A quick introduction is in order here:
Today (July 5) is my birthday. This specific birthday is #48. It’s a good time to bring public thoughts and plans that have long been in process; if not today, then when?
I’ve been involved in a period of self-examination, of introspection; rethinking my life, what I want, how I live it, and what’s important to me.
In some ways, this period has been going on for 30 years — some of the key things I’ve been dealing with date back to high school (and — sigh — if it’s 2006, it’s time for the 30-freaking-year high school reunion, as if I needed more reminders that time marches on). But in reality, I can date the start of this back to a specific thing: Foo Camp 1. Not that Tim O’Reilly is at fault; more a catalyst. It’s just that was the first time when “all of this” was first noticeable to me. What is “all of this”? That is part of the discussion coming.
Over the last few weeks and months, Laurie and I have been doing a lot of talking about where we’re going, and what’s important to us. She’s spent the last few months re-aligning her life with some of what she’s decided she wants to focus on moving forward, and I’ve started that as well. I spent time looking at how to restructure the blog to better represent my new view of what it represents to (and for) me — only to keep running into the feeling that it wasn’t right.
I finally realized that the core problem with Teal Sunglasses was it represented what I used to be; that this really was not just a restructure, but a new start, a fresh look. So it was time for a clean break, and to bring some of the shared projects Laurie and I want to do into fruition.
And so it starts. And there’s so much to do, and so much to talk about.
But you have to start somewhere; I start here, and while it took over 2 years from when I started this latest journey — it still shipped before Longhorn did, and it’ll have many fewer bugs (and many fewer bugs than Chuqui 2.0 had, that’s for sure, and a lot of neat new features…..)
And so, it begins….
sync; sync; sync. reboot