Where have I been for the past two months, you ask?
I have been active, I promise! I’ve been around!
I write a lot about the “good type of busy” and the “bad type of busy”. This was mostly the good type of busy: lots of new folks to onboard, lots of fires to put out.
It is funny, thinking about fires: I was reminded, cleaning up a part of the codebase from 2017, about the sheer I had the first time I had someone reliably sending out 10,000-subscriber emails on a weekly cadence. Some of the terror was, frankly, rational: one bad send with a few hours’ delay and I would have terrible blood pressure for a week. Email is tricky: it is temporal, it is irrevocable, and it is a scary thing to screw up.