Codename: Life Happens

I don't have to actually look over at GitHub to know what it says. It says the estimate for MMP is mid September, 2015. And I don't need to go to my board to know how much work I have left for an MMP release. And I don't really want to look up at the date in the top right corner of my screen.

And I don't expect that mid-September language to stay there long! When I get around to it I'm taking out all language about estimated dates. I've already pushed back dates in the README once. By this point, it's more of an "It'll be ready when it's ready" kind of thing.

So what happened? Why did I miss my date? As often happens, I underestimated the work. But that wasn't the half of it. I mean, it's really a lot of work. Writing a good library API is tricky, and this library is trying to do some big things. But I can do the work. It's just a matter of time and focus.

I've spent a great deal of energy this year moving my family from Boston to Minneapolis. And I'm quite sure I underestimated the amount of work involved there too! It'll take some time to settle in, but I can truly say that the move is done, and that's a relief. I love the Twin Cities. It's beautiful out here, and people are so much more friendly and relaxed than they are in Boston.

And that's really the main reason why I missed my date. That move was a bear, and I'm still recovering.