Even If it Kills Me

I’m going to get the new book to the publisher by Monday, I swear it!
I’m sorry I haven’t been keeping up very well with the blog recently. Or anything else for that matter. Getting through the final push on any big project can really take a lot out of you. My wife is ready to kill me — and probably will unless the book does it first.
Those of you who’ve done it know what a pain in the ass it is to write a book. It’s a little like having a baby — well, not really like having a baby — more like how you forget after the baby is born how hard it was. After the book is published and you see the first copy, you kind of forget how hard it was to write it.
(Publishers count on that, you know. They send you a copy of the cover so you can put it on the wall and keep thinking how great it looks.)
Anyway, there’s a lot to catch up on, including the Intel Software Strategy Summit and the dinner speech by Frank Abagnale, and responding to the recent comments. And I will get to it all soon, I promise.
Meanwhile, Rebecca Bergersen pointed out this article on UML from ACM Queue, and I thought I’d pass it along. I guess that’s really one of the big problems I have with UML, is that people think it’s good for everything.
Actually I think what the industry really needs is a code generator for PowerPoint. (I’m sure I’m not the first one to say that.)
Anyway, enough for now. Back to the book.

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