Well, it's not really an announcement – it's more a case of pondering out loud.
For some years now I have been trying to complete a project. I won't say what the project is, though some may probably have an educated guess. I have lost count of the attempts to date but this time [as with every other single time previously] I am determined to get a bit further. Even writing about it in the abstract is going to put a jinx on it unless I'm very careful. It's a bit like quitting smoking – do you tell people or do you keep quiet until you are satisfied yourself that you've quit? Tell people too soon and you run the risk of people sneering at another failure, or keep quiet and hope that nobody notices?
You see, this project has been bugging me for a very long time. Sometimes i forget about it for a month or two, but back it comes like a nasty itch in the crotch, begging me to scratch it.
The main problem is that scratching it takes some concentration and writing shit on this site also requires a bit of time and concentration and the two will inevitably clash. If I keep up writing crap here it will be a distraction, so just for a while I am going to try to break the habit of many years and quieten down a tad.
I don't know how long the project will take. It could take weeks months or years. Going on past performance it will take a few days before I get frustrated and scrap it yet again.
So rambling and meandering may become a little more sparse than usual. Doubtless life will intrude many times when I see something crazy in the meeja or something major happens and I will feel the urge to vent my spleen [as they say]. Lets just say that idle thoughts and rambling may not feature quite so much.
Having said that, by this time tomorrow I will probably have quit my attempts and wil be rambling and ranting as normal.
And before anyone guesses – no, I'm not quitting smoking.