Today’s the day

Friday, 4 August, 2017

And it’s not a day I’ve been looking forward to. In short, I’m pausing operations here as of today. I’ve become a little too stretched with my other projects, and simply don’t have the time I’d like to devote to writing here at the moment.

I’m not sure when, or if, I’ll be back, but I would hope this break will not be indefinite. After all, nothing beats running your own publication. Thanks for your support over the years, and for reading along for all this time. I hope to see you all again one day.

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Seasons Greetings 2016

Friday, 23 December, 2016

And so concludes another year. I’m having a little bit of time out, and will be back in 2017. Thanks for reading and following along, I hope to see you again after the break. Have a good one.

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Secure hosting for disassociated

Thursday, 4 February, 2016

In case in things look a little weird on site at the moment, I’m in the process of setting up secure hosting. The powers that be would like websites they list in their search results to be in that category, so I thought, why not? There’s a wee bit of tinkering behind the scenes, it seems, to do before all will look like it did before.

Hopefully it’ll be sorted out shortly. If you’re having any hassles on site though, drop me a line. A big thanks to Dreamhost for laying on secure hosting here.

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The unproductive week “off”, kind of

Monday, 12 October, 2015

Well, last week’s writing break here wasn’t quite as productive as I hoped it would be, but I managed to revamp the disassociated website, come through, take a look, and see what you think, if you’re reading this via syndication. The grey I am now using is called Gray20, a web safe colour, and has been in and out of use on site since the early days.

There’s also a new contact form, the Very Simple Contact Form, by Guido van der Leest, a Dutch WordPress theme and plugin developer, and just the sort of super sleek, minimal, very simple contact form (with spam controls) that had been eluding me for a long time, until I searched for “very simple contact form”. Seek and ye shall find?

So, here’s hoping this week proves more productive.

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And that was 2014…

Wednesday, 17 December, 2014

I’m getting ready to close off for the year, in fact I did last week, but don’t think I’m taking it easy, there’s still plenty on the to-do lists to get through before the festivities proper can commence. Nonetheless disassociated has been, during these last few days, in the ultra capable, and ever dependable, hands of the WP timestamp.

Maybe timestamp should run the site permanently?

Anyway that means there’s another couple of days of posts coming at you until the end of the week, including, just maybe, for old time’s sake, a film review.

Anyway, I shall return on Monday, 12 January 2015, and take this opportunity to thank you for reading along. May your year end break be safe and happy. Here’s some music, Reflektor, by Arcade Fire to go out on… I hope you enjoy it, the video is certainly intriguing. And in the words of Arcade Fire, see you on other side…

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Happy holidays 2013… may you be up all night to get lucky

Friday, 20 December, 2013

I’m about to sign off twenty-thirteen so I’ll post some music to depart to, Daft Punk’s scandalously upbeat single, Get Lucky. It’s one track I’ll be choosing for triple j’s annual Hottest 100 music poll, which, by the way, opened for voting today.

It’s been a busy twelve months, and next year is shaping up to be more of the same. The Australian Infront, a local design community I helped set up in 1999, notches up its fifteenth anniversary, while disassociated, will, all things remaining equal, be reaching a certain milestone around March or April.

More on that when it happens though. So, thanks for reading along this year, and I’ll see you all on Monday, 6 January, 2014, when, so long as I’ve set my alarm, I expect to be back.

So safe travels, holidays, and in the words of Daft Punk, may you be up all night to get lucky this year end break.

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See you in 2013

Friday, 21 December, 2012

I’m about to take my leave of you for another year – one last film review to come – and would like to thank you all for tuning in over the last twelve months to check out what’s happening here. I’ve opted for a full two-week break this year, so it’ll be pretty quiet around here until I return on Monday, 7 January 2013.

In wishing you all a happy and safe year-end holiday break, I’ll leave you with Spectrum (Say My Name), by the (mostly) two-piece British indie rock group Florence + the Machine, that was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, as remixed by London DJ Maya Jane Coles.

Safe holidays. See you on the flip side.

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Time to be hitting the road

Friday, 16 March, 2012

I’ll be out on the road for the next week, so things will be slowing down here a little, even if things are slower than usual as is, but all will be back to normal, the new normal, on Monday, 26 March.

A few things coming up… I’ve been at the movies these last few days and will be posting reviews of Margin Call, The Rum Diary, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, A Dangerous Method, and Goodbye First Love over the next week or two.

And also, in the development suite is a new version of disassociated I’ve been working on. It’s more realignment than redesign but having said that will look sport a new look at the same time. That will be along in due course.

See you the week after next.

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Closed for now

Monday, 6 February, 2012

Unfortunately I am suspending updates to the Art Show List for the time being, and at this stage am uncertain as to when I’ll be able to start posting listings again.

As I mentioned over on disassociated.com recently I am helping a friend out with a new venture, but the commitment is requiring more time than I originally anticipated. Having scaled back other of my writing/blogging activities I believed I would be able to maintain the list but sadly this is not proving to be the case.

Thank you for your support and following up until now. The last 18 months have been a fun ride and hopefully I’ll be able to pick up it again one day.

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Twenty-eleven winding down

Thursday, 22 December, 2011

Good morning ladies and gentlemen, you may have already noticed that the captain has enabled email autoresponders and activated the timestamp as we commence our descent into the year end break.

As per usual for this time of year things are about to start slowing down here, and will remain so until the second week of January. In the meantime I have a bunch of posts lined up for the next little while, including reviews of The Skin I Live In, The Iron Lady, and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, plus a couple of DVD reviews I didn’t get around to posting earlier on.

Thank you for tuning in over the last year, and checking out the mixed bag of links I serve up here, which going by the steadily rising visitor numbers, doesn’t seem to bother too many people. Thanks also to those sending in link ideas, or writing in to say hello, I appreciate you taking the time to do so.

Have a great break, festive season, and new year. For those still working, and trust me, I know just how s-l-o-w this last week before the break can sometimes be, hopefully The Rapture’s “How Deep Is Your Love” will pick you up a little. Play it loud. See you in twenty-twelve.

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