New TMINE indexes

Or should that be indices? Well, whatever your preference, I finally figured out a way to add all the past half-decade or so’s “What Have You Been Watching?” mini-reviews to indices (WordPress’s ‘custom taxonomies’, in case you were wondering) and spent most of the weekend classifying them. Yes, even the ones that mysteriously changed their name to “What did you watch this week?” for a couple of years without my noticing.

So for you delectation there’s now a(n):

To add to the previously announced indices/indexes. You can access them all from the menus above.

I’m still toying with the idea of indices for individual countries (eg France, Australia), I haven’t yet done one for Theatre Reviews, and I’m probably going to be doing an Italian TV category, since it turns out I’ve reviewed more of it than I suspected, too. But I’m not quite sure how to add them to the menus without them getting clunky. I’ll have a think about that.

Let me know if you have any suggestions for additions to TMINE or want other indices.

TMINE on Facebook

TMINE now has a Facebook page

It’s an excitingly modern world we live in and there’s this new-fangled thing called Facebook that you might have heard of and even use. Apparently, lots of people use it to keep up-to-date with each other, the news, events and what cats have been up to.

Anyway, since RSS feeds and Twitter might not be ‘your bag’, in an effort to give you all as many ways to keep up-to-date with TMINE, I’ve created a Facebook page for it. I’m not sure what to do with it yet – before you know it, I might be organising TMINE (vegan) barbecues there for y’all – but at the very least, it’ll have all the posts so you’ll know whenever I’ve posted anything new.

Hope that helps and that you like it! (Do you see what I did there?)

CBS's Salvation

Watch the first 15 minutes of CBS/Amazon (UK)’s Salvation

It’s summer time and with it comes the now-traditional CBS summer show. In previous years, we’ve had Extant, Zoo, Under the Dome and Brain Dead, and now comes Salvation, a suspense thriller that centres on MIT grad student Liam Cole and tech superstar Darius Tanz, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a staggering discovery – an asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. The show starts Wednesday July 12 at 9pm ET/PT in the US and four days later (allegedly) on Amazon in the UK. I doubt it’ll be as romantic and fun as No Tomorrow, and it doesn’t exactly say summer fun, but you can at least watch the first 15 minutes below to see if you might want to watch more…


A shiny new look for TMINE

Those visiting here yesterday and today will have noticed that TMINE now has a brand new look. It was all supposed to be for TMINE’s 12th birthday this week, but development being what it is, deadlines slipped a bit.

It’s all a bit work-in-progress and a few things are missing and are in flux, so expect more changes over the next couple of weeks. Of course, if there are bits you like or don’t like, let me know, since making changes should be a lot easier now and it’s all a bit experimental anyway. I’ve already had some feedback, so the great big TMINE image has gone now (probably to wherever The Daily Show sent the giant head of Bruce Willis), so I do respond, honestly.

Also new is the fact that TMINE runs on WordPress rather than Movable Type. Although Movable Type was the best choice of blogging platform 11 years ago, nowadays it’s all a bit backwards (unless you fork out a few hundred pounds for a Movable Type 6 licence and can read Japanese well), but migration was a bit of a nightmare until recently which put that out of the question. But with a certain amount of tinkering, I’ve managed to make it all work, I hope.

WordPress brings lot of benefits for both you and me, including a working spellchecker, caching and faster comment loading, and the new theme is responsive and looks nice on mobile devices, too. If you’ve any suggestions for things I can introduce, let me know.