Here’s a note on some general news here at GeoMetrick Enterprises.
The Blog Move
The blog move is coming to a close. Much like our own LIMS, ELN and LES projects, there is some amount of work that is merely time-consuming. Other bits sounds simple and turn out to be incredibly difficult.
Then, like any other project, I spent quite a lot of time trying things out and evaluating whether to move forward. There was one feature I was dead set on having. I spend numerous hours trying different things in order to get it to work the way I wanted. In the end, I declared it not important-enough to keep working on. I returned to the manual method, for the time being.
And this is what we do (or should be doing) on our projects. There are still projects where companies keep dumping more money on things that not only won’t work as they need them to but aren’t important-enough to spend continuing money on.
Anyway, if you heard a growling sound, just know it was me as I made some of these decisions. 😉
More on the Blog Move – Bad News For Some Subscribers
Just as a note to anyone moving their blog from one self-hosted web-site to another, that there can be unintended consequences. Moving subscribers and all the issues that entails is the #1 issue that made this process take so long. Except for that, this entire process would have had many fewer painful decisions to make.
With that said, I want all those subscribers with role-based e-mails to know I worked successfully to find a new e-mail service that allowed those types of e-mails. So, if you’ve subscribed as email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, it’s still allowed. It doesn’t matter to me if you have one e-mail address that feeds to a mailing list of people on your end.
However, I can’t move those of you who are WordPress.com subscribers. I will send out notes to you to resubscribe (if you want to). It will be a simple step on your part but it turns out that I can’t move you as I can with the e-mail subscribers.
In Other News – Quoted in UpJourney
I had the opportunity to be quoted in UpJourney’s article “What’s the Difference Between Bourbon, Scotch, and Whiskey?” For anyone curious what rye I was commenting on, it was Leopold Brothers Maryland-Style Rye.
Some of you are now asking, “Hey, what does this have to do with LIMS, ELN and LES?!” Well, not a lot. However, as I’d been working to more solidly establish my business in the Beer, Wine and Spirits sector, this was one more opportunity to show a little knowledge of the product and process.
And there is also someone who said, “Hey, that bourbon sweetness is really due to the corn!,” and I agree that I should have stated my comments a bit differently.
Plus, I expect someone to write to me to tell me off for not commenting on the difference between “whiskey” and “whisky” and, believe me, I did. The article took entire blocks of our comments – it wasn’t misrepresented by any means, but not every block of our comments were used. I’m sure this was done to avoid repetition and to keep the article shorter.