This short week was waaay too long. I am stuck. Not in a writer's block but a reader's block. I don't feel like reading anything. I have to finish translating parts of this hyper-stylized persian manuscript but I haven't looked at it. I have to send an abstract to someone kind enough to actually solicit an article from me for an edited volume and I haven't done it. I have to write a syllabus and I haven't wanted to bother. It's not laziness. I spend all day at work troubleshooting some Filemaker bizarro and troubleshooting a WordPress install and troubleshooting my flagging interest.
The abstract must be written this weekend.
I am also seriously considering jumping to WordPress except I cannot figure out why my htaccess file keeps bringing the server down. The url need to be pretty (non-PHP) and I have to have a redirect for the few kind souls who linked to various posts I have written here. I think I will try it over the weekend because Movable Type is getting really lethargic on me. I thought about going to MT 3.0 (any users reading this? chime in). So, come Monday, this all might just be broken.
In the meantime, Marlowe has opened up a can of whupass on the State of American Politics. Please go read it. He is a smart cookie - that one.
Also, I am thinking of starting my own private prison. I promise shag carpet, best Cairo sheesha and back issues of The Nation.
So, gentle reader, have a great weekend.
What startles me about that C&H strip is that I can sort of imagine what that paper would be like...
You would, you sad lil' pomo pocol litcrit wordpress hack!
You may wish to check out NewsBruiser, which is easy to install and use, and prints nice friendly links, etc.
Python is sexier than PHP is sexier than Perl. I will do a test install. Thanks for the heads-up.