Things to do…

Now that I’m back from vacation, here’s what’s on my to-do list for, uh, the foreseeable future:

  • Finish developing the pre-alpha version of ReportingOn and launch it.  Like, really, really soon.
  • Go to SND/APME next week, speak on Sunday, go to some awesome sessions and pimp ReportingOn to every editor I meet.
  • Write the first draft of my graduate school project report regarding ReportingOn.
  • Get someone to redesign Wired Journalists, or run a contest inviting users to edit their own theme and submit it.  The winner gets, um, a prize of some sort, and all sorts of link love.
  • Think about developing a Wired Journalists job board.  Seems like there are plenty of spots to place ads for generic news jobs, but nowhere to place an ad for a high-end online news job somewhere frequented by the best in their class… This could be profitable, yes?  Authentic Jobs is the model.
  • Put up another baby gate or two. The kid loves practicing her walking with my help.
  • Write much more for Idealab.
  • Do something interesting with a domain I bought recently: newstangle.com.
  • Talk with Canon and other companies about sponsoring Wired Journalists so we have some gear to give away by the end of the year.  Let me know if you’re interested in getting involved.  (In giving stuff away, that is.)
  • Move this blog to Django and redesign it, adding a hardcore linkblog element instead of aggregating it from the cloud.

So what’s on your list?

6 Replies to “Things to do…”

  1. My thing to do? Well, I think I’ll do a redesign for Wired Journalists, thats what.. Once my new laptop gets here. I’ve been wanting something different to screw with recently, so a Ning social network profile would be interesting.

  2. I don’t see anything here about fixing the archives in the newspapers owned by the company you work for. Nine months and counting dude.

  3. I’ll take the Wired Journalists redesign, sir.

    When can we get started?

    Maybe this can be my long awaited MS project.

    “Get someone to redesign Wired Journalists, or run a contest inviting users to edit their own theme and submit it. The winner gets, um, a prize of some sort, and all sorts of link love.”

  4. @jhack – Hi John.

    My work e-mail address, phone number, and a link to our support tracker is at the end of every single e-mail I send at work.

    If you really think my personal blog is the proper place to make nasty comments about work issues, by all means, feel free. I’m absolutely positive it won’t make anything happen faster, but maybe it will make you feel better.

    The issue you’re referencing is one I’ve addressed more than a few times, including a few hours before you felt the need to comment here. Feel free to ask your publisher to share with you what I shared with him.

    Thanks.

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