The second noteworthy event is that I clicked through a link on Golfy's blog, to an article that included the quote from an old classic film, a line I have used in one of my songs actually:
Years ago, my Mother used to say to me, she'd say "In this world Elwood, you must be..", she always called me Elwood. "In this world Elwood you must be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant." Well for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.Oh, and it was also nice to see the old "rhododendron tree" quote getting an airing.
-- Elwood P. Dowd (1950)
Some of you, I suspect, may question the worthiness of the second note, but none of you, I am almost totally sure, will disagree with the first. As Golfy often says, in fact will bang on about for hours and hours if you let him, "Apple just works". I hope he is correct.
I am not blind to the suffering in the blogosphere either. Golfy is under strain from ridiculousness in all three of the solutioning trilogy scope/timescale/cost target, all sprinkled with a healthy dose of management help; BadMan has a leak which is undoing a lot of very good work, and The Gorse Fox has a bad foot (something to which I can very much sympathise at this time, me having a bit of one myself).