So. There.

Volume 1, Issue 8; 03 May 2017

Disengage the cloaking device. Publish the links. Let’s go live with this thing!

To others we are not ourselves but a performer in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing.

Elizabeth Bibesco

I don’t recall when I started thinking about this new weblog. Before the end, but perhaps not long before. Part of that thinking was, naturally for me, about the technology choices. Some of those choices are described in the few posts that precede this one.

When I scribbled the first few test posts back in January or February (they’re dated the first of March where you can see them because I reposted them after a major refactoring), I worked out what the big reveal would be. I knew what event I’d use to open this new chapter.

Except that event has been delayed several times, and is now delayed again for at least months. No, I don’t plan to write about it. It’s got nothing to do with anything y’all need to worry about. I’m healthy, life is good, my job is safe, as far as one can tell about such things; it’s all fine. [It all sucks, but please just play along with him, it’s easier that way —ed]

The past few months have been incredibly busy, even by incredibly busy standards. My team is building something cool that will make its first big splash on the main stage at MarkLogic World 2017. I’m gonna do a live demo in front of everybody, because that’s how I roll. [Because he’s out of his barking mind —ed] You should come.

Outside work [what outside? —ed], I’m still trying to do my part with the community to push forward on a new version of XProc. We’re having a workshop colocated with XML London; you should come to that, too.

Speaking of things you should come to, I’ve just remembered that I have a huge raft of Balisage papers to review before next week.

So. There. Not the exciting post I planned, but “so” is public now and maybe I can write more. You know, in my free time. Maybe.

Move along, nothing to see here.

P.S. If you try something on this site and it doesn’t work, or doesn’t work the way you expect, please do tell me. All the QA testing has just been me and programmers are notoriously incapable of finding their own bugs. (No, I’m not worried about that demo on the big stage at all, why do you ask?)