The bad news is that I made a promise – to do a blog. The following email from Hemlock explains:
D – remember I told you that with Geocities being shut down, Odell, Winky, the Big Boss and I were all going to be evicted – abandoned on some waste ground on the edge of town like a sack of unwanted kittens? Well, they’ve gone and done it, a month before they said they would. And of course it’s all my fault because (wait for it) they hadn’t been billing me! To quote them…
And now I can’t get in to my own site. You promised that if the worst came to the worst you would start up a blog of your own and – a) store the entire Hemlock’s Diary archives on the site for posterity, b) do a blog on HK (to which I might contribute occasionally), and c) store the entire Hemlock’s Diary archives on the site for posterity. So – over to you.
Thus another Hong Kong blog. I can’t match Hem, so it will be serious, dry, dull, mature and inoffensive, consisting mainly of comment on the city’s political, business and social affairs. Maybe some self-indulgent reminiscences. Occasional attacks of discursiveness, perhaps.
In all fairness, he paid the setup costs.