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The Last Burger… until the next one

Posted May 30 by John Birmingham

So, I have been quiet, but I’ve been busy. Partly writing books and a new subscription column to make up for a pretty dire collapse in my other income. Thanks Rona! But also, partly building a new blog, or rather a new version of The Burger.

I was having real trouble finding the time to post here because I was so busy everywhere else. It was really getting me down.

I’d also been struggling with what to do about my mailing list/bookclub.

And then I thought.

So, sometime in the next few days, as soon as I get the redirect working at my domain name registry, this site, the old Burger, will pass you through to my shiny new site, the… er… new Burger

I’m moving it over to Substack, which I’ve found very easy to use for the Sideboob column, and where any technical issues are their's to worry about, not mine. Unlike AlienSideBob, of course, the Burger will be entirely free.

I’m planning on doing one long bit every week, mostly about stuff I like. Occasionally about stuff I’m releasing. The model I’m following is Warren Ellis’s excellent Orbital Operations newsletter. But the Burger will remain a blog, so I will post a couple of non-email entries a couple of times a week.

It should clean up a few problems here, such as lost comments and login gremlins, and photo management. The last one only affects me, but the first two have been bugging plenty of you for a while now.

I did give serious thought to just ditching the Burger, but I do like having a private club where I can retreat from the supermassive shitshow that the rest of the web has become.

And so, on we go.

23 Responses to ‘The Last Burger… until the next one’

Halwes asserts...

Posted May 30
Yo Manymuk djama. Nama yalala. Wurrpuday

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jl ducks in to say...

Posted May 31
In whatever form, I will continue to monitor the 'Burger. I think it helps establish your unique voice and brand.

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Barnesm mutters...

Posted May 31
I thought it had been fairly quiet around here, but the hammering you have been delivering from Alien Side Boob to the unrighteous has more than compensated. I look forward to seeing the new incarnation of the burger.

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Halwes is gonna tell you...

Posted May 31
Can you put the link to ASB pay subscription here please or resend the email.? I couldn't get to the buy a subscription page from the last email.
Thanks

John Birmingham has opinions thus...

Posted June 1
It should just be at https://aliensideboob.substack.com

Halwes has opinions thus...

Posted June 8
Got it. Thanks.

Halwes is gonna tell you...

Posted June 8
And well worth it too. LMFAO ! Those Fairfax / nine grubs didn't deserve our patronage anyway.

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Matthew F. ducks in to say...

Posted May 31
Burgerbital Operations.
Looking forward to seeing what you've got for us.

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Thalesian would have you know...

Posted June 1
Well I, for one, look forward to reading the material written by our new AlienSideBoob overlord.

Thanks for all the fish, Birmo.

(and yes... I'm aware that I'm mixing metaphors terribly...)

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Bondiboy66 swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted June 1
Glad to see the Burger continuing - it would be a sad day should it evaporate into the electronic ether

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she_jedi has opinions thus...

Posted June 2
A 'new and improved' Burger? Sign me up! :)

MuddyRunner asserts...

Posted June 6
Yes. Throwing pound coins at the screen, but they're just bouncing off.

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FormerlyKnownAsSimon swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted June 3
i'm in. I've been coming along for the ride for long enough now : ) Plus i get some good tidbits on things to look at/consume on here from like minded people from different walks of life. So many books/tv/food/articles etc

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insomniac mutters...

Posted June 3
Will we have to sign up again? Not that it's an issue

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Therbs reckons...

Posted June 4
But where is SJS? I reckon Havoc orchestrated the demise of Journalspace in the peak of their battle then continued to trick media transmission modality to eliminate his nemesis without due regard to Burgerism, Basically it's all down to Havsy's Fkn CAP FKN Muppets SHENanIFKNgans.

Bondiboy66 puts forth...

Posted June 10
Ah JSpace - gone but not forgotten.......

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MuddyRunner swirls their brandy and claims...

Posted June 6
John, whatever medium you choose and whatever works best for you I'll follow, come what may. Just keep writing your brilliant, compelling, addictive stuff and I, and I suspect many others, will follow you. Into the gates of hell if that be the need of it.

BTW - any chance of some more Dave or AoT? Asking for a friend.

John Birmingham reckons...

Posted June 9
A very good chance of both, Muddy.

Bondiboy66 reckons...

Posted June 10
More of The Dave? Cool! Looking forward to more Smith and Cady too.

MuddyRunner mumbles...

Posted June 13
He said more Dave. And more AoT. You all saw, so can't take it back now.

Also, loving the Patreon, although still struggling a bit with the medium. Those email updates became my work-time lunch break reading, back when we still had work, before they cancelled the world. Keep it up! Everything is good!

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Rob ducks in to say...

Posted June 6
so its a post burger? or new stack burger?

There isn't kale or avocado involved is there?

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Halwes mumbles...

Posted June 10
You beauty. William Callaghan found at Mt Disappointment ! So cool. I thought that he was a goner.

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Naut puts forth...

Posted June 15
Just saw the KFC console and came straight here for all the latest, but there is nothing? Does this mean it isn't real?

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