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Intellectual magpie... 
20th-Jun-2008 03:08 pm
I have any number of things that I ought to be doing, many of which are fairly pressing, but what my brain really wants me to do is spend the rest of the afternoon learning to write XSLT stylesheets. This would solve no urgent need, but it would:

  • Eliminate the need for me to trawl through an ugly XML file for certain necessary pieces of information that I'm referring to fairly frequently.

  • Impress the hell out of my coworkers.

This is a nearly unbeatable combination of incentives, but I'm going to try to resist it on the grounds that being Useful is more important than being Really Clever.
21st-Jun-2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Wendy, I intended to try to recruit you to participate in the Clarion West Write-a-thon this summer, if you're writing fiction now or if you intend to be writing fiction now, but I forgot to make the effort until the very last minute, which it is now. If you have some fiction writing goals, you already have your first sponsor. If you're completely focused on writing documentation right now, I'll send that sponsor over to somebody else.

Thanks for thinking about it.
21st-Jun-2008 05:06 pm (UTC)
Kate, thank you for thinking of me! I think I'm too swamped right now to participate, but I would like to do the Write-a-thon sometime. Perhaps next time?
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