Friday, January 27, 2006

Happy New Year! The blog will be back soon!

The year might not be correct in the picture, but the sentiment is the same. Happy New Year! All of you out there probably know what my top resolutions are going to be this year, right? Fix the blog!

The good news is that I've mostly fixed what the problems were. The many attempts at the repair of our video editing PC just wouldn't stick, so after many attempts I just took the darned thing apart and rebuilt it. Now it works just fine.

The remaining problem is that a client was kind enough to break some of my other video equipment for me. Once I've gotten that gear repaired, I'll be able to digitize video again and it'll be like a day at the races. I'm reluctant to set a date for when I'll get this blog properly started, since I've not been able to make any of the goals that I'd set for this project due to both technical problems and varied illness - but I'm hoping for February. I think that the right thing to do is to just relaunch the project in a few weeks and hope for the best.

In the meantime I've been writing for some other blogs if you'd like to check them out. I've posted a number of entries about old technology (including a Bolex super 8 camera) at www.retrothing.com.
I'll also be posting more at a blog more specific to video & film at Videothing as well. Please stop by and say "hi".

Mostly I wanted to say "Happy New Year" to my fellow home movie enthusiasts. Here's hoping for a great 2006 for us all.