The eight-hundred-some of you who are on the unglue.it mailing list already know this, and the rest of you should: we’re launching May 17.
So these few weeks are a crazy blur — all the things have to work some of them won’t work which things are crucial which will we forget which will we never see and discover in a spate of disaster in a user email we can fix fast in a back alley the users never see what do we still need to test how do we publicize what are all the things we’ve been putting off that we can put off no longer which things now finally have to be real — their details pinned down under glass, etherized upon a table. Choices made. The web site in reality is never as good as the one in your head, all the bells and whistles you wish you could implement, all the features that you wonder (a knife-edge of terror under it all) were we right when we said that wasn’t mission-critical, we don’t need to delay launch for it — but the web site in reality has one final comprehensive advantage over the one in your head:
So we’ll launch. Soon. With campaigns you can watch and share and contribute to. And when we do I’ll embed all the widgets for them in my blog so we can all track their progress from here, too.
But in the meantime: did you know? There are widgets! And I didn’t make them pretty — let’s all thank our awesome designer for that — but I did make them work. I pretend to be a web designer around here. I populate designs with live data from our back end, I weave HTML into Django, I make things toggle. So here are some books I really like, books on my wishlist at unglue.it. And here are some things I did.