It’s been just over a month since I last posted anything, and more than one person has asked me when I’m going to post something new. Ok, it was only two people, but still… Part of the reason I haven’t been posting anything is because I’ve been incredibly busy. This month, I joined a start-up in New York City and have begun working from home. BusyTonight.com is an event search engine that is different from the competition in that it doesn’t require users to submit events — it finds them. We hope this will give us an edge: we’ll be able to tell you what is happening tonight in El Dorado, Arkansas (the small town of 20,000 where my parents live) as well as all the quilt auctions in Lancaster County, PA (the rural county where I live) and all the night clubs in San Francisco. An ambitious goal, sure. But doable. At BusyTonight, I’ve got the benefit of working with some great people that I knew on the Clark ‘04 campaign as well as a handful of other very gifted technical people. If smart people is all it takes to succeed, then this venture is a shoe-in. I’ve been thinking about the usual stuff — Christianity, Perl, Systems — and I probably have a few things worth posting about. For example, someone asked me for a LDAP-based DNS how-to. I’d like to do it (providing reasons for why you SHOULD NOT let this be your public DNS) as soon as I can get around to it. That may be a while, though. I’ve been adjusting my sleep habits so that I go to bed sooner and wake up earlier. This gives me time to go on a 20 mile bike ride before the kids go off to school, it wakes me up, and helps me to burn off some of the stress I’ve accumulated (not to mention a few pounds, hopefully). In addition, I noticed what felt like a 1000% increase in my personal productivity. At least, around the house. Maybe I just need to get out more instead of staring at this darn screen all day.