Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Things just went from suck to blow

Well, folks, that promised compilation of great music is going to have to wait just a little while longer. When I got home, my computer had crashed and after trying everything I could I had to restore the system. Bad news, I lost everything I hadn't backed up (and I haven't backed anything up for several months, including just about all my new Christmas music, among other things, of course) but the good news is when I went to visit my mom a couple weeks ago, I put two years worth of my Christmas MP3s on a flash drive for her, and she's now in possession of my backed up Christmas music files. So while I don't have the files on hand to share with you now, I did ask her to mail me the flash drive so I can pull the files I need off of it.

So just a bit more patience... Now that precious free time I have is going to be spent reinstalling old programs and the sort. It's not going to be fun.

Monday, July 27, 2009

You may have noticed...

You may have noticed a couple things around here. One is I haven't been around too much. Shoot, last month I didn't even post at all, and I feel terrible about that! I felt I owed an explanation to those of you checking this blog for updates.

The main reason is lack of time. This year, compared to last year, my free time is really diminished due to an increase of hours to work at my part time job. Which I guess is good and bad. It's good because more hours means more money, means more I can save to do things I want/need to do in the future. It's bad because in a way it's a sign of the bad economy (people having to work more to prove themselves at jobs just to hang on to jobs they aren't getting raises at because of the bad economy) and it's bad because it really sucks up a lot of my free time. A LOT.

The other thing you may have noticed is a HUGE chunk of MP3 files just suddenly vanished from the site. OK, maybe you haven't noticed it yet, but if you are new here and trying to go back in the archives to find good old MP3s to download, I will save you the time...I deleted everything from 2007 and 2008. I three requests to remove Mp3s in the last month, and all of them were older files that I should have deleted long ago. I left them up because I wanted to be the friendly blogger and offer MP3s longer than any site out there. Well, I don't want to get in trouble either and rub anybody the wrong way. The worst case scenario is my file hosting site gets tired of the requests to remove MP3s and terminates my account so I have no where to post my files, and that is not something I want to see happen. So the life span of MP3s on this site is going to be shorter, much shorter, than they ever were before. I haven't decided exactly how long to leave them up. Perhaps six months would be fair?

As for more Christmas music to share, I have a ton, folks. Just hang tight. I think I will have time this week (later in the week, not today or tomorrow) to post my second annual Christmas in July compilation. Shoot, I gotta post it in July while I still can.

I just wanted to post a brief "whassup" to let you all know how things were going, and that I haven't forgotten about this place. I am not letting it go, and have more in plan for it than time allows me to do, but rest assured, I have more in plan for it. So stay tuned!