What Up With That?

Let’s get to some updates.

Since all of my sites died this past weekend – see previous post – I’d like to post something here that offers up a few updates on everything. I do hope to have versions of some of these sites up again in the near future, but it’s going to take time – and I’m still not sure if I’m going to stick to Tumblr, or go back to hosting.

First up is The Magaziner, a site I launched around 5 years ago, that gave me outlet for my magazine obsessions. The site hasn’t been particularly active over the past year or so – mostly just sticking to “new releases” posts and the odd news item – and in fact a week ago I had posted a message saying that I was putting the site “back on the shelf” for now, meaning on an indefinite hiatus, until I could figure out what to with it.

I guess this whole situation really did put a final nail in that coffin.

For PauseTalk, I was already planning on skipping April, because I’m going to be out-of-town when the edition should have been held (first Monday of the month). Since the first Monday of May falls during Golden Week, I think I’ll do Vol. 78 during the last week of April, but will update you all in a week or two. The next site I want to get online – at least in a limited manner – is the PauseTalk one, since I do think that all of those participants lists are useful for many. You can also always get updates through Facebook and Twitter.

My Codex podcast was yet again on a bit of a break (the last episode was released in December), and I’m really not sure what to do with that. I do still want to do them, but since the feed for it was something I did manually and that I hosted, if I do decide to stick with Tumblr for my sites, I’m not sure how I’ll be able to continue to share it through iTunes (which I think is important for a podcast).

Thankfully, PressPause was unaffected by any of this, since I created the main site on Tumblr, and I use Google Groups for the newsletter that keeps all members informed, as well as for the forum where we will share info about the sessions and have discussions. Our first session is happening tomorrow (Thursday, April 3), and I’m incredibly excited about it.

So there you go, that’s where things are at. I have received some good news as it seems that I am going to recover all of the data for all of my sites – thanks to the amazing person behind Kaizen Garden, who I can’t say enough good things about.

Oh, and on Friday I’m heading to Okinawa for the first time ever, on Iriomote Island to be more precise. The plan is for a weekend of trekking, sea exploration, and kayaking. Can’t wait.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.