Well, folks, I’ve learned two tough lessons this week:
1. I’m a fish out of water without my laptop and connectivity. In other words, I’m a pathetic Internet addict.
2. MUST. BACK. UP. MY. DATA.
The latter is more embarrassing given how dependent I am on the former. But I’m almost all of the way back (thank you, dear husband Rael) except for a rat’s nest of an inbox. All the messages are here, but my email filing system — the thing that holds my hacks queue — is totally messed up, so it’ll take me a couple more days to get back on my feet.
I’d like to thank all of you who wrote in with sympathy and offers of help (including the president of Geek Squad). I expect to be back to my regular posting schedule next week. I also intend to streamline the hack submission process and my own internal organization to prevent this from happening again. I’ve needed to do this for some time — perhaps this is the world giving me a nudge. More details soon.
In the meantime, some exciting news — Parent Hacks just been written up in Macleans, Canada’s largest newsweekly. If you’re here via there, welcome! Have a look around the archives and make yourselves at home.
Thanks all of you for your patience — more hacks are on their way soon! Have a wonderful holiday weekend, if you’re celebrating. When I’m not banging away at my computer, I’ll be out in the garden, wrestling with my kids for the first of the strawberries. Summer can’t come soon enough.