Thursday, February 26

si vales, bene est. ego valeo.

Textpattern, the newly public web editing/publishing thing by Dean Allen, looks kind of cool. Allen does Textism, which is a consistently well-designed and visually appealing weblog. It is prettier than this, and I think that is a good thing. Have I reached a turning point in my development as a human being? (Probably not. It is, after all, still controlled-width black text on a white background with a minimum of clutter.)

Like I was saying, Textpattern looks neat. But since I spent five or ten minutes and it is still not running, I have placed it in that category of things I just don't have time or sufficient need for right now. I think I will check back in in a month or two, when there are fewer bugs and more instructions, and when I am using a server that is not completely stupid.

My Quixotic dream of writing an entry every single day this month fell apart late last week, and that is probably just as well. At present I owe my social and academic universe an interview, a paper, 56 lines of Ovid, $325.81, an oil change, two functional pieces of software, six handwritten letters, a transcription, a passel of electronic mails, a burnt CD, and one good explanation.

Also, I am hungry and need to sleep some time before I drive to Springfield, MO at 2:30 in the afternoon.

When I stop to think about it, I have to wonder why I'm sitting here writing this, and since I don't have a good answer, I think I shall bid you all a good evening.

vale.