Writing is hard

Found this from Merlin Mann:

If you don’t feel that you are possibly on the edge of humiliating yourself, of losing control of the whole thing, then probably what you are doing isn’t very vital.

John Irving

Darn right.

That said, many things get in the way of writing articles, as Brent Diggs found out.

I also found that writing articles is harder than writing code. It’s even harder when your wireless adaptor dies on you. Which was exactly what happened to me. Yup, that wireless adaptor. My super power apparently failed this time.

There will probably be no new articles for a week. Maybe 2. It depends on how fast my new computer arrives. Yes, I’m scrapping the current one. Because the battery for the internal clock appears to be dying. And because the USB connection from the keyboard seems to be acting up. And because the RAM thought there wasn’t enough space to hold variable values and decided to store those variable values in a buffer overflow, which apparently overflowed into the physical world and ATE MY COMPUTER FROM THE INSIDE OUT. And I might as well upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 (my computer’s 5 years old).

If you’re positively dying for some action, go to Stack Overflow. Ask a question. Answer a question. Then come back and tell me how awesome you are.

I planned to write about inserting an image into Excel in Open XML format (following the article on stylesheet creation in Open XML). In case you’re really interested in that, subscribe to my RSS feed so you’ll know the moment I publish that article.