Yesterday’s post was hastily done. A longtime reader pointed out one mistake, and a questionable one–a tricky was/were instance, which, since I wasn’t actually there to see the event, means I can’t actually tell you which one would be proper… Although in the rest of the English-speaking world, “were” would be correct. Except Canada, perhaps.
I have some, er, distractions going on lately.
My oldest son is going through some phases. He’s not real happy about potty training, and he’s afraid of monsters, which, as I understand, means his imagination and sense of vulnerability are developing. Both of the latter are good things, especially in the long run, but it means I have less time at night for things.
So the quality of my editing suffers. The quality of my writing may too, though I can write 20-25 words per minute when I get on a roll, which means I can pound out 600 words in less than 30 minutes.
My younger son plays off the older one, so sometimes both will get to screaming, which means I have to calm at least one of them down. That takes priority over writing.
So until this rides out, either quantity or quality will drop.
David Farquhar is a computer security professional, entrepreneur, and author. He started his career as a part-time computer technician in 1994, worked his way up to system administrator by 1997, and has specialized in vulnerability management since 2013. He invests in real estate on the side and his hobbies include O gauge trains, baseball cards, and retro computers and video games. A University of Missouri graduate, he holds CISSP and Security+ certifications. He lives in St. Louis with his family.