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I’ve been pretty bad about writing her for awhile now. It’s nothing personal, I’ve just been incredibly busy lately doing things like:

  1. Working. Like crazy. Should calm down at the end of the month, but it’ll be pretty insane until then. Haven’t really even had time to check email, so please don’t take it personally. Also, I will be out in San Francisco for a few days at the end of April, I’ll be very busy, but if anyone wants to try and meet up, drop me a line.
  2. Playing with WordPress. I’ve mentioned that I’ve been thinking about a redesign, well in addition I’ve been considering moving to WordPress (I currently use Movable Type. So far I’ve found some good stuff and some bad stuff.

    Good Stuff: Everything builds on the fly. So much better than having to rebuild entries all the time. Also means you can access just about anything at just about any time.< br/>
    Bad Stuff: I hate how the default is for it to format tags for you. For instance, it automatically spits out a list of categories as an unordered list. Kind of pisses me off. Luckily it’s not too hard to go into the functions and change that stuff.

  3. Not reading. As if there was any question that there’s a correlation between how much you read and how much you think, this proves it. I’ve read very little lately, and hence have had few things worth writing about. I need that input to get my mind working.
  4. Drinking coffee. Writing this one is really just an excuse to tell you all that Dunkin’ Donuts has a whole wheat donut. Now I get the carb conscious thing (though I don’t completely agree with it), but doesn’t a donut defeat the purpose? The thing is covered in sugar! Who cares if it’s whole wheat?

That’s it for now. Hopefully there will be more coming soon . . . Oh, and if anyone’s got any WordPress tips, feel free to throw them my way.

April 9, 2006