Things have been appropriately hectic, although yesterday I had the feeling I was living through a budget version of “H2G2”:Movie:tt0371724 where the “Vogons”:Wikipedia:Vogon are played by some of the people I have to work with (or, in some cases, around). One of the frustrating things about being in Marketing for me is that sometimes I seriously feel like ruthlessly taking over some of the technical aspects, but the big plus is that I can push a lot harder for improvements and backup from vendors.
Anyway, back to my own stuff.
After a stint of not doing much reading and not using (nearly at all) a computer at home, I’m now chuckling my way through “Watching the English”:ISBN:0340818867 – a recommendation from a colleague of mine who departed for a glorious career in the UK and who, truth be told, could already out-English the English (but who drew the line at cricket), and that I will review appropriately soon enough.
On the mobile front, the only (personal) thing of notice is that I’ve started using “Twitterfon”:AppStore:Twitterfon as my Twitter client, and that it’s good enough for me to put it on the dock (I like it that much). Surprisingly, it’s from the same guy who coded Twitterfox, which is what I use in Windows and Linux (where I use Firefox as my default browser).
On the writing front, I’m pushing myself to write something every day, even if it’s not public – often a few paragraphs are more than enough to zone out and relax a bit, although it’s hard to focus on a topic and come up with something worth publishing (or even keeping sometimes). The main conclusion so far is that I need to read more, since my personal writing style is getting somewhat stilted and I need to loosen it up a bit and explore less technical stuff – which is going to be hard…
And I guess that’s as much of an update as is worthwhile doing at this point. One of these days I will go into other stuff that I’ve been sorting out (I’ve already a considerable backlog, but some of it falls under my Disclaimer).