Doing open source is a funny thing. Even though in the back of my mind I know I have a choice to develop and release free software, it doesn’t always feel that way… I feel awful when I’m not busy supporting my projects and actively developing.

For the last few weeks I’ve hardly contributed anything at all – and it’s eating away at me! My weekdays have been busy with my day job and commuting, and my weekends have been packed with a continual stream of activities like doing up the house, visiting parents for their 50th wedding anniversary, helping a composer friend with a programming project and, okay yes, clambering up mountains and going on hikes in pursuit of unknown species of fauna and flora. (Hey, it’s addictive what can I say).

Anyway, I just wanted to write a quick note to say I ain’t dead, and I’m sorry if I’m shirking my responsibilities. For the next week or so I really want to get this home project done (building a wall so we have space to grow more veggies) and then try to spend more time back with the software. So bear with me.

On the positive side, since last week my company has allowed me to work from home full-time. This saves me 3-4 hours commuting time a day which is massive.