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DP Blogs not eaten!

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They're back again for our backing up pleasure.

 

Due to the title of the post at the time (DP blogs will be lost) and the jist of the message (DP blogs will be lost after the conversion which I'll try again later tonight) I thought they were lost when it went down for "under construction". If I'd read more carefully, I'd have learned that he fully intended to give us a chance to back everything up after the conversion. So there. He cared. *sniff* god bless him! :)

 

Anyway, thanks jboypacman and ubikuberales for your moral support and morale boost. I'm a happy camper again, more importantly, I'm a happy chronogamer again and will resume chronogamering activities soon with Galactic Space Wars (Channel F, 1979).

 

Oh and I actually heard someone pronounce the title of my blog recently and I was shocked to think it could be mispronounced.

 

You know how some people pronounce kilometer? I say it "KILL-oh-mee-ter", because it's consistent with "MILL-eh-mee-ter" and "CENT-eh-mee-ter". However, some people pronounce kilometer "kill-AHM-eh-ter" which is fine, in the same way that thermometer pronounced "ther-MOM-eh-ter" (instead of "THERM-o-me-ter") is also fine.

 

Anyway, I heard someone say "kro-NOG-ah-mer" when actually it's supposed to be "KRO-no-gay-mer". Yeah, people who don't like the idea will probably say something like "kro-no-GAY-mer". Har-har, but that's actually okay, too. Just the fact that I heard someone else pronounce it in real life was kinda cool.

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I already posted duplicate copies of my DP blog on LiveJournal* and so I was good to go before the announcement. However, I took the time today to make local copies of all my DP blog entries. I did this because those entries also included comments from various DPers and I treasure those nearly as much as my original blog posts. I guess I should post a farewell post on my DP blog. :party:

 

*Um, I think I have all my DP blog posts duplicated in LJ. I'll have to do an audit to make sure. But, since I have a local copy of the blog I can rectify any missing posts at my leisure.

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The blogs on Digital Press is what inspired me to start blogging. After doing it there for a while, I had someone mention to me, "I wish you were on Live Journal -- it's so much easier for me to keep track of all my blogs in one place." That's when I decided to start posting them on both DP, and Live Journal. Somewhere in the middle I installed WordPress on my own website, and began duplicating entries there as well. And then wouldn't you know it, I had people telling me, "it would be SO much easier to track your blog entries if they were on MySpace ..." ugh! So, I signed up for MySpace. With the imminent destruction of the DP Blogs, I also signed up here, and yesterday I signed up at 1UP.com as well.

 

It has been my experience that while a small amount of people will read your blog no matter where it is posted, the vast majority of people who read it are people who blog the same place you blog, or are at least familiar with the site you're blogging on. In other words, MySpace users tend to read my blog on MySpace, LiveJournal users read it on LiveJournal, and so on. Each time I mirror my blog again, I gain more readers and make more friends.

 

The one thing I didn't like about DP's blog system was that it wouldn't notify you when someone responded to your blog, something that this (AA) and MySpace do really well. Since Digital Press is moving to the same software Atari Age runs, I hope to see the same blog software installed at some point.

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Heh, it is nice that this blog notifies us when someone leaves a comment, if only I just remembered to check the email to which I direct those notifications just a little more often. :lust:

 

Part of me likes the idea of setting up blogs everywhere for everyone to see, but another part can't stand the idea of trying to keep up with all the post duplicating. Posting here and then on DP was a bit of a pain given that I like to post pictures. Maybe if I kept all my pictures on my domain and just directly linked to them it would be less of a hassle. There I just solved my problem!

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Heh, it is nice that this blog notifies us when someone leaves a comment, if only I just remembered to check the email to which I direct those notifications just a little more often. :lust:

 

You should check, indeed. :(

 

Anyway, I heard someone say "kro-NOG-ah-mer"

 

That never crossed my mind... interesting. Kinda like "chronometer", I see. Oh well, need more emphasis on the GAMER part, I suppose.

 

will resume chronogamering activities soon with Galactic Space Wars (Channel F, 1979)

 

Never happened. :( For some reason you skipped the remaining Channel F games and jumped to the Odyssey 2. Perhaps because they were actually released in 1980+?

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On 1/21/2013 at 9:02 PM, Nelio said:

 

You should check, indeed. :(

 

 

That never crossed my mind... interesting. Kinda like "chronometer", I see. Oh well, need more emphasis on the GAMER part, I suppose.

 

 

Never happened. :( For some reason you skipped the remaining Channel F games and jumped to the Odyssey 2. Perhaps because they were actually released in 1980+?

 

Nelio, you were my long-suffering friend/reader from the future and now you're my long-suffering friend/reader from the past. I do apologize from the bottom of my heart that I was and may yet still be such an inconsistent person at this.

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On 9/21/2006 at 8:15 AM, Flack said:

The blogs on Digital Press is what inspired me to start blogging. After doing it there for a while, I had someone mention to me, "I wish you were on Live Journal -- it's so much easier for me to keep track of all my blogs in one place." That's when I decided to start posting them on both DP, and Live Journal. Somewhere in the middle I installed WordPress on my own website, and began duplicating entries there as well. And then wouldn't you know it, I had people telling me, "it would be SO much easier to track your blog entries if they were on MySpace ..." ugh! So, I signed up for MySpace. With the imminent destruction of the DP Blogs, I also signed up here, and yesterday I signed up at 1UP.com as well.

 

It has been my experience that while a small amount of people will read your blog no matter where it is posted, the vast majority of people who read it are people who blog the same place you blog, or are at least familiar with the site you're blogging on. In other words, MySpace users tend to read my blog on MySpace, LiveJournal users read it on LiveJournal, and so on. Each time I mirror my blog again, I gain more readers and make more friends.

 

The one thing I didn't like about DP's blog system was that it wouldn't notify you when someone responded to your blog, something that this (AA) and MySpace do really well. Since Digital Press is moving to the same software Atari Age runs, I hope to see the same blog software installed at some point.

Flack!!!! Reading this again reminds me how much I always liked how you write. I hope you're doing well. (I haven't gotten to the point of my return where I actually start looking people up yet. Mostly because I don't expect that many will remember me. Regardless, it's great to see "you" here even from 15 years ago.)

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