I need to apologize for a post that appeared here earlier today. I’ve since deleted it, although you could probably find traces of it somewhere if you look hard enough.
I committed a few logistical errors this morning, while I was distracted and getting ready for a real-world commitment. I can’t speak for how other people build their blogs, but I occasionally keep notes and drafts without publishing them, add points from time to time and redraw them before clicking the “publish” button.
This time I tried to splice together the fragments of two other posts, staple it into one, and iron it all out. They were two unrelated ideas and didn’t really mesh together, but at the time I thought it made sense. Ultimately I sent it out into the world without reviewing it properly, and didn’t check this site for a few hours.
And the comments, of course, were akin to “What are you thinking?” And reading through it again, I couldn’t help wondering what I had been thinking too. It wasn’t so much that I had somehow suggested a Thinkpad was a netbook but that I didn’t see that the points I was making weren’t really congruent.
In the end it was a ridiculous piece of work that I’m rather embarrassed I let slide. It’s gone now, and I promise not to make patchwork posts out of leftovers ever again. And thanks to the two people who left comments, warning me that what I had typed was, for the most part, utter rubbish.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled Internet.