Well this is embarrassing

It's been so long since I did anything round here, I feel like I'm treading on an ancient burial ground just coming by, let alone defiling the place by writing.

So...

What's up?

The Life

I'm sitting under a lovely big tree in a park, watching my girl play on a slide with her Grandma nearby. I'm reading feeds on Reeder on my iPhone, and writing this in the WordPress app. I'm wishing this could be my profession. All this iPad chatter has me wishing I had money to squander, to iPad1 out my digital lifestyle with all the trimmings and sit in a park and read and write, and never fix another jammed printer or reset another password, and just make giant run-on sentences that would make Zombie_Plan and Rubenerd proud.

I hear talk of mythical beings who enjoy their day jobs. But I'm an atheist, so I don't believe in fairy stories like that.

I do enjoy my life though. My baby girl is spinning on the play equipment now, and a breeze is touching my face and I am content.

  1. forgive the pun []

A Bunch of Stuff

Keep Calm
Good advice.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cole007/ / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Some updates:

Spurred on by the outpouring of comments and (!) blog posts after asking for feedback, I got stuck into a few posts here and on my other site. Thank you everyone who responded and wrote replies - it gave me some much needed confidence and meant the world to me. I was buoyed for days afterwards (and loved the commentfest that followed here and elsewhere).

I officially quit Twitter (with my joshnunn account at least). I was leaving it open ended so I could come back without looking like a fool, but now I'll have to hang my head in shame if I DO return.

First Waves is going great-guns. tjb654 tweeted "Wave on Slow Cook" and was retweeted by Pamela Fox (one of the Wave API evangelists). So I got a bunch of new readers and some more Facebook Fans!

I began re-working my portfolio site. I couldn't be bothered installing a test environment on my laptop, so I put it up and started editing it live. It took me a little longer than I expected to make it usable though, as the documentation for MODx1 went down just as I started, so I couldn't figure out how to build menus. Eventually I got something I'm happy with up just before...

Lifehacker (!!!) linked to my site! What the F is that about?! I suspect I've stepped into a mirror world where the Joshua Nunn of this world produces things that interest people and that they want to read. I kinda feel sorry for the poor schmuck who got sucked into my universe, but then I remember he probably goes around with a goatee, so it serves him right.

Tonight I published a massive post on First Waves. I suspect that because I'm massively proud of it, it won't be read by anyone and I'll realise that my mirror-self managed to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow and switch us back... bastard. Or I could be pleasantly surprised that I get some people reading it. I've paid for a Clicky account, so now I'll know when YOU are reading this... unless you're using a feed reader... or I'm not on my computer when you do... What was i saying? This point has descended into a Rubenerd-esq sort of ramble. My apologies.

  1. I thought I'd try something new []

My Wife – a _______ Story

As I hit publish on my last silly post, I realised I could use the same template for a number of things. Namely:

My wife is _______. She _____________ _______. When I _______ and it dawned on me ________, I wanted to marry her all over again.

Thus:

My wife is amazing. She carried and gave birth to my daughter Amelynne. When I first saw my little girl and it dawned on me that I now have my own clone, I wanted to marry her all over again.

See how that works?

My Wife – a Love Story.

My wife is magical. She made me home-toasted muesli yesterday. When I ate breakfast this morning and it dawned on me that I have maple syrup in my breakfast cereal, I wanted to marry her all over again.

Waves, headaches, sleep

I have been pretty tired lately. My bubby girl has not been sleeping well overnight for weeks, and as a result I'm not getting as much sleep as I'd like myself. In addition, I get headaches whenever I try and concentrate, which I had been putting down to tiredness, but might actually be the fault of my new glasses prescription, so I'm seeing my optometrist on Friday to sort something out, and hopefully that will clear my headaches up a little.

Despite this, I've created a site called First Waves to post the latest news about Google Wave and the Wave Protocol. I was updating pretty frequently until this week when the headaches got too much for me, and I couldn't think straight to pull it all together.

I'll get into updating it again ASAP, but I'd be encouraged if anyone reading this wanted to check it out and leave a comment or whatnot. I'll be migrating it to WordPress in the near future too, and enhancing it with some more information about me, and some links to essential Wave resources.

That's my update. Thank you for listening.

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