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."
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