Rightwing Film Geek

By way of explanation

I have not abandoned my film blogging, as some of you have asked me upon seeing that my longtime site is no longer available.

I probably have abandoned that Blogspot site, though. This move to WordPress was completely unplanned and forced on me last night. To make a long story short, I was trying to delete a G-Mail account that I don’t use, without realizing that it was also the email address that the Google-Blogger merger had made my “official” address since it was the one attached to my Google account. (Though I always had been logging in with the same Yahoo email address I’ve had for years.) So when I deleted the G-Mail account late Sunday night … all my sites were gone, along with several posts in “draft form” including my nearly done Day 8 TIFF capsules.

To cut another long story short, I tried to get some technical help and found myself completely at sea. I really am not a technically unsophisticated person, but being told to post something in a public place and hope for a reply and being directed to FAQ sthat might not (in this case, weren’t) on point and with no opportunity for either phone or email contact … that’s not helpful.

After a day of waiting I decided not to wait and to try to reconstruct what I’ve lost. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be using Google Cache and Web Archive (plus hoping Blogger will get back to me) to recover and repost here, with manipulated time stamps, as much of the last five years of my writing as I can. I’ll also try to put together my links again, if someone can tell me how to subdivide them by category as I had done.
I have already put up my 2007 Toronto postings (and added pix, something I wasn’t able to do up there) since that was so recent and I know people. I’ll do my best to finish the capsules over the next week.

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September 18, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

2 Comments »

  1. Regarding links: As I recall, what you do is put links into categories as you create them — categories that you aren’t going to use for posts — and then use a command like…

    …to list only those links you put into the “20″ group (“20″ being the number of the category you’ve created).

    Comment by Matthew Prins | September 18, 2007 | Reply

  2. Let’s try this post again, this time using brackets where I’d normally put greater-than and less-than signs.

    Regarding links: As I recall, what you do is put links into categories as you create them — categories that you aren’t going to use for posts — and then use a command like…

    [?php wp_get_links(20); ?]

    …to list only those links you put into the “20″ group (“20″ being the number of the category you’ve created).

    Comment by Matthew Prins | September 18, 2007 | Reply


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