Friday, February 05, 2010


So, as you've probably noticed, things have pretty much ground to a halt here. I haven't really mentioned the state of weareie as John Eden has declared that apologising for a lack of posts makes Baby Jesus sad and is therefore verboten - but I think it's obvious that this place has been going down the tubes for a while. This has mainly been due to time pressure as a result of Droid Jnrs. appearance on the scene, time pressure as a result of changes in my workplace practices, time pressure due to other commitments (labels and magazines mainly), abandonment by the other contributors here (like rats leaving a sinking ship!), and general slothfulness and complete lack of motivation to actually write anything.

To top this off, I had a few technical problems with changing servers last year, as well as ongoing issues with RSS and Twitter, and now, Blogger are getting rid of their FTP support, the system that this place uses to run itself. Now, in theory it shouldnt be such a big deal to switch over to WP as I meant to do in 2008, but given the track record here I'm not sure that's going to happen, or, indeed if there's any point in it happening given that I spend more time fixing tech-issues than I spend blogging. I do have half a dozen or so mixes that I want to get up (a couple coming very soon), but to be honest, this place was never really a hub of industry and a return to even minimal levels of activity doesn't seem feasible at the moment.

So, this may just be another of those fake retirement post, and I would like to keep this place going, but is it better to just let it die with dignity rather than watch it slowly rot whilst hoping for a miraculous recovery which will probably never happen?

Barring intervention the estimated time of death is March 26th.


Blogger sectionfive said...

shite buzz, will it be archived any where if ye do?

6:51 PM  
Blogger Owen said...

ah man, well, fair play, loved it while it lasted.
So where am I supposed to go for shwamtological musings now??

2:26 PM  
Anonymous Muzz said...

hi droid, i have the same end of ftp issues over at sonic truth. i've been meaning to transfer for a while so i hope i can make the transition ok. think it's still worth having weareie even in minimal form as another outlet for your label/mix/night info, general posts, etc, and it'd be sad to see it go!


6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wha?! You can´t be serious! I´m going to contact my fat sweaty lazy lawyers and sue wearies´ass for loss of future potential raggatastic entertainment! Wearies´success is index linked to the world economy, look at what you have done!

Ah gawd! I don´t have lawyers, there are cornflakes in my hair! Sob sob.

9:18 PM  

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