Beemer (dr_tectonic) wrote,
Beemer
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becrabbled

The weather has been very cold and windy (as well as dry and electrostatic) and I am all becrabbified as a result.

Work is both fairly heavy thinky and lots-to-do time-consuming, which is not terrible (a bit stressy, but not obnoxiously so), but leaves me with little gumption left for talking about things online at the end of the day.

And, of course, it's nearly election time, which makes me hate humanity. I approach people with the assumption that really, just about everyone is a worthwhile and decent person, and I am rarely disappointed. (This is one of those self-fulfilling prophecy things, because however you treat people, they usually respond in kind.) At election time, you get to deal with demographics instead of individuals, and as groups, there are a lot of people who... well, who DO disappoint.

Election time, when a mad scientist's fancy turns to doomsday devices and weapons of massive effect.

Also, yesterday? I found evidence that perhaps this previously intractable issue with some of our data is in fact something much more straightforward than we had thought. Which is yay for being fixable, but is boo for more work to do, and mostly is GRR because if the problem *is*, in fact, what I think it is, it means that it's the result of a completely idiotic error made by a colleague who apparently CANNOT READ A GODDAMN SPEC, because it says RIGHT THERE to do it this way and not that way, so why, WHY did you do it that way?

So yeah, all in all, things are fine, but I also have these moments of wanting to stab people for their total inability to recognize that everything would work a whole lot better if they would just Do It My Way, dammit.

Also? My mustache is unkempting a lot. Bah!
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