...and as brief as possible it will be.
My screenplay project is coming on just fine, but very slowly. For about a week now, I've had very little sleep, but more because of my nose than something which now has the working title 'Sting in the Lotus' (LP for short).
The usual wintertime breathing problem became so bad last week that the time's come to sort out my lifelong mess of sinuses for good.
Today I met the best specialist ever to probe them. He closely inspected parts others never reached and used disquieting instruments to pull yucky stuff out of my skull you don't want to read about.
Then he sent me away with a whole new recipe for undoing years of ruin.
This, I reckon, is the story of my life right now.
To celebrate, chunks of the Mac got a new look and an overhaul too. Flowers are in, so here's how it wants to start the year:
When blogging really resumes I dunno. The doc didn't promise a decent sleep overnight and said miracles take a while, but Factory work resumes in the morning. Maybe you'll get a chance to meet the new desk chief since I'm just about to myself...
In recent weeks I've been catching up with family and friends close to home far more than in the blogosphere -- and reshaping relationships where it was needed -- but still I've a few tidbits from my travels.
The Paris tube is as music pod-crazy as New York's subway with Xmas behind us. If you're quick, you could learn the most recent pathetic excuse for being late for work in 'Entangled by Ear Buds, and Other Musical Mishaps' (New York Times) before you need to register to read Kayleen Schaefer's sorry tale. [Ed: now it costs. Too much, so forget it unless you've got a subscription or spare cash. Feb 2.]
And take a tip from someone who's wrecked more ear buds than most: I now wear the wires under my clothes and don't wander around looking quite as silly and at risk as an Apple ad.
Regulars at this infrequent place will know that the Wikipedia (blogrolled) is my favourite source of shared info. So Jon Udell made me happy by taking the Heavy Metal Umlaut to show us how it's done.
Be warned: click this Infoworld gem of his and you'll open a talking, walking webpage.
MarsEdit suits me to deliver great stuff like that, but for an open mind some insight into what's new with 'RSS and Tabbed Browsing in Safari, Firefox and Camino' and more besides comes from Wei-Meng Lee at the MacDevCenter.
This particular kind of news is good for everyone who's told me lately they plan to get a Mac and stop messing around, and some who already did.
Finally, one piece of Mac help I've handed out lately caused wicked problems for somebody who should have listened properly the first time. Unless he eventually gives back an absolutely vital CD I lent him without so much as a fingerprint on it, after already getting it almost catastrophically stuck in his disk-eating slot, he'll be buying me a new one and that'll learn him.
Meantime, both our skins may be saved with an easy "how to" on 'Make a Bootable OS X Emergency CD with BootCD' at LowEndMac. Now it can be done, that's on my list of weekend "what to dos".
Another is to turn this log -- which has been "mine, all mine" for far too long -- into wide open house. But that you'll know about when I've done it.
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