Do people still blog?

I mean really? Do people still post things to "blogs" or has everything totally gone the route of social media?
Obviously I haven't used this thing actively since 2010. I was a bit surprised to see it all still here. Most of the images are busted as they didn't transfer over after Google killed Blogger FTP support but all the text is still hanging around. More about that fiasco here.
I do wonder if we will see a resurgence in blogging with all the recent trends of abandoning the hate filled social media arena. That is honestly why I looked back at Blogger after not having touched it for eight years. It looks like Google has pretty much abandoned this platform as well. I wonder which product they will kill first? Google+ or Blogger? You never really know with Google...
(Picture of the dog is totally unrelated. Blog post just need picture ya know.)

Pandas and politics don't mix...


Blogger for Android test post

So how does this work?Good? Bad? Why should I even use blogger these days? :)

It's me, Mario...

Mostly just testing to see if mobile photo posting still works.

The end of an era...

I received an email today from Blogger informing me that as of March 26th they will no longer support FTP blog publishing. My blog has been powered by Blogger since 2004 and FTPed to my hosting service.

I really don't know exactly what I plan to do. This site can remain exactly as it is but I will no longer be able to update it via Blogger. For the time being I plan to move this blog over to Google supports custom domains and such but I'm not really sure I want to continue to use Blogger after this change. I will loose all of my custom sub-pages and a whole lot of customization ability.

The same goes for the Istari blog. I will be moving it over to

I may at some point use the custom domain option to redirect batcaveweb to the Blogger server but I doubt it. I will probably have to start from scratch and move to some custom content system. However, I really don't use my blog all that much these days so wh…

Oh, why not...


Mmmm.. Tacos.

In today's issue we head a little south of the border...

Oh noes... Busted Bat-taco...

This is why I can't stand a fanboy...

A friend recently linked this article on twitter so I thought I'd give it a read.
I was expecting a logical, well though out argument about how Apple has drastically changed the mobile phone industry in the United States...

That wasn't what I got.

As I read on I thought he proceeded to mock the anti Apple folks, you know, the haters with out provocation? Well deserved, they should be mocked. People who rail on something without getting their facts strait (regardless of their views) need to be set strait.
After a few more paragraphs I assumed I would start to see the logic and reasoning of the cleverly crafted article... It never happened... What I got instead was a completely biased and inaccurate list of things that only Apple themselves could do.

So, lets look at the list shall we? (I'll add my comments below each numbered entry.)

1. Carriers ruled the industry with an iron fist
(True, but only in the United States. Anyone with any will or knowledge could easily acquire…

Batman says...

Did you ever think it would be funny to hear something said in the "Batman voice"? You know... Something that you would probably never hear Batman say.

Maybe I should do more of these... Dunno.. We'll see.

*remember to read it in your best Batman voice. :)