Moving On

So after I went and recorded all those tapes, I haven’t actually done much with the files yet. I’ll get to them eventually.

Of course, that’s what I always say. For example, I’ve been updating my website, and coming across pages where I promised to add or update some feature soon — and I made that promise in 2006, and am just getting to those files now, in 2015.

But on the other hand, I am getting to them now. I’ve replaced some placeholders with actual content, and brought a variety of things up to date.

I’ve been going through the website files in chronological order, updating the oldest first; I started doing this a few years ago, but not very seriously. For example, I didn’t do a single update between May 2013 and January 2014. Lately, though, I’ve been a little more ambitious.

One reason for the lack of enthusiasm was that on March 7, 2005 I had posted over a hundred placeholder files for stuff I knew I wanted to include eventually but didn’t have ready. It took a long time to wade through all those, adding content, but I finally finished the last of them on December 7, 2014. Now I’m going through all the other stuff, and have worked my way from March 7, 2005 to May 4, 2006 in just a month.

So that’s an ongoing long-term project. Finishing up the tapes is another. Writing novels is a third. I’m making progress on all three, but not very fast.

And another is switching where I hang out online. For twenty years my primary net-hang has been the newsgroups at SFF Net, but those have been in a long, slow decline for a long time. So I’ve been spending more time elsewhere — here, Twitter (where I’m @wattevans), Facebook, etc. The whole “The Music Will Never Stop” thing came here as reprints from SFF Net because no one there was responding.

No one here has been, either, of course. Still, it feels more real here, somehow, so I think I’ll start moving some other threads, as well.

2 thoughts on “Moving On

  1. I have an RSS reader pointed at your site, but I skim over the music posts. I’m much more interested in news about what you’re writing, or your opinions, or your occasional autobiographical or historical notes.

  2. Fair enough. I do realize that the music posts are kind of a special case, and not what people would ordinarily come here for.

    I’m hoping (“planning”) would be overstating it a little) to have more interesting stuff to say here in the future.

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