting my HTC Thunderbolt, I am absolutely certain I made the right choice. Great device.
This explains why I’ve felt compelled to go through and make some adjustments to the mobile sites on Jammer’s Reviews & Blog, which have been long overdue. Notably, I’ve revised the awful main index of the JR home page (it’s still not great, but easier to navigate by touch screen), and even more notably, I’ve added commenting to all the mobile pages of both sites, something that should’ve been enabled from the get-go. So enjoy that feature, even if I don’t yet give you new reviews to comment upon.
While only a complete overhaul of the entire website will truly bring it to where I want it to be (and I don’t relish the work required to do that), I’ve at least made some incremental changes that make some improvements, and there will likely be more.
So that’s some of what’s going on in my corner that lends insight into my web world. I won’t bore you with the rest.
Maybe if I get the chance to blog, I’ll talk about stuff on TV I’ve been watching. Like Louie, which is in the middle of its season now, and is some kinduva uniquely visionary one-man show. Or the final season of Rescue Me, which I approach cautiously, as usual, expecting it to live down to my already-low expectations. Or even True Blood, which I confess to still watching, for some reason. I know it’s not good, but I sort of want to see what crazy, goofy thing will happen on it. But I ramble.