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April 19, 2006

The Parade of Projects

I am buried in unfinished and unrequited projects. Will they ever end? Not until I stop breathing (and perhaps even beyond). Whether it's my neurotic obsession with knowing everything, my self-identification as a Renaissance man, or my elitist derision for American Idol, I truly live only as I am learning and creating.

But work has really started cramping my project timelines. Somehow, projects I do for money don't feel like my projects, though there sure are a lot of 'em these days. I don't directly comment about work on the blog, but if you want to contact me off the record, I can tell some stories, boy. (Short version: I may be managing eight people by September, and our new laboratory is ready(?) for move-in tomorrow.)

I fondly recall the unbounded, halcyon days of my youth when I could spend hours each day programming on my Commodore 64. Sadly, those days are long gone, and my Commie's not looking so hot either. Yet I'm sure the good old days weren't as great as I remember them. I had to go to school, didn't I? How is that any more freeing than having to go to work? Yes, my pysche is riddled with contradictions. I suppose the most important factor is my age. At this point in my life, I have accumulated enough plans for projects to completely swamp my available free time. In order to take control again, I have to finish some of 'em.

This is where you come in, dear reader. The following are projects I have been pondering for a while -- some, a long while. Critique them, laugh at them, add to them if you must, whatever. But let me know what you think is worth doing on this list:

And... that's all. For now.

Posted by The Greatness at 02:04 PM | Comments (3)

April 04, 2006

Obligatory Blog Entry

You know it's time to put up another entry when the page stares blankly at all visitors. So here it is, my ob-blog, as all the kiddies are calling it. I direct you to a masterful work of great care, made by one of those puzzling sorts that has the chutzpah to follow a silly idea all the way to its absurdum.

Oh dear.

Posted by The Greatness at 11:07 AM | Comments (4)