Sunny, with a chance of rest

For various personal reasons, I now find myself obliged to spend a couple of weeks or so at home resting and mulling a number of things quite outside the ordinary fare of iPads, the upcoming version of the iPhone OS (which, sadly, is sure to render my trusty iPod Touch obsolete) and all the other stuff that seems to have overwhelmed my RSS feeds after a day and a half offline.

Suffice it to say that Apple is doing yet another set of incremental updates and moving a reasonable (if sometimes frustrating) obsolescence window across its product range, and let’s leave it at that. Oh, and they keep ticking the naysayers’ checkboxes, of course: multitasking (or selected delegation of some services to the OS, in some cases) is coming, for one, and I can see it making a lot of people shut up for good1.

Me, I’m going to (again) re-prioritize some things… For starters, I’m going to throw the Marketing book (and all the corporate stuff that most people who read this blog thankfully don’t have a clue I do) out the window for a couple of weeks and get some very sorely needed rest – there’s also some stuff I really need to get away from, although I’d rather it had not happened in quite this way.

In the meantime, the good news is that I can take the time to watch some TV, cut down on my considerable book backlog and ripping out part of the guts of this site (both content-wise and code-wise).

Some of that’s already underway – a few days back I took Facebook’s Haystack concept, made it considerably more spartan, and bolted it on to this site, replacing a much slower pre-rendering cache.

With luck, there will also be some proper writing thrown in – one never knows.

1 Me, I’m happier about MobileMe note syncing finally being implemented, even though it’s years too late.

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