I sighed a few weeks back when I was informed that the Essentials team had selected Feb 14 as the release date for Geocortex Essentials 1.2.1. Why? Their commitment is incredible (they’ve been working long hours to hit this target), so I didn’t doubt they’ll get it out the door given the tight timeline. The problem is that they selected Valentine’s Day as the release day, and release days often turn into release evenings.

Though I had nothing to do with setting today as the deadline, you can probably guess at whom their significant others’ will direct their chagrin for being abandoned on Valentine’s Day (evening)… the archetypal whip-cracking CEO. I’m going to have to make up for this somehow, but I don’t think even a complimentary spousal-use Geocortex Essentials 1.2.1 license would help (as outrageous as that sounds).