July 29, 2006

Happy birthday to me 2006


Twenty-five today :) Made it to the quarter century mark.

Thanks for all the well wishes, everyone!

Birthday archive:

(I didn't have a birthday in 2004 because the web server was down)

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July 28, 2006

And we're back....

Do you ever wander through your old blog posts thinking "Wow, I wrote that! Was I really that clever!?"

It's one of the best parts about blogging. You can track your descent into senility one post at a time.

Except it doesn't work unless you actually write, which I haven't been doing. So there's going to be a large gap in my record where I look like a boy wonder at the tender young age of 24 years and ten months, but a raving lunatic at 25 (minus one day).

Anyway, I'm back. I wanted to write something, anything to get the ball rolling again. Luckily the hard part is over now, because if there's one thing I've learned about writing, it's that writing has inertia. Writing spawns more writing which spawns more writing (recurse (recurse ( recurse...))) until there are nights when you can't go to bed because there are so many ideas you want to write down...

But unfortunately the opposite is also true. Not writing makes you want to write less and less ... and less.

So let's just try this and see how it works out shall we?

One short update. During my hiatus I accepted a spiffy new job within IBM. I'm not sure what I'm allowed to say about it yet, but for hints, read Bill's blog :)

The new job involves a lot of advanced Ajax programming using Dojo (Dojo rocks), so I've been spending a lot of time thinking in Javascript, which is loads more fun than thinking in Java.

Oh, and coincidentally I've been studying Jazz piano too. Small world, eh?

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