Reminder: My Internet Vacation is Just Three Days Away

Just a reminder that I will be taking a 2-week vacation from the Internet beginning midnight of Sunday, March 17, and running through the end of the day of Saturday, March 30. During this time, I will have at least one new post scheduled here every day so that you don’t miss out on any content while I am gone. But since I will only be checking email infrequently and in a highly filtered way, if there is something you need from me before Saturday night, let me know now. Otherwise, it’s likely I won’t be able to help you until I am back from my Internet vacation on March 31.

Why check email if I am on an Internet vacationI can hear some people asking. It is a perfectly reasonable question, but I can’t say if I have a good answer. My best answer is that I will be tempted to check my email regardless. If I tell you that I’m not going to check email, I am not only lying to you, I am lying to myself. What I do plan on, is to check infrequently, and only reply to messages that require timely replies. Also, I have set up a filter so that only certain types of messages will get through into my inbox. All others will be held in a “Vacation” folder for me to review at my leisure when I return. So even when I do check my email, I won’t be seeing everything.

That said, if I owe you something, let me me know now (please don’t wait until 9pm Saturday evening) and I’ll do my best to turn it around quickly.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

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