The Week that Was

This has been a strange week. It's strange, but not terribly surprising, that given a comparative expanse of free time with not a lot to do except write, that every little thing I've meant to do for a while but have been putting off suddenly came up and required all of my attention.

This isn't to say that I've spent all of my time doing chores and running errands. I'm actually taking this as proof in favor of my general theory that writing and other avocational pursuits ought to be habitual and ongoing rather than the focus of occasional binges. But there are some things that take a lot of time and its worth binging on a little. This week, I got some writing done, but mostly did things like tinkering with my computers and tending to some long overdue systems administration tasks. I also switched to a new cell phone, oversaw delivery of furniture, sang, danced, and cooked. Not a bad week.

I do have some links and notes for you.

  • I made a rough introductory page for my efforts to run the xen hypervisor on a laptop.
  • There was some confusion this week as I reorganized the blog post files on the wiki. Basically, all blog posts are now in /posts/ directory (no more /posts/ and /posts/) with the different feeds generated by tags. So I did post some cool stuff, but it didn't get out. This includes:
  • Bad Org-Mode Habits about the best ways to use emacs' org-mode.
  • Poetry Has a Purpose which addresses a little bit of literary theory/criticism/practice that got under my skin and into my head.
  • I've imported a few recent discussions from Facebook threads associated with my posts here onto discussion pages pages, which I think you might enjoy:
  • I spent some time this morning working on a system to capture notes into org-mode using procmail and my cellphone's email client. See that here.
  • Most of this post, excluding the links, was written on the aforementioned cell phone. It's still not quite the same as writing from a computer, but for getting raw material out of my head, I kind of like it. We'll see if that sticks.

That's about all I have for now!

The new job starts next week, so I would say that my posting schedule may be a bit erratic. But if you've been reading tychoish for any length of time, you're probably used to a far more irregular posting pattern.

I'll see you on the flip side.

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