It’s live, and I’m outta here

So the stuff I’ve been working on so hard for the last few months is finally live. It’s the new ecommerce system at NYTimes.com. There are still some bugs and performance issues, and I find some of the page flows annoying, but it’s there. The bad news is, I got laid off. This is neither surprising (the consulting market is dead) nor a big disappointment (my plan was to start looking for a new job when I got back from Mexico, anyway). Such is life, at least I’ll be able to catch up on my blogging.

Another government agency drops the ball on dietary recommendations

“Critics of the advisory say the F.D.A. based its recommendations on outdated research about safe mercury levels in the blood, with the limit eight times higher than was deemed safe by both the National Academy of Sciences and the Environmental Protection Agency. If the F.D.A. followed the National Academy’s standard, it would tell pregnant women not to eat any tuna steaks at all, and canned tuna only once a month.” Link

In case you hadn’t noticed,

In case you hadn’t noticed, that semi-hiatus has gone on a little longer than I intended. My current project was extended until next week, the week after that I’m going to Mexico for vacation. Expect regular blogging to resume the beginning of April.