45,146 Miles

February 27th, 2008

I’ve been feeling very behind on a bunch of things lately. This isn’t so unusual, but I’ve felt more fragmented than usual. This is both in work and in the rest of life- we’ve had a water and mud leak into our house for this entire rainy season and are still trying to get contractors and such together to stop the rains from leaking in.

So I looked at bit at my travel schedule. I sometimes say I don’t travel much, but I think that’s really a way of saying I don’t travel as much as I could, since Mozilla is an extraordinarily global project and I could spend all of my time traveling. In reality, I travel more than I realize. In December I was home for the weekends before and after Christmas, but I was sick for both of those. Really sick for one, which is rare for me. In January I was home for one weekend. I’ve been away for a bunch of February as well.

With some poking around my airline milage account, it looks like I’ve flown something like 45,000 miles since Nov 23 — close to 500 miles a day for 3 straight months. It makes me feel a little better about being so behind, but not a lot 🙂

So if I owe you a response, or it seems like I’ve started things and not finished them, I apologize. I think I’m traveling a bit less in the next couple of months and will turn to better follow-through.

3 comments for “45,146 Miles”

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    Jan said on February 28th, 2008 at 4:00 am:

    It is interesting to see how small the world has become from this point of view. 500 miles a day for three month is something nobody would ever dream of 100 years ago. And now we feel it’s not enough. We have the means to travel a lot and yet there is still so much to see, so many people to meet.

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    RyanVM said on February 28th, 2008 at 12:12 pm:

    Traveling that much, it’s no wonder you got so sick. Airplanes and airports make for very effective ways for viruses to spread.

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    Doug said on April 7th, 2008 at 5:55 am:

    “We were in the middle, and we were clear that [Mozilla] was an open-source project that had to work with commercial organisations. Their wholehearted involvement was required and therefore the GPL was a non-starter. That was definitely true then.”

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