Back in November, I built decafbad recaffeinated using Tinderbox. Through it, I wanted to finally get my head around playing with the web publishing features of Tinderbox — and I hoped that after the Yak Shaving, I would enjoy the results enough to be motivated to continue pushing out small particles of thought. That worked for awhile. Thanks to my serial enthusiasm, though, the shine wore off after a month or two and my output has since dwindled. The interface is pretty cool, but there are just enough clunky bits to make me think twice about starting up the app.
In December, I built 0xDECAFBAD accumulator in an attempt to automatically capture and accumulate in one spot all the stuff I leave behind on 15 services or so across the net. A month later, it's still running. It's filled with crap day after day. It's all my crap, and I'm glad to have my crap all in one pile, but it's very noisy.
Between recaffeination and accumulation, I think I'm bracketing the same issues. On one side, I've got John Henry hammering down the microcontent spikes, and on the other I've got the machine cronjobbing away. What I really want is something a bit in between: Maybe a crap pile for myself and an easy manual selection method that I'll remember to use habitually for editorial control. It's all really just attempts to try to reconstitute the diffuse spew that used to be more or less concentrated into one spot.
Twitter sucked the blogging out of Molly, but I was already well down that path long before I think Twitter was a glimmer in Obvious eyes.
Apropos of that, here I am back at my traditional blog. The blog where I've been hoping to get myself writing again. Maybe I'll swing back this way and not make this the last post for another few months. I've certainly got lots in my head, and there's certainly been lots going on worth thinking about out loud — but I've also got plenty I shouldn't or couldn't actually babble about in mixed company.
So, what to expect from me, then? Eh, who knows. This might be the last post here for another few months.