I’m afraid the real world has crept in and made a mess of both blogging and writing this week. No doubt, you’ve probably heard about Heartbleed by now. If you need a Dummies Guide to what it is, I can’t recommend a better source than the geek comic XKCD – this comic covers it all in a neat nutshell infographic. If you haven’t, don’t panic, but do make an effort to follow the obvious steps and change your passwords and then panic. If you use an application like Lastpass, all the better – Lastpass (and presumably other security services) have added awareness of heartbleed and will let you know which sites you should probably change your password on – and which ones you should change it on as soon as they get around to patching.
Sadly, all this day jobing and patching and such has left little time – or interest – in writing. I’m a little flummoxed on where that leaves me with Writeageddon. I haven’t given up (and let Mason win) yet, but I’m teetering. I’m just not into the story I’m writing right now, and nothing else is really overwhelming my brain.
Wife calls this my “typical Spring behavior.” As if my creative bouts could be predicted by a regular circadian rhythm as defined by the seasons. [Reads through his own paper journal and collected stats.] OK, there might be some truth to that.
All right, enough griping. Off to read something – if I can’t write, at least I can sit in someone else’s world for a while and stew.