It seems my iPod is working again, after I’d resigned myself to shipping ti back and getting a replacement, so it’s time to drop Faerie Stories and Nocturama across, and build a few new playlists before heading out in to the world. Smart Mobs arrived today, so I think I’ll try and leave early for the pub, and get a bit of time to read and think.
I was talking to Andrew last night about my next web project (and yes, I am aware that every single one I’ve mentioned in the last 18 months has failed to materialise). I’ve been re-tooling Thoughtbombs in my head for a while now. The initial idea is still there – the single, short weekly essay on just about any topic, that’s still the core of it. I don’t have the time to commit to more than that (not that I’d be writing them, but simply in terms of commisioning and managing the content) but I want to expand it out a bit past that, form it into a sort of community based thing, but on a slightly different model. So I’m going to have a look through Smart Mobs, and see if that sparks anything off in my head.
It’s going to be at least 18 months before I really get around to this in earnest, but it’s just something to think about, build the systems for, and generally have ready for when I’ve got the time. But it also means that I’ve got lots of time to make it clever and unique. Hence, the reading and re-modelling as I go.
Tomorrow I pay off a loan, and legally take up residence in the flat. And on Sunday, I’m going to start putting our new network together, in preparation for Broadband on Monday. Have a good weekend, folks.