Wow. How startling. I wrote my diary entry a few days ago, and didn't think much of it. I went back and read some other diaries a few hours later, and basically everyone's diary I read had something to say about what I'd said. Wow.
There's been a lot of supportive comments made in diaries, and a few have written me directly (Hey Joad, sorry I've not had the chance to write back yet. I intend to, but things have been... complicated). Ummmm, thanks. It seems like people aren't just sympathetic, but a lot of us are going through this stuff. If anyone wan't to chat about it more, drop me a line
What's interesting about the whole thing is, I wrote that because I was having a bad morning for other reasons. A personal problem I had seemed completely overwhelming, in a very emotional sort of way. And in order to continue to function as a person, I felt like I had to deal with some of the thoughts I had. But since I couldn't get my mind around problem number one, I instead sat it aside, and focused on problem number 2 or 3... and we got what y'all read.
On a lighter note... the good news is, an actual female seems to be expressing a more than friendly interest in me. The bad news is, she is my 14 year old, 8th grader, next door neighbor. *sigh* I just hope this doesn't end up with me walking in the front door to find her waiting in my living room with a gun. Joy.
Things at work have calmed down a bit. The beginning of semester rush has eased to a managable level. Now I just have to clean up all the little messes I either created or ignored while I was loking at the big problems.
Why is it that DHCP was written in such a way that it's only a traffic cop? All the server really does is stand in the middle of the street, pointing at a client, saying 'ok, you can have that IP'. All the Support Goons think I have some mystical power to revoke leases, and all sorts of other enforcement abilities. And I keep telling them that I'm, basically powerless to do anything about it if a client want's to misbehave.
I think the point may have _started_ to sink in a couple weeks ago, when a bad NIC took out about 2000 datajacks. But they still have pretty unrealistic ideas about how the whole thing "works".