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Once 1.0 ships in January

In case you are wondering why I am still running MT and haven’t made the switch to Textpattern yet:
bq.The word is I’m plowing through bugfixes right now, and hope to be doing about one commit per day to the repository straight on through to the 1.0 release date, slated for January 10th. – “December 16th(Dean Allen)”:
bq.Yes, we’re at the ‘magical’ January 10th, and things were looking good until half our family (myself included) got hit with a rather hard-working and prolific case of stomach flu yesterday. – “January 10th(Dean Allen)”:
bq.I’m back at it now. Hope to have the 1.0 announcement posted today or tomorrow. – “January 12th(Dean Allen)”: Of course, missing deadlines is not that unusual.
bq.So when will TypeWorks be released? We cannot give you an exact date. At the moment we are looking at the middle of January. It is very unlikely that we will delay TypeWorks until Feburary. – “Typeworks(Message to our subscribers)”: I wonder just when “very unlikely” is going to change.

By Michael K Pate

Michael K. Pate tends to spend a great deal time of time around computers. He has been a Librarian since 1997.

Michael was born in Avon Park, Florida in 1966. Except for a couple of brief periods in his life (once in Tampa and once in Winter Haven/Haines City), he has been a life-long resident.

Originally, he planned on a career as a Computer Programmer and therefore graduate from Webber College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems in 1988. However, unhappy with career opportunities at the time, he soon returned to school and received a BS in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida.

He began his career in education at Avon Elementary and later Avon Park Middle working as a Computer Lab Coordinator. While technological challenges were interesting, he found himself more and more interested in becoming a Media Specialist. He began work on his MLS in 1995.

However, a summer internship at the Sebring Public Library in 1996 soon made him reconsider just what his career should be. Upon graduation in 1997, he secured a position as a Media Specialist at Eastside Elementary in Haines City. Eventually, the position he was looking for opened up and he returned to SPL as Reference Librarian in 1999.

In 2003, he became Assistant Director of the Highlands County Library System, serving in that role until the position was eliminated during a late round of budget cuts in 2010. Since then, he has been the Computer Support Specialist for the Heartland Library Cooperative. In 2011, he began serving on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.