A quick note that doesn’t have anything to do with anything: Back in the day (which you can read as 1998/1999, when I started babbling through the Whatever), I always tried to impose a 30-minute time limit on whatever I was writing here, partly as a writing exercise but also because, you know, I have work to do. Now, as anyone who spends time reading here knows, my actual success in sticking with a 30-minute writing session has never been entirely good — I do tend to run on — but for the month of May, I’m going to try incorporating it back in. It’s very busy month, and the alternative is to take one of my famous mercurial hiatuses while I bust through other writing. But I don’t really want to do that; I’ve been enjoying the Whatever quite a bit recently. So we’ll try the 30-minute thing instead for May and see how it goes.
And now I’ve wasted five minutes explaining the 30-minute plan to you. Tick, tick, tick.