As we enter the new year, it's important to look at the things that we do, and consider how we might do them better. I've written about Simplify, Standardize, Automate, and I decided I should take my own advice. So I'm moving my blog to the University blog system.
You may not be aware, but the blog that I've hosted at http://www.tc.umn.edu/~jhall/ is manually-edited, and I wrote a series of small scripts to create the blog and link everything together. It was great to get started, but using the University's blog ("UThink") makes more sense - I'll let them worry about upgrades, about space, about online editing support. So in a sense, by moving my blog to UThink, I've helped to simplify part of my work life. Now I won't need to update any scripts to support new features - features that UThink already supports.
How are you applying Simplify, Standardize, Automate to your work in 2009?