So you’ve probably heard that a major company just released a new phone, a new operating system, and a whole slew of new features just waiting for well-meaning people to get confused by. I happen to work for that company, so things are a little hectic here at the home office. We were encouraged to sign up for extra work hours. I don’t believe in doing anything halfway, so I doubled the minimum recommended hours. That was mistake number one.
Mistake number two was getting promoted right before this took place, so I have all sorts of new responsibilities and access to technology that is as confounding as it is helpful. Luckily I live my life like a kid in a candy store, dashing around and grabbing things until someone tells me to stop. So it’s actually been quite fun. I get the opportunity to figure out this new phone/software faster than anybody else, because I get to see exactly what happens when it breaks down, and then work in reverse until it gets fixed.
The flip side of this, naturally, is that my usual days off work are now more like “10 hours off work”. I’ve completely abandoned my social life for the next two weeks, and I hardly leave my room. After work I just go to sleep, then wake up again for a new day. The other day I found a gun on my living room table. That means while I was working nonstop, someone interesting enough to leave a .9mm entered my house, had fun, and left his gun (either through carelessness or some sort of weird reverse-robbery fetish). I hope it was someone my roommate knew, but just in case it was a home invader, well, at least we know he’s tends to missplace his weaponry.
Rackstax is moving forward. Our team has grown from 1 to 2, which is promising for the future. Really, Rackstax is the reason I chose all this overtime. I need a little bit of extra seed money to generate the prototype once we have the design worked out. Expect big things.
If we make it out alive, from the depths of the sea, compass point you anywhere closer to me