Howdy! I hope you’re doing well. After a reticent start to the season, Seattle’s summer is truly underway — I am in the process of moving into my very own house (and by “in the process” I mean “creating a Google Doc with various odds and ends that need to be done and bar carts that need to be purchased and stocked”), and air conditioning and a surplus of tower fans is top of mind. I have been biking a lot; I have a terrible farmer’s tan.
There has been lots of administrative work on Buttondown that probably does not concern you: I am setting up a new way to answer feedback & support concerns (so if emails from yours truly look different, that is why); I am setting up metrics dashboard in a foolish attempt at maturity; I am cleaning up lots of code.
Here’s what does concern you: your emails, as voluminous and lovely as ever, are getting delivered faster and more accurately than any point in 2019. I’ve done a lot of boring (well, I find it fascinating) backend work to reduce your time-to-inbox by around 30%; it’s still far too slow, and there is work to be done there, of which I will keep you apprised.