An experiment in interactive blogging

First up, apologies for the recent inactivity here. I've had some pretty tough stuff to deal with in my personal life recently, and that's had to take priority over my blogging schedule. Rest assured that I do intend to return to a regular posting schedule, but in the short term, things may remain a little irregular. That said, there will be a post later this week, so it's not all doom and gloom.

Second, I'm now officially relocating to Sydney! Don't worry, I'll still be working on the App Engine team, but the Google office in Sydney has a substantial App Engine contingent, so I'll no longer be working alone in the Dublin office. It's also much, much closer to home for me, so I may get to see my family more than once a year or so. Finally, the weather is better. I expect to move early November, which will be another excuse for any raggedness in the blogging schedule.

Finally, the main subject of this post: I've decided to try a little experiment. I always have several post ideas in the pipeline, and readers often give me interesting new ...

Reduced posting schedule

As some of you will no doubt have already noticed, I've been posting here less frequently since I went on holiday than I previously was. Previously, my schedule was 3 posts a week - Monday, Wednesday, Friday. This let me turn out a lot of content, but it also consumed a lot of time.

Unfortunately, demands on my time are such that at the moment I can't keep that schedule up. Also, though there's still lots of App Engine and other posts I'd like to write, I'm not sure I can come up with 3 a week at the moment. For that reason, I'm going to be reducing the posting schedule, for now, to 1 post a week.

On the plus side, you can expect bigger, more detailed posts than was the average when I was posting 3 a week. An example of this would be the recent Damn Cool Algorithms post on Levenshtein Automata.

Also, due to unforseen problems with both of the posts in my pipeline currently, there'll be no post at all this week - but you can look forward to two posts next week, instead!

A short hiatus

This Saturday, I'm heading off to a Greek island to spend a little under two weeks with my gorgeous wife and a collection of good friends in what I hope is a well-deserved holiday. Relaxation will be the order of the day, and as a result, I'm not going to be blogging much, if at all, during that period.

Not to fear, though: I have several good posts planned, including new Damn Cool Algorithms posts, and you can look forward to seeing them after I get back.

See you all in a couple of weeks!