Baboon Pirates

Scribbles and Scrawls from an unrepentant swashbuckling primate.

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Thursday, September 06, 2012

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Change Is Inevitable. Small Bills Are Optional

Well, I got the big scary notice from JS-KIT that my comments will be summarily executed in the beginning of October. They're ending the service for everyone, and we're all gazing around the headwaters of Shit Creek, wondering who's gonna deliver the supply of paddles.

I started with Haloscan not too long after firing up the blog back in 2004, and have had very few issues over the years. The changeover to Echo/JS-KIT was trouble-free, as far as I could tell, but it's all about to come to a screeching halt.

There's a commenting system built into Blogger, and I suppose it works. Somehow I get an occasional comment posted using the Blogger system instead of JS-KIT, and if I remember to approve the comment, it gets posted. Maybe. I can't see them from home using Firefox, but they come through OK using IE at work.

I've read there's a process for downloading all your previous comments into an XML file and importing them into the DisQus comment system. I don't think I'll be doing that. For one, it's kind of a PITA. For two, I really don't have that many comments I feel the need to save.

Unlike a lot of the blogs I read, I've never particularly encouraged commenters. Oh, don't get me wrong, I LOVE to see comments, but I never fostered the dialogue in the comments section that a lot of other blogs do. Perhaps a major mistake on my part, 'cause they get a $h!tload more traffic than I do, but it is what it is.

I say what I have to say in my blogposts, and if you choose to leave a comment, well, have at. I never made a point to reply to each comment. Just how I chose to roll.

So, I dunno what will happen when they cut the power. They're also going to force the changeover to the new Blogger interface, which will almost completely fuck up my ability to post from home using the archaeo-Mac.

Well, it's not like I'm posting a lot anyway. But that's a post for another day...