Hey y'all it's been a couple of weeks since I posted about "stuff"; just wanted you to know I am engaged in some extreme yak shaving. (Also, I had the slight interruption of riding the Furnace Creek 508 :)
I've been loving my iPhone for a while, and more recently have begun loving my iPad too. Although it wasn't immediately apparent why anyone with a smartphone and a laptop would want a tablet, I've slowly begun realizing the tablet form factor makes it nice for "occasional" computing in alternative locations, like my backyard, my bathroom, and ... my bed. I can read just about anything on the iPad; emails, web pages, RSS feeds, etc., and can compose email, send messages (with IOS 5 and iMessage), and do some light editing. But I can't blog :(
The problem isn't fundamental; it's perfectly possible to blog from an iPad. But when *I* blog I do it in a certain way, and that way involves tools that are only usable from within Windows: SharpReader to read feeds, Photoshop to edit pictures, and Citydesk to update the blog. This mechanism dates back eight+ years to when I started blogging, and in the intervening time I've thought about overhauling the whole thing a few times. Now I'm biting the bullet. My plan is to do it all from email, so I can blog from anywhere, on any device, at any time. Of course this requires a bit of work (!) with several nested levels of things to build, and so in the meantime I'm not blogging at all.
Except to report that I am engaged in some Extreme yak shaving. Please stand by :)