May 27, 2005

Rumors of my demise....

...are greatly exaggerated.

But gosh, it has been a while since I last posted anything, so I figured I'd jot down a few notes about what's been going on.

Mostly, what's been going on is work. Two weeks ago, I finished up a project I'd been working on for about seven years. I started on it as one of the developers, and ended up managing the darn thing (there's glory for you--I don't think). Now it's over, and I'm a manager no longer (for which God be thanked) and I've started on a new project altogether. I've actually been transitioning on to it for the last six weeks or so, but I've only really clicked into high gear during the last two weeks.

I don't know how your job works, but in my job my backbrain does most of the heavy lifting. It grinds away at problems while I'm eating and sleeping and driving and so forth, and it presents me with solutions when I need them. And sometimes my backbrain gets so caught up in what it's doing that there's no capacity left over anything else creative. So I've been doing a lot of reading over the last two weeks, I've played a game or two, and written almost nothing.

This weekend is a bit of a respite; given that it's a three-day weekend I made sure I didn't start anything today that I couldn't finish. Otherwise my backbrain would chew on it all weekend. My backbrain is rather like a large puppy when it's working hard; it chews and chews and every so often it barks and says "Come play with me!" And it won't quit! So I took pains to let it go to sleep toward the end of the afternoon.

It's bound to be an interesting weekend anyway; we're getting our house replumbed. It'd be a great weekend go to somewhere special, except of course for everyone else doing the same thing. We'll see how it goes.

But I digress. (Or do I? It's hard to say.) I should have some time to blog this afternoon, and in particular I've got a stack of books awaiting review which I hope to get to. So watch this space!

Posted by Will Duquette at May 27, 2005 08:49 PM