Sorry, but I haven’t felt like talking much. It’s not just that I’m lazy. I’m not sure if it was Larry Wall who first said that a programmer should be lazy, but there it is. It’s a good lazy. You spend some time thinking things through before working, and end up needing to do far less. You program away your own work. So I’ve just been thinking things through before writing to you.
What else have I been up to? Chillin’ with the fam. Playing World of Warcraft. Organizing my music collection in iTunes and tagging everything correctly. Banging on my apps for work. But mostly I’ve been lazy. Thinking things through. I have noticed my material ambitions waning sharply over the past several years, partially due to feeling more secure in my job. I’m allowing myself not to have any kind of backup plan. A professor told me confidently today that UNH is recession proof. A jaded corporate refugee like myself has a hard time really believing that, but I’ve nonetheless grown pleasantly complacent in the moonlighting department. Contract work has lost its appeal. I’m preaching the Lazy.
Don’t count me out for Great Things in the future, but right now I’m going to pop another album in the iTunes and kick back. Let’s see… it’s going to be David Bowie “The Singles”, if you want to join me.
This has been your Garden of Blog update.