In the absence of new content on this blog (need to rectify that!), below are some miscellaneous notes in no particular order of importance.

Life is intense both outside of work and at work. It’s all good.

In the past several weeks, I’ve seen shows of all kinds:

In the next few days, I’ve got tickets to see Magnetic Fields and Mountain Goats in SF. Both produce monumentally depressing songs that go down like sugary sweet pop confections — songs that leave me walking down the street happily humming catchy songs that happen to be about death and various forms of dysfunction. They are damn good songs, though.

I also finished Scott Berkun’s The Myths of Innovation this week. It’s awesome. Aside from the book, I love his blog post “Stop saying innovation — here’s why.” The tenor is along the lines of something I’ve said in the past: “If you’re in a meeting talking about innovation, you are not innovating.” I plan to write more about this in the coming weeks.

Check out the new template for this blog that I put in place over the weekend, WP-Premium. I think I’m going to stick with this one for a while (I saw WP-Premium on Rick Klau’s blog and it was template love at first sight).

I also installed the beautiful new MyBlogLog widget (nice job, MyBlogLog team!) and added Twitter updates to my sidebar using Alex King’s Twitter Tools (follow me on Twitter if you’d like). WordPress has made sidebar management incredibly easy with WordPress Widgets.

That’s all for now.