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· Naughties
· · 2005
· · · December
· · · · 16 (3 entries)

Adium is the Future · The peo­ple I work most close­ly with are lo­cat­ed in New Jersey, Southamp­ton (U.K.), San­ta Cruz, North Caroli­na, Prague, and Ham­burg. In­stant mes­sag­ing is an es­sen­tial busi­ness tool. I use Adi­um, which re­lies on the Gaim multi-protocol IM soft­ware. There are a lot of things about it that pre­fig­ure the fu­ture of soft­ware. [Up­date: Wow! Check out Eric Meyer’s follow-up.] ...
 
Meta-Blogging · So, here’s the good news: I walked in­to the bar at ApacheCon to get a beer, there was an­oth­er guy there wait­ing; when the bar­tender came around, he or­dered a drink then, point­ing at me, said “... and what­ev­er he’s having”. He turned to me said “Love the blog” and we shook hands and talked for a while. I’m ter­ri­bly em­bar­rassed that I’ve lost his name; In­ter­est­ing guy, he’s at Google and was there for the JCP Board meet­ing. That’s the first time my blog’s earned me a beer, what’s not to like? So here’s the bad news: Re­cent­ly, a col­league asked me what I thought about a sub­ject that I’d just writ­ten a big piece on two days ear­lier. I har­rumphed, and she said “Who has time to read all your stuff? There’s too much!” OK, so I write re­al­ly fast and I don’t sleep much, but she has a point. The prob­lem is that the cre­ative flow is re­al­ly un­even. First half of the week, I was on the road and didn’t post much, now for some rea­son I have five big pieces squirm­ing around in the back of my head want­ing to be writ­ten; and the nasty bit is that if I don’t write them, they don’t save up, they evap­o­rate. I sus­pect there isn’t a so­lu­tion.
 
Yellow House · It’s been bright and cold the last cou­ple of days in Van­cou­ver, and at 49°N., the sun nev­er gets that high, which makes for strong shad­ows wher­ev­er you look. I walk by this yel­low house on my way to work ev­ery day ...
 
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