Sorry for the lack of updates lately! I’ve been either a) social or b) working on a problem with iTunes\Outlook for the past few days, and that’s kept me from posting stuff. More articles are planned, I promise!

In the meantime, enjoy this cute picture of Erika Forster of Au Revior Simone:

Erika Forster

Twitter Tools Suspended

A new version of WordPress was released late last week, and there appears to be a serious conflict between it and the “Twitter Tools” plug-in I use to add new blog post notifications to my Twitter feed.

I have temporarily disabled the Twitter Tools plug-in until either a WordPress 2.9 compatible version is released, or I can find an acceptable substitute.

I apologize for the inconvenience.

Major Mad Men recap delay

Well, as you’ve probably noticed, I still have not posted a recap of last week’s Mad Men. There’s a reason for that.

Last weekend I had my 20-year high school reunion in Atlanta. That was on Saturday.

On Sunday, Lisa and I went to visit one of her friends outside Chattanooga. We’d planned to leave around 2pm on Monday, but didn’t actually hit the road until 3:15. We were going to take I-75 north to I-40 and go home via Asheville. Unfortunately, we got halfway to Knoxville before finding out that a rock slide had closed I-40 near the TN\NC line. So we had to take an alternate route through the mountains (which was delayed a further 30 minutes when I made what appears to be a common navigational mistake). So what should have taken six hours took almost nine, and we didn’t get home until midnight.

Since getting home, a combination of work, household stuff and trips to the vet have kept me from getting started on the recap… hell, I didn’t even watch the episode until Thursday morning!

I hope to start on it tomorrow (but it’s Halloween, so who knows?) and for sure I’ll make a lot of progress Sunday afternoon (we get the Cards\Panthers as the late game, and since that’s not worthy of HD, I’ll be able to watch the game in my office and write).

Sorry for the delay, folks… especially for such an incredible episode!

We Got Mail!

One of the best things about running a public website is dealing with comments from the general public. Any joker with a computer, Internet connection and a web browser can leave a comment on this site, and while 99% of the non-spam comments left on this site are constructive in some way… the other 1% are not. Check out this comment left by someone from at or near Sakharov Plaza in Washington DC about this post (the Baltimore Ravens asking the NFL not to schedule any prime time games against the Steelers this year):

another pittsburgh redneck who shows no sportsmanship…..yes the steelers won 3 games but they were the best 3 games played last year. Hard fought, very close, defensive games. Both teams played well. Instead of seeing that the games were great and that the rivalry is good for the game, you (redneck who never played sports) are acting like a typical jerk Red Sox fan who should be at home watching backyard wrestling on youtube. You don’t like sports, you like being a faggot.

Wow! Where do we even begin with this?

First of all, it just demonstrates what I’ve been saying all along about the bitterness of Bawlmer Ravens fans. These folks have giant chips on their shoulders, and sadly, it’s not delicious Utz Crab Chips. It’s a festering inferiority complex that someone – even Dr Phil – should address. Holding in all that rage just can’t be good for you.

It’s also a bit rich for a Baltimore Ravens fan to talk about “sportsmanship”. Aren’t the Ravens that same team accused of putting a “bounty” on Hines Ward last year? Oh wait – yes they are! And just admit it Ravens fans: the first thought in your little heads after you heard that Steve McNair had been shot had to be “Oh shit – where’s Ray Lewis?” The Bawlmer Ravens don’t even know where the “moral high ground” is, much less how to occupy it.

Continue reading “We Got Mail!”

Website news

Just a heads-up…

JaguarPC – the company that hosts this blog – will be doing some upgrades at their NOC in Houston tonight at approximately 23:00 EDT. This may result in slow performance or outages for this site for approximately 30-35 minutes.

Thanks for understanding!


Back from vacation!

Homer VacationHi everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I’m back from vacation! Did you even know that I was gone? I swear, I just love the “scheduled posts” feature of WordPress sometimes! Conversely, I hate the Google Gears feature at the moment, as it’s crashing Firefox as soon as I click on the “upload media” button in WordPress. I’m (sadly) writing this up in Chrome at the moment.

Anyway, I have a bunch of articles planned for this week: the Ashes recap I still owe you from last week, a possible History Blog article, a review of a local deli in Cramerton (the next town over), as well as a review of the kitschiest (is that a word?) gift store in the entire world!

Myrtle Beach bling

I had fun, but I’m also glad to be back!

1,000th post!

This is the 1,000th post on! Hooray!

1000 posts

Of course, 157 of those posts are cut-and-paste jobs from my old site, but still… it’s amazing to me that I’ve hit such a milestone in such a short time! As always, THANK YOU for reading! I hope you’ve enjoyed the “fun” articles, and I hope the “tech” articles have either helped you solve some problem or made your “digital life” easier in some way.

Here’s to 1,000 more posts!


Jim Cofer: Now on Twitter

As you might have noticed from the “Twitter Updates” posts below, I have now joined Twitter!

I don’t have much of an interest in Twitter itself (it seems to me like Facebook for people with really short attention spans), but I thought I might as well join up and get some two-way communication going between Twitter and my blog. Thanks to a WordPress plug-in called Twitter Tools, new posts on this blog are automatically entered into Twitter. I opted out of posting a daily “Twitter Roundup” on my site, going instead for a “weekly digest” of all my tweets.

If you want to follow me (or this blog) on Twitter, go here: