Dougal Campbell's geek ramblings

WordPress, web development, and world domination.

Knock, knock…

I know, I know… I haven’t been very active on the blogging front lately. Once again I’ve been sucked into a swirling vortex of job and home projects, with little-to-no time for participating in blogdom. I’ve managed to keep up with most of the latest memes, and I’ve added a few new bookmarks, but there’s been no opportunity to develop any nifty code or write about the subject of the day.

I’ve got eight draft posts in my queue, and three of those are no longer timely, and so I’ll probably end up deleting them. Of the remaining five, one is about how to use the WordPress object cache in plugins, another is about separation of presentation from business logic in HTML::Mason (a mod_perl web framework), one is an explanation of what blog ping services are, and the last two are non-technical. The ping service post is the only one that I’ve actually written any content for, and I started writing that one nearly a year ago. The others are basically nothing more than links to articles I was going to comment on, or placeholders to remind me that I wanted to write something about the subject.

Most of my time lately has been tied up with my day job. We’ve had some big projects on tight deadlines, and we developers had to really push to get things done on schedule. I’ve had to work late at the the office several times in the past few weeks, and that throws off our schedule for getting home projects done.

At home, we’ve been trying to finish building the rest of our bedroom funiture (we’ve almost finished the final piece, a wardrobe). And we still need to finish stripping and repainting the dressers for the girls’ room. We’re also trying to get things cleaned up in general, in preparation for out-of-town family visitors for Independence Day weekend. We’re going to have a very crowded house, with lots of kids to wrangle. If you don’t hear from me again after July 4th, it might mean that we didn’t survive.

And I’m not the only one who’s busy. Susan has her hands full keeping up with Jamie’s summer program, therapies, and doctor visits, Mary’s activities, and taking care of baby Claire, along with everything else. And when she can grab a spare minute on her computer, she’s been working on the website for her 20th class reunion.

So, for the three of you who were just about to delete me from your list of sites to visit, don’t abandon me yet! I should be posting more articles soon-ish. In the meantime, why don’t you take a break and enjoy the sounds of summer?

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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