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Life in the Fast Lane

I have been rather busy late­ly and posts have been rare — this entry will explain some of the rea­sons but will prob­a­bly leave you with more ques­tions than answers. Bear with me. In a few weeks time you will know why. Right, let’s start some rumors.

First. I will be mov­ing to Italy in Sep­tem­ber. Some of you may know why, yet some of you may have to wait a lit­tle before under­stand­ing what the heck is going on. It may not come as a sur­prise to you that this new endeav­or is design relat­ed. This deci­sion will change my life and career. Trust me. 

Sec­ond. I will have my own blog. Yes. I must be the last design­er in this busi­ness not to have his own blog. That will change. I’m cur­rent­ly work­ing hard to get every­thing ready and fig­ure out how to hack my way through Mov­able Type 3.0. Yes, I did cough up the $69. Six Apart needs to make mon­ey too, you know. 

So why leave SB? There are a few rea­sons. First and fore­most I want my own design. Some­thing I can play with and change the way I see fit. Fur­ther­more my own blog will be asso­ci­at­ed with my voice more clear­ly. Expect some thought pro­vok­ing con­tent in the future. So when will it launch? Ah, good ques­tion. I can’t let you know an exact date at this time. But in a few weeks is prob­a­bly real­is­tic. Don’t wor­ry, you will hear about it. 

Third. You prob­a­bly noticed that there have not been any new issues of FAST, Week­end Read­ing and Guru on Paper. Again this is due to the lack of time at the moment. As any blog­ger knows, qual­i­ty con­tent takes time. Blog­ging in gen­er­al takes time and ded­i­ca­tion. In the com­ing weeks you should not expect a whole lot of posts. But I will be back (you know how to pro­nounce that…) 

Some links

To avoid post­ing an entry exclu­sive­ly about me, here are some links to note­wor­thy stuff relat­ed to design, usabil­i­ty, blog­ging and what not.

This item was posted by dhilhorst on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.


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6 comments on “Life in the Fast Lane”

  1. Posted by Jeremy Flint on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.

    Does this mean that SB will be less super­flu­os? Or is Dan going to start reg­u­lar post­ing again?

    Good luck in Italy Didi­er. Can’t wait to hear the news about the rea­sons behind the move.

  2. Posted by Didier Hilhorst on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.

    Jere­my — Of course I hope Dan will post more. This remains after all his blog, which means it’s also up to him to decide what he’s going to do. Per­son­al­ly I hope he will post more in the future. He has a lot of use­ful stuff to say. But as I said, blog­ging takes time, and some­times oth­er stuff just sucks up all that’s available.

  3. Posted by Emilio on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.

    First. I will be mov­ing to Italy in September.

    I’ll wait a while before under­stand­ing what the heck is going on ;)

    BTW, as an Ital­ian, I hope you’ll enjoy the coun­try from Sep­tem­ber on!

  4. Posted by Kevin Tamura on Wednesday, June 16th, 2004.

    Wow lots of changes. Good luck on the new adven­ture. Don’t fret about being the only design­er with­out a blog. I still don’t have one either. :-)


  5. Posted by Dan Rubin on Thursday, June 17th, 2004.

    Yes, I’ll be post­ing more often in the future — it’s amaz­ing how easy it is to get out of the habit, espe­cial­ly when your audi­ence is being so well tak­en care of by some­one like Didier :)

    I’ve always enjoyed pub­lish­ing SB, and it will be nice to have a good “excuse” to get back into the reg­u­lar swing of things.

    Didier’s blog will quick­ly become a reg­u­lar vis­it for every­one in the com­mu­ni­ty, and I’m sure he won’t hold back his opin­ions either, so be pre­pared for the lay­ing down of some seri­ous smack…

  6. Posted by Kevin Cannon on Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004.

    Hrm­m­mm… Italy … design relat­ed … career chaning …

    Are you going to the Ivrea Institute?

    - Kevin