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So near, and yet

2 September 2003

I’ve been ‘away’ from my computer for several days, even though I’ve been sat in front of it. I’m in the process of downloading a mountain of email that’s backed up over the time I’ve been casually checking, yet not downloading. A big chunk of my weekend was spent writing an article for on new CSS features in the forthcoming and ridiculously titled Dreamweaver MX 2004.

Following that, a whole bunch of new hardware arrived. Woo! Rachel’s business operations had outgrown their old development server, and so a bunch of components reporting to be a new development server landed next to my desk, accompanied by a constant supply of beers and smiles that ask if I’d be willing to help out building it, in the nicest possible way. There was an additional workstation too. (I only complain in jest).

So my own desk, monitor, keyboard and mouse were quickly re-purposed for installation duties, rendering me very close to my computer, yet very far from using it.

And there rests the case for the Defense, m’lud.

- Drew McLellan



  1. § Jesse: How many re:wicked screensaver’s or re:My Application do you have?

    It calmed down over the weekend but today is really bad, 780 sitting in my junk folder so far.. I gotta love my filters.


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Drew McLellan (@drewm) has been hacking on the web since around 1996 following an unfortunate incident with a margarine tub. Since then he’s spread himself between both front- and back-end development projects, and now is Director and Senior Web Developer at in Maidenhead, UK (GEO: 51.5217, -0.7177). Prior to this, Drew was a Web Developer for Yahoo!, and before that primarily worked as a technical lead within design and branding agencies for clients such as Nissan, Goodyear Dunlop, Siemens/Bosch, Cadburys, ICI Dulux and Somewhere along the way, Drew managed to get himself embroiled with Dreamweaver and was made an early Macromedia Evangelist for that product. This lead to book deals, public appearances, fame, glory, and his eventual downfall.

Picking himself up again, Drew is now a strong advocate for best practises, and stood as Group Lead for The Web Standards Project 2006-08. He has had articles published by A List Apart, Adobe, and O’Reilly Media’s, mostly due to mistaken identity. Drew is a proponent of the lower-case semantic web, and is currently expending energies in the direction of the microformats movement, with particular interests in making parsers an off-the-shelf commodity and developing simple UI conventions. He writes here at all in the head and, with a little help from his friends, at 24 ways.