It's nice being over-bandwidth, because things come into clear perspective.
Our new office is live on Monday, I've got to be there and start training some of the staff we've got coming onboard.
So my other two major projects need to be deathmarched to a sustainable state for my involvement to fall off a lot after Monday.
Perspective... a little bit of smoke is wafting in the room. Normally I'd go, "Ahh, a fire!" and I'd run to put it out.
But it's a little trash fire. We've got a whole inferno a few miles away. Can't see it, can't smell it, but it'll overtake and destroy many important things if not handled.
So someone says, "There's a fire! We've got to put it out!" Well, my friend, that's just a trash fire. We've got infernos to deal with.
"It's a FIRE!"
"Sure. I get it. But we've got 24 hours per day. I've got to go fuel up some fire-fighting airplanes, the ones that drop chemicals on huge blazes. And I've got to put together an engineering corps to dig some firebreaks away from the current area of the blaze. And we've got to get medical stations set up to take care of all of our people, and make sure our provisions are in order."
"But there's a FIRE!"
"Indeed. Let it burn. We've got important things to do."
September 11th, 2012. Taipei, Taiwan. Dante Coffee in Guting. 8:34AM
My inbox. Oh, I don't really like that subject line. Well, click it --
I hate to push back yet again, but I can hardly get anything done right now. Let me finish UI + client project first.
Also, my concentration is complete shit. This money thing still fucks me up.
And then, epiphany strikes, the lights come on, the darkness recedes, and all is clear.
Over the past year or so I've become a lot more interested in the environment. Maybe it's my exposure to the wilderness around the world this year, maybe it's the few documentaries about it that I've seen, or maybe it's just the fact that it's become a hot button issue and I've been forced to take notice.
That's not to say that I'm some tree hugging environmentalist who knows all the issues and is going to devote his life to saving the earth. My opinion on this isn't an expert opinion, it's just what I've cobbled together from the information I've been exposed to as well as my personal experience.
And I'm nowhere near being 100% green, whatever that means. Although I am completely solar dependent, use very little gas, eat vegan food that's mostly local and organic, I also spend a lot of time on planes and boats that are not particularly good for the environment.