Thin Air

First Post

They call it the Middle of the World. I'm writing from Quito, Ecuador - a stone's throw from the Equator and 2850 meters above the sea. (For the metricly-challenged, that's a little shy of 10000 feet.) I'm several months into a year-long "sabbatical" - a chance to learn Spanish, expand my cultural horizons, and explore the beauty of the Andes.

Geography not withstanding, I'm off to Seattle for Smalltalk Solutions next week. I'm giving a talk on the new tools being developed by the Squeak community and the culture that shapes them. This is a subject that's fascinated me for some time; I'm looking forward to see what people have to say about it.

Naturally I'm going to pay particular attention to Monticello and OmniBrowser, the projects I've been working on for the last couple of years. This site is my attempt to put a little more support behind them, so they can be useful to a wider audience.

As I learn more about building agile development tools, navigating Latin society and trekking in the Andes, I'll post my findings here.

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