I have been posting things on the Internet for so long, in so many forms, that I never felt a need to join into the latest round we call blogging, particularly since I already spend most of my working days simply trying to get through the email. Lately, however, it seems that I spend more time answering people’s questions about REST than I should – many of them questions that I have answered a dozen times or more, but are simply lost in the thousands of email messages archived in too many places around the net for me to even think about tracking them down and forwarding. So, I write more email, and more archives pile up. I need to start organizing my own correspondence.

Why untangled? Because I’ve always liked this quote from Babylon 5:

“You’re a problem solver. You’re one of these people who would pick up a rope that’s gotten all tangled up and spend an entire day untangling it. Because it’s a challenge, because it defies your sense of order in the universe, and because you can.”

which is about as close a description of me as I could find, at least in the abstract. I am not quite as bad as Monk, but I love a good puzzle, and I can be exceedingly stubborn about finishing the things that I start.