Thursday, October 09, 2008

Thursday in the Tank

Mornin', gang... everything swimming along?

On a quick programming note, the dearth of posts is hardly due to lack of news (...or, for that matter, lack of work), but in the effort to move a couple longer-frame things past the pipeline and onto the page. So stay tuned and hopefully you'll find the result worth the wait; forgive the momentary silence... but as with everything here in the office, if your narrator doesn't do it, it doesn't get done.

In the meantime, two things that, as your time and interest permit, would go a long way toward lending a hand: first, it's been a month since these pages returned from hiatus, and your impressions on the feed would more than just come in handy. Admittedly, a good part of the downtime was spent soaking in the replies from the March consultation and using those to tweak the formula and format, so any thoughts on what's working -- and, even more importantly, what isn't, would mean the world.

The e.mail's down the right sidebar, so fire away.

Second, Christmas might come but once a year... and in a perfect world, the periodic Fund Drives would occur even less often. But, alas, this world is far from perfect....

Bottom line: reader support's the only thing that's kept these pages running as long as they have -- and (...with, among other things, another Appointment Season coming quickly upon us...) the only thing that'll keep 'em that way going forward.

Admittedly, I don't air this reminder as often as I should, lest it get in the way of more important things, and so as not to spoil anyone's enjoyment. But without the ability to keep the phone and 'net turned on and hop around as needed, well, the news as you've come to know it wouldn't be able to exist.

More on this once the long-frame stuff's polished and posted... but in the meantime, suffice it to say that it's another of those do-or-die moments, and the rest I leave to Providence. And all of you.

Thanks as always for reading, chiming in, lending a hand and everything else. If nothing else, keep the prayers comin'; they're needed more than anything.

As always, back to it. God love you lot now and always.