Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Comfortably numb

For reasons that I can't quite put my finger on, I've been exceptionally indifferent to the political and social goings on of late.

The Ground Zero mosque?  Whatever.  Yeah, it's an intentional thumb in the eye of America.  Yeah, it's like pissing on the graves of those killed by Islamic extremists on 9/11.  Nonetheless, I can't seem to muster any indignation.  And those who know me well know that there is no shortage of indignation in this bird.

What about Il Duce and the corrupt Congress pushing through yet more useless stimulus?  Nothing.

The administration's latest swindle to enrich the bankers?  Again, nothing.

Is it the doldrums of Summer, a time when blog readership drops to roughly half of normal?  Maybe.

Is it the stress and increased workload in the wake of a change of prime contractors at my client site?  Perhaps.  I've gone from responsibility for 2 major systems to responsibility for 4 major systems AND assisting new developers in coming up to speed.  Additionally, I need to learn a new proprietary coding language OJT ASAP to support the two new systems.  I hate learning proprietary coding languages.  Talk about useless knowledge!

Yeah, I know.  Boo frickin' hoo.

Whatever it is, it better end soon, my friend.  A Vulture with no indignation just won't do.  It just won't do at all.