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Shipping Software Changes Things

January 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

TriSano 1.0 Final is done. It’s being used state-wide in Utah, and hopefully it will soon be in use in other areas of the country and world soon.

Life is easier when you ship software, at least on our team. Our IRC chat room has started going quiet for long stretches lately at night and on the weekend. Even Mike, who typically works constantly, seems to have taken a deep, panic-free breath and stepped away from the computer for hours at a time.

I even took a day off. Shannon and I went to Grand Rapids to visit with friends and to check out progress on uladoo.com. I went hours without even looking at my blackberry.

There’s something weird feeling about not working all the time. It’s not exactly guilt (I seem to be getting better at not feeling that), but it’s a bit uneasy feeling. Once you start working excessively, it is a little hard to break the cycle apparently.

It’s nice to sit down at my desk on the weekend glance at IRC and see two things – no one is there and nothing has changed. Very nice.

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  • 1 Mike Kelly // Jan 26, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I always find it difficult to slow down. I find that I /have/ to leave the house to not work. If I'm at home then I'll just write or work on some other project.

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