Late Night Comments and E-Mail

By | 2011-11-09T12:58:12+00:00 December 7th, 2008|Blogging, Rules of Thumb, skmurphy|5 Comments
too true alas
See www.xkcd.com/ for more comics.
This scene plays out in one form or another several times a year.I have learned to:

  • send the E-Mail just to myself and read it again in the morning.
  • save the forum comment in a separate text file.
  • save the blog post for review in the morning.

Update Tue-Nov-5: Jim Treacher offers “I need to get some sleep. People on the Internet will still be wrong tomorrow.”

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