I made it through the deathmarch (self-imposed) portion of the project and I'm now on the post-launch bug fix phase. Within a week, I should be able to rejoin the human race as a functional member once more. :-)
I'm intrigued by the parallels between the current patent lawsuits against Android manufacturers and Lodsys suing app developers. Wondering whether Google's new patent cache will allow them to inject themselves into those suits and defend the manufacturers just like Apple's trying to defend app developers from LodSys.
The gist: I recently joined a Chicago startup working to help consumers find better electricity plans, monitor their power usage, and to become better power consumers. That work has gone extremely well, and the company will be sponsoring Shion for the indefinite future, which allows me to make the full set of Shion tools completely free to interested users, including the online service.
Just finished reading a patent application related to an app that I'm working on. The patent document seems pretty solid, but I think I found an alternative implementation of what I want to do that would put me in the clear.
Lion thoughts: I like the lower-level small aesthetic tweaks that make Cocoa look quite fresh. Hating the new calendar, mail & contacts app. Launch Pad & Mission Control elicit an enthusiastic "meh". Overall impression: 1 step forward, 1.5 steps back. Won't be switching my main work machines until a few more updates are out.