thumb drives and oven clocks: a litblog, of sorts

Thumb Drives and Oven Clocks

a litblog, of sorts

Recent Blog Posts

Issue Ten is out and Issue Eleven is coming soon

(2022-09-19, ~8 pm-ish)

Issue ten is available. Has been for a bit, actually! You can find it in the archive and subscribe over here. If you subscribe you'll see Issue Eleven in your inbox as soon as it comes out. Which should be this week. Wild times.

Issue nine is out

(2022-08-18, ~2 pm-ish)

Hi! Hello. Issue nine is now available. Which is to say: I'm still doing the newsletter. You can read the archive and subscribe over here.

It's a newsletter, now...still

(2022-04-26, ~4 pm-ish)

I still don't know that anyone randomly lands on this page these days, but I'm also definitely certain I think that I did not actually have RSS working correctly here, so on the completely off-hand chance that you're out there and you're subscribed to this blog...hello, I've reinvented it as a newsletter, and with six issues under my belt, I'm starting to feel like maybe I'm actually going to stick with it.

You can subscribe to Thumb Drives and Oven Clocks: the newsletter about books that used to be a blog about books if you are interested. Do say hello, if you do.

...and all that said, I'm realizing I actually could still use the blog, for, like, stuff. So. Who knows. We'll see.

It's a newsletter, now

(2022-03-16, ~8 pm-ish)

I don't know that anyone randomly lands on this page these days, or whether I actually have RSS working correctly here, but if you do, or if I do: hello, I've reinvented the blog as a newsletter! I'm five issues in now, and it's actually going okay.

You can subscribe to Thumb Drives and Oven Clocks: the newsletter about books that used to be a blog about books if you are interested. Do say hello, if you do.

Well this is a hot mess

(2021-05-11, ~2 pm-ish)

Okay okay okay, this blog started out on Blogspot in 2005 and ran there until 2010 (which era's worth of posts are, unbelieveably, still out there; Just Bing It!) before I moved over to Wordpress for sporadic posting until about 2019. Then my hosting provider decided to merge with another hosting provider that I didn't like and so I was like, whatever, I'm just going to go roll my own thing! That was a delusion I had because my lady and I also had just had our second baby. (He's 2 now. What the hell.) And then anyway a global pandemic hit and, well. Well. It's 2021 now and I'm seeing if I can get this thing running again, for some reason. (Reasons like "sometimes it's nice to scream into the void for more than 280 characters at a time" and "why not, nothing matters anyway, lol".)

Anyways, I've moved over to a custom-built Eleventy-based site hosted on Netlify and I think I've actually gotten all the Wordpress content imported over (thanks, Smashing Magazine!), except for the images, because I think I forgot to download all those before my old hosting provider imploded. So if you're looking for the 2011-era typewriter posts, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry.

Anyways, does anyone even blog anymore? I've had a weird reading year. I might try blogging about it. Does that make me retro-cool, yet? Who knows. Nothing matters anyway. LOL.

(Also I apologize for basically everything about this site. It's May 2021 and I can't remember half of what I did last year to configure this site and anyway the world is still basically, completely fucked. So!)

About / Contact

My name is Darby M. Dixon III. I like books.

Thumb Drives and Oven Clocks is my litblog and it has existed since January 2005. That makes me old. Honestly I thought this whole thing was over for a while there the last few years but then in January 2022 I started producing this thing as a newsletter, and that has actually been going pretty well, in that it has actually been going at all. You can subscribe to the newsletter here if you would like to receive it in your inbox. I read the replies. I sometimes reply.

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