Typically, when I want to be blogging and run out of words, I start fucking around with the technology that drives my blog. Which accounts for the several different templates I had up tonight, in case anyone was watching. And trust me, it looked pretty damn fucked up for a bit there.
One of the things that frustrates me about my completely lack of time lately is that I have no time for this sort of work; and I really enjoy it. This sort of hackery, than is of no benefit other than pleasing myself – is why I started playing with computers when I was a teenager. Just to make things that pleased me.
So it irritates me to have to be half-assed about this shit; that I can’t hack together the parts of various styles that I like and make it work all by myself. I’d far rather be doing this than babysitting users who either won’t listen or who think they know better.
Still – frustrations aside, I rather like MT Pro. Many of the glaring design problems in Mt4 are vastly improved (though it’s still vastly over complicated in some key ways that violate principles of good interface design). I just think I need to make a hackery blog so that I can test this shit someplace that isn’t live.
It’s looking more and more like my planned holiday break is going to be mostly work time; the good thing about that is that I’ll get some of it back in the form of extra days off, and can take a few free days when things slow. The down side is, that’s not likely to be until April.
The other good thing is, sometimes when I work on holidays, what I’m really doing is waiting for something that might happen, so I have time to kill in front of my computer. If I’m lucky. that time means I get some writing done (though facebook or myspace do NOT count as writing).
Meanwhile, I’m trying to make forward progress of some kind. This whole death business; I had no idea how many things needed to get done, and how much paperwork was involved. I see now the advantage of living in a bus with no fixed address and no assets you can’t carry with you. It means a whole lot less paperwork for anyone still left behind if you decide to drive off a cliff.