The original Clash of the Titans is surely branded deep in my brain as I saw it many times as a kid, but I can barely remember anything except for the togas, Medusa and the weird stop-motion creatures.
This is our first Trailers Without Pity video since December and we're back on schedule to do these every two week. It was a lot more work than I remembered, but also tons of fun. I really like how this one turned out.
In about a month and a half, I won't be able to update this Web site the way I have for the last five or six years.
Blogger is shutting down its FTP service, which means I won't be able to create blog entries using Blogger and have it automatically FTP to my Web host.
My options as it stands are to either move my entire site to a Google-hosted platform, which I don't want to do, or to move this blog to some other kind of blogging software, like Wordpress, which I quite like and have used for blogging on othersites.
Or I could just shut down this site. That's certainly an option, but not one I'm really considering. For one thing, I have advertisers who've already paid for the text ads you see on the rails and those agreements are ongoing.
But I like posting here, even as infrequently as it happens. It's my home on the Web. I don't post my most private thoughts (I like having a job and feeding my kids), but I do let it hang out a little more here than in other places where I write, except for maybe Twitter, where I'm most off-the-cuff (within limits).
It's hard to believe the site has been around almost 10 years and that I suddenly have to decide whether it's worth the effort to move it to Wordpress. That's probably what I'll do, but a petulant part of mine thinks, "Fuck this. I have more important shit to deal with."
Like, say, watching a bunch of DVR'd episodes of Saturday Night Live and Mighty Boosh. So not really important stuff, really, just things I'd rather be doing than learning how to export a site from Blogger and import it into Wordpress. 10 years ago, I had the patience to learn how to create image maps and to use Dreamweaver and Fireworks to create this Web site, but now I barely have the patience to get my car registration renewed and toilet train my two-year-old. (I know. Priorities!)
Part of me wishes I had the willpower to just nuke the whole site and start over on Wordpress, but I know that's not a possibility. I'm getting better about not holding onto the past so much, but I hate it when Web sites disappear and their archives go away forever. I know that's a site owner's prerogative, but as a reader it always feels like the author of a book I quite like snuck into my house and removed it from the bookshelf so I can never go back and browse through its pages ever again. I don't think I could do that.
So we'll see what happens. I have more than a month to figure it out in between dealing with South by Southwest Interactive, working and doing everything else I do.
I'm annoyed, but I'll get over it. Blogger is NOT a good blog platform; it's tolerable and I've put up with it for years longer than I should have because I didn't feel like migrating elsewhere, but it's sad how far Blogger has fallen behind other blogging platforms and how such a cool thing has just suffered from neglect and lack of innovation. It feels like an elephant graveyard and maybe that alone will be enough to motivate me to get my ass over to the greener grass of Wordpress, Terribly Happy in tow.