MORIBUND - BUT NOT DEAD YET!
So what's been happening with the Bystander? Why is three months since the past post? Is he dead, kidnapped, the victim of a Fatwa? Maybe he's just decided to quit writing altogether.
Sadly, none of these is true. Despite what it may seem, the Bystander has a real job, one which requires him to produce stuff and do lots of traveling. Glamorous the international jaunts may be, but they take up lots of time before, during, and after the events.
The job also requires the writing of documents, depressingly staid ones at that. A technical document on the merits of a new algorithm for creating new databases is hardly an opportunity for rollicking satire and misanthropic barbs. The occasional footnote can be added as a momentary diversion, but that's really about it.
With a trip to Montreal coming up in two days, the Bystander may continue its gentle side into obscurity and pointlessness, but even if there's only time for a few lines of comment, your Editor is still keen to maintain a presence in the Blogosphere.