The last few weeks have been packed with exciting things, waves of (interesting) work, and lots of inspiration. Yet somehow, sometimes, life gets in your way. This sunday I got the flu, and it’s been years since I’ve been nailed to the bed quite like this for so long.
On the upside, I’ve been catching up on the latest season of Simpsons. Is it just me or did that train derail at season 14? I can’t remember any good episodes of late. Maybe it’s just welcome competition from Seth McFarlane’s Family Guy.
March installment is coming, and although it’s not looking quite as good as I’d have wanted it to, it’s statistically probable that you win some and you lose some. It’ll be interesting to see if I can keep up this “tiny monthly redesign”, or whether I should cave in and work on the real redesign which is in the cards. One positive thing is that I’m sticking tightly to the manifest I wrote a while a go. Indeed it seems I’m better at pressing pause.
Fauna Beta 3.1 was supposed to be out a few days after Beta 3. That didn’t happen, fortunately now it’s called Beta 4 and it’s going to be the best release of Fauna yet. I suspect this’ll be the final beta before I go RC.
Khaled has unveiled some screenshots of Shuttle, the admin redesign for WordPress. Shuttle has come a long way, and is a huge improvement over the 1.5 interface, and especially over the 2.0 interface. The work Khaled has done these last few weeks have blown my mind. Essentially he has taken all the hundreds of hours of chatter and mockups and combined it into something that a) works, b) we (the shuttle team) can all support.
Chris, my favourite ambassador of America, has unveiled his Canvas redesign. While simple on top, it’s scalable, and ready to be filled with more witty banter. I can’t wait for him to write a book, on stuff.
Speaking of America, the news is booming with news with the shortcomings of George W. I can’t say I’m surprised, and I find myself thinking about those who voted for him: do you now realise what a mistake it was? I wonder how this world would have looked today if Al Gore had been elected. I only hope the next president will be female; the White House is in desperate need of estrogen.
I should wrap this up and get back to bed. Have a nice day and stay in school.