Temporal Shift

It’s been a while, the longest while since I started this blog in fact. I got an email from Google last week letting me know that the site wasn’t mobile friendly anymore, so I logged on to fix it, and saw that I didn’t post anything at all here in 2014. I’ve still been online, just sharing my thoughts in other places like Twitter, Facebook and commenting on various other sites. I’ve added links to the menu above so you can check them out if you’re so inclined. I haven’t even really been that active on those places in the last few months because I always seem to be out of time.

In the years since I’ve started this blog, the amount of things available to fill my free time has grown considerably. I’ve upgraded my TiVo to a modern unit that’s capable of recording six channels at once. There’s shit on there from last year, entire seasons of shows that I haven’t got around to watching because there’s not enough time in the day. I still haven’t watched The Knick, Extant, or Gang Related (which I just learned was cancelled when I looked for the link to the show, that’s what I get for trying to avoid spoilers); I haven’t watched Halt And Catch Fire either and they added it to Netflix already, so I might as well delete those and make space for shit I won’t get around to watching until Christmas.

TiVo Screenshot
Yes, those shows are actually on my TiVo.

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Hey all, it’s been a while, I know. Going to have some new content up soon, but in the meantime, I’ve been overhauling the website a bit to get it to play nice with some other things around the web. It’s really more behind the scenes stuff, how the site’s organized on the back end, but you may have to update your RSS feeds/subscriptions in order to get the content you want.

Here are the two categories you can subscribe to:

  • Insomniac Non Sequitur (web | feed), my blog, where I provide humorous social commentary and media analysis
  • smile’s Song Of The Day (web | feed), which is a slight misnomer; lately it’s really more like smile’s Song Of Whenever He Gets Around To It

If you visit the website, the relevant sections should have the correct RSS/subscription links.

Some category updates and reorganization

Hey people; just been cleaning stuff up on the web side of things. To that end, I’ve changed the organizational structure. smile’s Song Of The Day used to be a subcategory of Entertainment, but is now its own category. If you’re subscribed to a feed or e-mail update, you shouldn’t notice any differences, but if you’ve bookmarked any of the Songs Of The Day, you’ll have to update your bookmarks, since they’re dynamically generated on this end. Thanks for your understanding!

Excuses, Excuses

If you’ve only recently discovered my blog, I hope whatever you found was worth the read. If you actually started following me, thank you so much for your patronage. Some of you have blogs or other online destinations that I will check out in kind when I have some time. If you’ve been reading Insomniac Non Sequitur for a while and want to know where the hell is all the stuff I promised months ago, I got caught up with other stuff. It’s still coming up. Also, WordPress changed the way they handle flash embeds, a lot of the videos on my older posts no longer show up. I knew this was going to happen, which is why I put off migrating my archives a while back (you may notice the gaps in post dates). Anyway, as you can see from my more recent posts in June and July, I was able to sort that out. The only thing is that I now have to put aside time to go through the older posts and replace any broken embeds. You, dear reader, may be able to help in that endeavor. If, while looking at a another post here, you come across a missing or broken embed, leave a comment on that page; that way, I’ll be sure to get on it. Naturally, you’re welcome to comment on anything you want, so do so if you feel moved. In the meantime:

  • I’m still working on that Police Academy piece.
  • I’ve been actively playing with the social video apps, but they keep getting updated. Still on top of it (which is kind of useless to you right now).
  • Going to post an entry on my recent L.A. trip in the next day or two.

Thanks for your patience!

Back With A Mac Mini

Hey people! I know it’s been over a week since I promised at least 3 new entries in this blog, but I got caught up with a couple of other things. I did watch the Police Academy saga over the weekend, but haven’t posted the article yet because Monday was my birthday and my mother surprised me with a new computer setup, as seen here:

If the embedded video doesn’t appear above, click here to watch it at Qik.

So I had to migrate all the stuff from my old computer over to the new one, which took some time. I also had some trouble getting my iPhone to sync with the new computer (search for “iphone sync stops at step 7 of 7” for an idea of some of my issues), which left me incommunicado for a couple of days, but now I’m up and running for the most part.

Also, I was playing around with some social video apps over the weekend for the piece comparing those, but Viddy released a new version along with an overhaul of their website on Tuesday, so what I was going to write about that is already outdated. I’ll play with the new version some more and write something up soon.

Lastly, I’m not sure if anyone is still interested in reading a recap of this past season of Celebrity Apprentice. The season finale was almost two weeks ago and it’s not like they reinvented the wheel or anything. Still, I do have some thoughts that I want to get down, so while I may not put out the most exhausting examination of the show, there will be something. Thanks for your patience.

Police Academy On TV This Week

Coming up: Social Video, Police Academy, Celebrity Apprentice

What’s up people? I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but he’s a quick update on some upcoming posts:

It’s been a little over a year since I wrote a post on Viddy. Seeing as how the head of the company stopped by, read it and then addressed pretty much all of my beefs with the next software update, I should have acknowledged that a lot sooner, but in case you haven’t noticed, I’m kind of dick sometimes. Well, that follow up is coming, along with a look at some of the other players in the social video arena (specifically, Tout, YouToo, Qik and Color, because they’re the ones I’ve used).

Also, by (sort of) popular demand, I’ll be writing a piece on the sociological undertones of the Police Academy movies. Yup, that’s right. Last week, The AV Club celebrated Police Academy with a series of articles. I left a detailed comment on one of the articles, which got some good feedback, and a crowd sourced idea for a post. I don’t actually own the movies, because they’re on TV all the time. In fact, here’s what a TiVo search brings up:

Police Academy On TV This Week
They’re still in heavy rotation after all these years

As you can see, with the exception of The Original and Citizens On Patrol, the entire movie series will be on premium cable this week. I’ve already set the TiVo to grab them, and I’ll swing by the library to borrow DVDs of the two that aren’t airing. I’ll watch ’em all and regurgitate something eventually.

Lastly, while writing this, I’m also live tweeting this season’s finale of The Celebrity Apprentice. I’ve been doing that all season, so I’ll be writing a post or two relating to that. Eventually.