Updated: 2/12/05; 2:14:31 PM

  Monday, October 25, 2004

Blog Reruns

I've been in blog reruns for the last week or so, trying to get a bit of brain unclogged and working on some things "behind the curtain" for a Radio root update.  I had originally thought we'd have this out for October, but we're in beta 3 of the comment deletion code working out some of the last bugs.

I'll work on my "on this day" macro while I'm at BloggerCon and post the revisions.  Ideally, it should be placed on the desktop website where it can remind you about posts from days gone past.

I'm rambling...

I don't have much that I want to write, although I do think about it often.  Work is all-consuming, drawing me in and not letting go for a couple of days at a time.  Working with a "virtual" crew at UserLand breeds good and bad habits:  instant messaging is one.

IM is great for instant collaboration on projects, but it kills your hands typing too much for little gain.  Worse, you lose some of the interaction that a phone call can allow like people keeping to one topic at a time.  With staff in Texas, Canada, Missouri and Californina it is nearly impossible to afford phone calls.  Skype has been a blessing in working with Patrick Ritchie on code, but it's a processor killer.