I should also point out that the Various and Sundry CS blog is back up and running after a two month hiatus due to — ironically enough — technical issues.
Expect lots of Elixir on there in the weeks and months ahead.
Chad Nevett is doing his annual Blogathon fundraiser on Saturday, posting regularly for 24 straight hours. I am one of the special guests contributing over the course of the day. It’s a fun topic. Keep an eye out on his site for it as the day progresses and Chad slowly drives himself insane. For a good cause.
I’ve decided recently that I want to get better organized with my computing life. It’s not all easy, since I spend all day on PCs at work that are behind firewalls and won’t let me install software or use the internet freely. But there are tools I can use on my computer at home to make my precious free moments here at home more useful.
One of the tools I’m trying out is Mars Edit. It’s a highly-regarded blog writing tool that lets you do everything away from the web browser, where things are faster and easier. This very post is my first test of it.
I also need to test how well including pictures is, which explains the random pic you see in this blog post. The WordPress backend I use at AugieShoots is painfully slow, though it automates some things that I’m grateful for. But maybe Mars Edit will be easier. We’ll see…
For now, I’m just talking out loud, but I’m very happy to note that my first attempt at posting this blog entry as a “Draft” worked. I’ve never gotten any other off-line blog editor to work this easily. This is a good sign… Maybe I’ll write the next post in Markdown, for kicks.