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10 April 2008

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The Next Plane Out Of Sydney

Over to the right — unless you are using one o’ them fancypants RSS aggree-gators — are the monthly archives for, with a count of the number of articles posted for each month. Last month there was just the one and this month isn’t looking too promising either. That’s as good a measure as any that I’ve been, well, preoccupied.

It’s a pretty safe bet that if you see a semi-regular blogger (still not quite ready to label myself like that, but anyway) suddenly go quiet, then they have either had a baby or a new job. And so it is with great pleasure that I can announce that I am the proud parent of … a 5- and a 7-year-old, and also I have a new job!

I like it so far, there’s a lot of c++ coding about which I intend to blog copiously until every last remnant of a regular audience has fled for their lives. Whilst simultaneously, and endlessly, reciting the latest internet meme to jump the shark (eg “FAIL!”). Oh yes.

But not to worry because I promise not to drive you all away just yet - not until I have at returned from a 2 week northern hemisphere (just) vacation. Tomorrow, the family and I are on the next plane out of Sydney, and after seven flying hours we’ll be landing in Phuket. More interestingly we’re also venturing inland to a rather remote part of the country, staying in a villa about which you can read on their excellent website. In short, I’m very much looking forward to it.

Naturally I have some reading matter and some new toys to sustain me for the flight, and I will make a vague, non-committal promise to blog about one of these on my return.

Keep the internet warm for me while I’m gone, won’t you?


Posted by
2008-04-10 13:33:00 -0500

The worst part about your infrequent blogging is that my comment metadata doesn’t survive the duration between posts.

Okay, maybe that’s not actually the worst part.

Have a good vacation, and I look forward to future musings. Thanks for the Stross recommendation: never heard of him and this one sounds good.

Posted by
2008-04-10 13:33:00 -0500

I dropped out of my high-speed, 24x7, fancy-pants, RSS aggregator to stop and smell the roses amongst the quaint rural charm of your site. I was horrified to find that the archives links with their counts that I had heard so much were nowhere to be seen!

I eventually stumbled my way to your homepage. There they are, in their full glory! Not on the individual post pages though.

Enjoy your trip, and congrats on the new job.