Usedcarsalesman is finally back in action, now on the TypePad blog service instead of Google's Blogger. Usedcarsalesman would like to say that in the 5 weeks (est. was 2-4 weeks) that the move has taken - a move which involved the transfer of archived content, a domain transfer to new registrar that allows CNAME control, jumping through more new security "hoops" than a border collie on an agility course - that he spent his time fishing, shooting pool, watching March Madness, getting his girlfriends to dance together for him nude, making paid public appearances etc. But, no, the reality is that Usedcarsalesman had no such fun (at least, not that you know about).
While getting the transfer to occur, Usedcarsalesan reread some of the more recent posts he made, such as The State of Blogging 2007 (Part II). Again he came to think of the huge changes that had occurred for the right-brained, the creative types, in the last 15 years as a result of global political shifts and the advent of the widespread use of the Internet/worldwide web. He doesn't think most people realize, yet, a truly, "long term" potentials of the World Wide Web - how, in theory, anything created on-line, especially writing, could likely still be sitting there 1000 years from now (provided an estate pays all the service fees, of course...ha-ha). If you think about it, that's potentially 1000 years of targeted ad revenue, the work of the writer effectively turning in to a perpetual money machine.
Regardless, Usedcarsalesman is still the same guy he was 20 years ago. But, the world and some of the tools in it (Internet, Internet-based services) have certainly grown around him and he's happy about that.