Working at home gives me the same feeling that getting sick gives me; I’m both alert and disoriented at the end of the day, without any frame of reference for how I should feel.
On the other hand I didn’t have to fight traffic or sit under fluorescent lights today! My job has a program running that slowly leaks memory and does other bad things and blows up, horribly, about every six hours. I got to fix that twice, and do some housekeeping chores, and help people get more important things done, and generally be the technology Oompa-Loompa which is a role I like to play.
Tonight I hung out with Gambler Jesse and Irish Dan. Jesse just got back from Hong Kong and Guangdong Province, China where he had a great time as always and did not get the SARS. Since he’s a nurse he has to be monitored for a couple of weeks now, but isn’t worried. He described to me the odd things rich Chinese people eat (duck tongues?) and some of his adventures. He’s a great ambassador for my country. Just as we’re annoying the world, here comes a big friendly generous Filipino nurse who loves to play blackjack, eat, drink, and have conversation with his friends, reaffirming that we can export neat things too.
[five minutes pass..]
I just returned from my garage, where a rubber hose conveying water to the washing machine just failed. Good thing I noticed that the water sound was going on too long, there’s only about 1/2 inch of water on the garage floor. Burf. Good night!