November 11th 2020
I got an email today from the good people at Webs.com, informing me that they were transferring away all their customers and that those of us with free sites will no longer be able to access them after March 2021. No editing; no viewing. Gone for good - unless, of course, we want to sign up for a paid account with the new owners (a company that seems to specialise in stationery). You will have noticed that this online diary has been dying a slow death for some years, and these days only gets updated a handful of times a year, so this is really the death knell. A few more months, and it'll be goodnight. I could, I suppose, have ended on the lengthy Bob Dylan analysis that I'm pretty sure no one ever read, but instead I thought I'd give any remaining readers fair warning that everything will be disappearing before too long. I still own the domain name colinjthomas.co.uk for another year after this goes, so perhaps I'll think of something to do with it for the meantime. There are very nearly 17 years of thoughts published here, and I was kinda looking forward to 11th January 2022 when I'd have had this blog for fully half my life, but... well, not enough. So, I'll no doubt download all the past entries for my own amusement (only the other day I was reading through one of my old general election blogs), and to assist in the development of my memoirs. Fun fact: the first time I made a gag about writing my memoirs, it was to a guy who recently got jailed for (unsuccessfully) plotting to murder someone. True story. That's the kind of gold you'll be missing.
what am I listening to?
Reputation - Taylor Swift
what am I reading?
Cameron at 10 - Anthony Seldon & Peter Snowdon