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Resurrecting Unspun™

Posted by RickH · August 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I’ve been slowly — painfully slowly, in fact — trying to deal with whether or not to resurrect Unspun™ and I’ve decided that it won’t hurt to post something now and then. In keeping with a promise I’ve made to myself two days ago, though, my posts will not necessarily be as long or as painfully researched; they’ll probably be more personal. As such, I suspect most people won’t want to read them.

This doesn’t mean there won’t be any of the old political posts of the past. I am, after all, a political being. And in fact, when I started writing this post, I was originally going to make it about the McCainations of a particularly facile lying candidate whose name you’ll probably never guess.

One reason I’ve not posted anything for awhile here is that the blog has been in need of an overhaul, ever since Amazon decided to make it more difficult to embed books for sale by making the old code break. Another reason, though, has been that this election year, I’d not fully made up my mind which candidate I was going for. I’m still uncertain about how I feel about my decision, but I think I’ve made it. After all, if you have to stoop to the level that the McCain camp is stooping to these days, there’s something dramatically wrong with you not just as a candidate, but as a human being. And I’m still in favor of trying to keep human beings in office.

One thing I did not miss about being gone was the spammers.  Although the ability to comment on Unspun™ has been turned off for perhaps a year now, they’re still trying.  Since moving from MovableType™ to WordPress™, the spam comments have been coming in by the hundreds per day.  Fortunately, WordPress™ allows me to keep readers from ever having to see the spam.  So commenting is possible again, but the comments are moderated.  As in the past, I will post anything that isn’t spam, even if it’s unkind to me.

I also didn’t miss the incredible time sink that some of my past writing could become, but I miss writing.

So (I think, anyway), I’m back.

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Joni // Aug 8, 2008 at 3:59 am

    Looking pretty good! There are a plethora (yes, a plethora, El Guapo!) of WP plugins that hook into Amazon. I’ll try to remember to get you a list. My favorite is RIch Manalang’s WP Amazon plugin, found here:
    http://manalang.com/wp-amazon/

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