1st of April, Q2 2008
April 1st, 2008 • General
It’s been a whole quarter since the melancholic goodbye post.
I’m going to refrain from dropping some lousy April’s fool’s joke, I’ve never been a fan of “not” jokes; and unless yours is at least as good as finding water on mars, my advice is to refrain to.
The last three months, my Q1/2008, were dedicated to founding a start up. We’ve just got this little space in Dubai Airport Free Zone, a.k.a. DAFZA, and we’re going to deal mostly with IT security. We called it “The Kernel”, wish us luck.
Speaking of Dubai and IT, I’ve recently had a chance with a bunch of geeks at DemoCamp Dubai, an informal conference where four or five presenters show off their skills and projects for 15 minutes each. I believe the only other place where you’d find such a friendly crowd is at a rehab support group.
Now, to explain why Scatterism looks so plain: I’m still running WordPress 2.1, while 2.5 has been release just a few days ago. I’ve customized the database structure a little, especially that it needed to accommodate Ultimate Tag Warrior. I’m using Jotdown, which is a combination of Markdown, GeSHi, some footnote parsing code, and a bunch of preprocessing macros, all of which need some work to make sure they don’t break WordPress 2.5. In addition to all of this, my eyes are sore from looking at my current lights off/lights on theme, so I’ll stick to Simplr (thank you Scott) for a while until I redesign.
I wish I could speed things up a little bit, but Dubai is a time-eating monster, with long roads and traffic jams, and unlike every other full-time blogger, I’m neither full-time, nor am I working from home.
Thanks Q1 for helping me out. Thanks Q2, the funniest intro award goes to you. Thank you those who still have Scatterism on their feed readers.