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Friday, February 25, 2005

Why I haven't been posting as regularly

Okay, I've lapsed a little on the posting in the past couple weeks. And I've especially lapsed on the Photo of the Day.

The latter is partly because, since the death of my beloved Sony F707, it's been a lot less enjoyable to take photos. I've been using a borrowed Olympus from Ynnej, and while I'm very appreciative that she's loaned it to me for so many months, it's a pretty old camera, with some pretty limited functionality even in manual mode. So taking the sort of photos I like to take is not really possible a lot of the time.

But I went out for a short walk today at work, and walked up Bryant from 1st, and took a few decent shots, so here's one (one that's actually in focus -- I wish this camera had a manual focus ring like my old one did).

Photo of the Day | February 25, 2005 | Bryant Street, San Francisco


The other reason I've lapsed a little on the posting is that I've simply been really busy at work on a huge project. Last month my boss put me in charge of redesigning the entire Download.com website. This is a large and weighty responsibility, not to mention a task that requires a lot of work and time. Luckily, she thought it important enough to give all my normal design tasks to our other designer, my compatriate Stellah, and let me have the month of February to concentrate on the redesign almost exclusively.

This has been fun. And it's much needed. DL hasn't had a major design overhaul in five years, which is about 80 in Internet years. And since we get a couple million visitors a day and we're one of the major revenue streams for CNET, a redesign is long overdue.

Anyway, by the end of the day when I get home, I'm usually too tired and, more importantly, too tired of looking at web pages, to do any posting. But things will pick up soon, and then you can all go back to regularly ignoring my long, boring posts. Like this one.

5 Comments

Blogger ynnej said...

This post may have been long and boring, but at least it wasn't long and boring and condescending, like that whole, "Notice I call it a *computer game*, instead of a video game, because blah blah blah I'm a pompous asshole."

2/25/2005 04:00:00 PM

 
Blogger espd said...

I wasn't being pompous and condescending when I wrote that, you douche. You'll know when I'm being pompous and condescending.

If you had actually read the whole post, you'd realize I was self-deprecating, pointing out how old and dorkly I am for even knowing what the hell a text-based, green-on-black, "interactive fiction" game was.

2/25/2005 04:04:00 PM

 
Blogger ynnej said...

"I was self-deprecating, pointing out how old and dorkly I am for even knowing what the hell a text-based, green-on-black, "interactive fiction" game was."

Or you were trying to make yourself seem special for being so old and dorky, and masking it with faux-self-depreciation.

2/25/2005 04:06:00 PM

 
Blogger espd said...

Well, that's true. I am the master of faux-self-deprecation.

What, you mean I can't be lame+old and cool+experienced at the same time? Damn, I was planning my whole existence around that ideal.

2/25/2005 04:32:00 PM

 
Blogger ynnej said...

No, you're definitely lame+old and cool+experienced. That's half of why I like you. (The other part is the whole you-helping-me-get-booze thing.) So don't worry, I'm not threatening your point of existence.

2/25/2005 04:35:00 PM

 

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