Quick update

I’ve been really busy the last week or so and haven’t been as diligent in updating this as I should. I’m going to just braindump a bit to get it out of my system.

Ditto has been keeping me fairly busy. We’re preparing to move into a new office. We’ll be in the same building, in a much bigger and nicer office. The task of coordinating the transition of the T1 lines, network, hardware, air conditioning and electricity for the server room. To top it off, I had to rush into work Saturday morning for a minor emergency. Luckily it turned out to be something simple.

I’m disappointed in myself. I have been working on Temperament for two months now, and I’m still working on cleaning up the first draft enough to submit to the group. I’ve got a clear idea of what I need to do to finish it, I just neeed to make the time.

I’m now writing regularly for Ars Technica. I’ve been doing the occasional review or news post, and I’ll now be doing some feature articles. I’m aiming to finish one article per month. I’ll be writing on a variety of technical articles, which will be right up my alley.

I often get distracted while writing on my primary laptop. It’s the same machine I use for work, and the availablity of my development tools, games, and email tend to have a negative effect on my word count. To that end, I picked up a shiny new iBook today. It’s ultra-portable and light, weighing in at 4.7 pounds. It has a five-hour battery life, perfect for escaping to some dark corner to write in solitude. I got a nice discount on a copy of Office X with it, so I’m totally set to write without distractions. I’m quite excited about it.

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