New Skin Spring 2009

April 20th, 2009 | admin

The new season’s skin is live, designed and implemented as ever by my lovely mechanic Ariana Osborne.  Thank you, sweetheart.

Comments Return

November 20th, 2008 | admin

I’m in the midst of having some kind of brain seizure, and have reactivated comments on an experimental basis. Note that all comments, in the early phase of this trial, are moderated, and so they will not appear on the page immediately after you post them.

The experiment will last until people start pissing me off again.

Apologies, Server Farted

October 13th, 2008 | admin, brainjuice

Apparently the host server wigged out overnight and while I was out with my family today. The main result of this seems to have been some weirdness in the RSS service, and it turns out some of you may have gotten up to two dozen repeat posts. Here on the main website, the Twitter feed repeated itself twenty times, and on the LiveJournal feed at there are eight repeats of the most recent dump (and god knows why that happened). The latter, I’m afraid, I can’t clean up, because there’s no instantiation of it on the main site. Sorry about that.

In other news, I have a joint of pork from a rarebreed-pig/boar cross. Much darker than ordinary pork. It is in fact Dark Pork. Which will probably soon be a series from DC Comics. This will go well with the bottles of beer I bought from the Felstar Brewery out of Felsted, an hour north of here. One’s called Dark Knight and I swear the other is called Spooky Chick. Spooky Chick is in the refrigerator.

The 4am: Second Season

July 26th, 2008 | admin, brainjuice

I do an irregular podcast here, called The 4am. It’s composed entirely of music sent to me by bands and musicians. If I like it, I play it, basically. You can find the first 13 episodes in the sidebar player — they’ve been played some 55000 times.

Haven’t done one since March. Now I have a decent set of speakers for this laptop, it’s easier to resume. So I’m starting from scratch, for a second season of The 4am.

It won’t happen, of course, without new music. If you think you’d like to be on the podcast, please email me your music (mp3, 128k or better) at warrenellis @ That email address is only used for the podcast. Including a link to your site is always useful — saves me having to hunt around for it myself.

Tell your friends if you like. But I can only play mp3s sent by the artists themselves. if you send me mp3s from bands you really like, I just have to delete them. Okay? Thanks.

For Those Reading On LiveJournal

June 11th, 2008 | admin

If you’re reading this on a LiveJournal syndicated feed, such as warrenelliscom or warrenelliswire — stop. Unsubscribe from those feeds and add , which I am turning into a crossposted LJ later today. The advantages of this include creating a working archive of the site on LJ (syndicated feeds, including all the comments, get wiped after 14 days or so), and my being able to received comments and conversations generated on the LJ.

For the rest of you: LiveJournal is a once-popular social-blogging service that was run into the ground by SixApart, and is now largely a repository for amateur writing about Harry Potter being jerked off by hobbits. In space.