What I did on my summer holiday

By Felix Salmon
August 31, 2012
felixsalmon.com, but I'm back where I belong now.

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I’m back! I apologize for the fact that this blog — and all of blogs.reuters.com, for that matter — was down for the past two weeks. I did put a few posts up in the interim at felixsalmon.com, but I’m back where I belong now.

In a way, the outage was well-timed: I’d already booked a trip to Maine, and could take the opportunity to really get off the grid and enjoy hiking and biking and camping and things like that. And it was while I was up in Maine that Quarterly came out with the announcement I would be one of their latest contributors. I’m rather excited about this: I’m basically in the ideas industry, which means I rarely get to professionally indulge my passion for things.

I’m still in the process of putting together my first Quarterly package, but I will drop a hint and say that it’s going to be much closer to my offline sojourn than to my normal online existence. If you subscribe, I can guarantee you that no matter what hackers do to any website where I’m hosted, any Quarterly packages you have of mine will be serenely unaffected.

And with that plug, I’ll now have a short day of econoblogging, followed by a long Labor Day weekend. It’s always good to let oneself back into these things gently.

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5 comments so far

Good. Happy. Felix back. Welcome.

Posted by ottorock | Report as abusive

Felix, you gotta lose that hat (in the photo on Quarterly). I don’t know that I would want to get things every 3 months selected by a guy who wears that hat.:-)

Good to have you back, but what took Reuters 2 weeks? And if they were going to shut down for that long, why couldn’t they improve the comment system?

Posted by KenG_CA | Report as abusive

Great to have you back – but are the comments on some blog posts blocked? I couldn’t add a comment to your Bernanke piece for instance.

Posted by FifthDecade | Report as abusive

Nice to see you back, but what does it say for Thomson Reuters as a company if they can’t keep a website up and take two weeks to fix an issue?

Posted by Sechel | Report as abusive

Nice to see you back, but what does it say for Thomson Reuters as a company if they can’t keep a website up and take two weeks to fix an issue?

Posted by Sechel | Report as abusive
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