Archive: May 16th, 2004

Tempus fugit when you're Amazoning fun

Forgive me reader, for I have sinned. It has been almost a week since I last wrote anything here.

A sin of omission, then; neglect. Sloth, perhaps? Nay, gentle reader, think not such uncharitable thoughts.

Perhaps you just assumed that the lack of communication meant that I’ve been outside frolicking in the sunshine, taking advantage of the apparent commencement of Summer’s inclement ways.

Alas, I’ve been sitting in front of my computer pretty much the whole time.

So I’ve been sitting in front of the computer all this time and I couldn’t even find five minutes to write something here? If you were kind in thought, you would assume that an urgent work-related project is to blame.

Alas, this is also not the case. In fact, my workload has been relatively light of late.

Now your thoughts must surely turn to those great usurpers of time itself: computer games. Which one could it be? Halo? Unreal Tournament, perhaps?

Alas and alack, even those demon-spawned succubi cannot be blamed for my silence.

I confess to a new addiction. It gives me such thrills of pleasure, the like of which I have not felt since I first dabbled in the arcane arts of Cascading Style Sheets. It has robbed me of time and yet I do not begrudge its theft.

The name of this new-found vice?

Web Services. Specifically, Amazon Web Services using XSLT, a technology that is new to me and most wondrous.

Share with me, dear reader, the fruits of my labour of love: I present to you… The Session Shop.

That is what has taken up so much of my time of late.

Well, that and reading too much Umberto Eco.

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