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Yay May 19, 2010 at 3:04 am

Done messing around now. All posts from my old blog have been imported (some with the author name “jimmy2″, don’t worry, that’s still me, I just have multiple personalities…*grin*) and I’ve got my plugins and design all hammered out now (for now).

So, all this to say…Welcome to My New Blog!

-j

P.S. in my old blog I used categories and in this blog I’m using tags. But I used tags early on with my old blog, but not as much more recently, so…it’s confusing. Basically, don’t pay much attention to tags or categories before May 2010. Or something.

Bare with me… at 2:48 am

I’m trying to export-import all my posts from my old blog at http://jimmy.bouma-holtrop.com to this blog, but things are kinda wonky. Only some of the posts imported, but the posts that DID import all went out to my Twitter by the WP to Twitter plugin…I could have seen that one coming, I suppose. So I just deleted all 142 tweets (plus I think one real tweet…oops) and now Twitter won’t let me tweet again for a while since I exceeded the API limit. Meh. And I still have to figure out why only some of my posts exported from my old blog. Ha.

Tweet, tweet June 6, 2009 at 6:54 pm

You might’ve noticed that I haven’t posted in a while. The reasons are many, but there are two main ones:

  1. I just haven’t had any stunning flashes of insight that I felt like blogging. There have been one or two, but those came at a time when I wasn’t able to blog and by the time I had time, the muse had passed.
  2. Any small musings that in the past I might’ve flushed out into a blog post I’ve recently been squeezing into the 140-char limit of Twitter as I’ve found that to be easier and quicker.

I’m still planning on trying to work up some longer posts (hopefully things will slow down enough in my life for that to happen soon, but I’m not counting on it) but in the meantime I would love it if you’d click on over to my Twitter page and even “follow” me if you have a Twitter account.

Cheers!

-jbh

Post script March 11, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Yes, I am aware of the irony inherent in finding grammar or spelling errors in my own piece calling out someone else on his or her writing abilities. Shut up. *grin*

-j

Happy New Year January 1, 2009 at 12:09 am

As I’m in the Eastern Time Zone USA I just entered 2009. Happy New Year one and all.

I’m not a bit resolution person, but I’m going to try very hard to make this blog better by posting a lot more often, among other things.

Cheers!

-j

I'm alive!! October 29, 2008 at 10:23 pm

OK, crappy post title, but yeah, it’s true. And it’s also true that I’m a lazy slacker. But here are some things you might like to know:

  • I’m planning on standing writing in solidarity with those brave folks who are undertaking the 50,000-word challenge this November in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) by taking part myself in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month)! I know writing a blog post a day (average word count: 200-300 words?) is nothing like writing a novel in a month (average daily word count: >1666.67 words), but since I’m not the novelist type (I much prefer my screenplays, thanks very much) and I could use a kick in the ass to post more often here, I thought I’d grab on to some of the creative energy that will be flowing around me (several of my friends will be “NaNoing”) and try to post daily on here. This will hopefully set a standard I can continue in the ensuring months as well as increase my blog traffic. It’s a win-win-win if I can stay dedicated to it.
  • The TiA (Transit in America) series is still in the works. I got sick over the last couple of days and before that I had a bunch of stuff keeping me busy, but I hope to have some more parts of that series up soon.
  • I’ve signed this blog up with the We Campaign, which I think means they’ll be e-mailing me news and stuff to blog about. This is total heaven for a lazy blogger like myself. So look for We-inspired content every now and then, I guess.
  • Comment if you have any other ideas about things I should post about during November! I’m planning on writing up a couple of movie reviews, plus some tech reviews, but I need ideas! So if you’re a regular reader or you just stopped in for the first time: give me some ideas. I might or might not use them.
  • That’s probably about all.

    Cheers.

    -jimmy

Upcoming posts October 15, 2008 at 2:03 am

Look for a couple of big posts tomorrow (Wednesday) evening: first, assuming I have access to wifi where I’m watching, I’ll be live-blogging the final Obama/McCain debate starting at 9pm EDT. Second, assuming I have time to proof-read it, I’ll be posting part 1 in a series about Transportation in America and my thoughts on it(read: it sucks and needs to be fixed, and here’s my idea…).

So don’t despair and think I’ve died or anything, dear readers! (I doubt you were doing that, but anyway…*grin*)

Cheers!

-j

An admin-ish post: a small schedule of upcoming posts October 14, 2008 at 3:25 am

It’s 3am (…and somewhere in the world something is happening…but I don’t care) and I have no thought (OK, a bit of a thought) of going to bed. Fall Break is a wonderfully intoxicating thing (not that I’m breaking the HU lifestyle contract or federal laws concerning the age limit of the legal consumption of alcohol or anything…). It’s the last night of break and I’m taking full advantage of it by staying up into my golden hours of the night. Last night at 3am I decided I want a Gulfstream G550 jet; tonight I’m crafting the outline for a series of blog posts detailing my vision for the perfect national transportation system and doing a little extra credit homework. Tomorrow will probably involve doing some 3D modeling homework over at the university and generally being sad that break is [nearly] over and hopefully fleshing out the first post in the aforementioned series. Wednesday evening I will most likely spend over at the HU Student Union Building watching the Obama/McCain debate at a Student Senate sponsored event and also live-blogging the debate on here. (So if you’ve seen and liked my political ramblings on here in the past and want to see my take, or offer your own opinion, during the debate tune in at 9pm ET on Wednesday).

I have a chem lab exam on Thursday (boo) and other small assorted homework assignments due during the 3-day week later this week, but all-in-all this is turning out to be a nice, slow-ish week. I’m probably just happy because it’s 3am (I love the middle of the night) and I finally feel like I’m shaking (for the most part) this sickness that’s been invading my sinuses for the past 1.5 weeks.

I should actually hit the sack pretty soon.

Cheers!

-j

Twittering the convention August 25, 2008 at 10:51 pm

Check the sidebar for my new Twitter stream, bringing you all my sarcastic comments on the democratic national convention speakers (OK, just Michelle Obama, but still).

-j

New contenty stuff August 16, 2008 at 12:01 am

I’ve created page called Tropical Storm Fay with live maps and images of the storm…mostly for my own use/enjoyment (now I don’t have to open a bunch of different FireFox tabs when I want to see how the storm is doing…) but anyone else is welcome to click on over there and check it out as well.

-j